Back from Oregon State and............

The race for Ndamukong Suh continues as the highly sought-after prospect visits Oregon State. What did Ndamukong think of the visit and where do his other prospective schools stand after watching Oregon State pull out an impressive win over the Ducks in the 2004 Civil War? Does Nebraska still stand a chance for this massive defensive tackle?

As Nebraska continues to pile up recruiting victories in 2004, an area of obvious need is defensive tackle where Ndamukong Suh could end up to be Nebraska's ace in the hole at the position.  Suh's season ended rather unhappily as Grant High lost to Beaverton 38-14 in the state quarterfinals.  ".  I felt that I didn't have my best game but I did pretty well," said Suh.  Ndamukong racked up 10 sacks, 65 tackles and four fumble recoveries with one for a touchdown in his senior campaign.

 

Recently, Suh found himself in Corvallis taking in the 2004 Civil War between the OSU Beavers and the Oregon Ducks.  Suh's hosts pulled out an impressive 50-21 victory, but the athletics were a small comparison to the academia in terms of what Suh enjoyed most.  "That was a great trip for me, I've been down there for practices in the spring but I wasn't really looking for the athletic piece, mostly academics," he said.  So, what was Ndamukong's favorite part of the trip?  Other than getting a hug from Derek Anderson after the Civil War win, getting to meet the Dean of Engineering."  What was the visit's rank on a scale of 1-10?  "I'd probably say a 10."

 

Currently Nebraska, OSU, Mississippi State and Miami lead for Suh's services and all continue to be at the same even pace for his pledge.  Next up, Suh will visit the Hurricanes of Miami as they look to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in a classic ACC showdown.  So, with the impressive visits, one must wonder just how high Ndamukong's interest in the ‘Huskers is.  "My current interest in Nebraska is high," he said.  Nebraska has been sure to stay in constant contact with the prospect from Oregon.  "I spoke with Coach Blake this past Sunday.  Just mainly football and how I could fit into the program," he said.  There have been no in-home visits scheduled with Suh yet, but there has been conversation towards such a thing.  "I know they are definitely interested in coming out to visit me," he said. 

 

Suh has had the time to keep up on his prospective collegiate destinations including Nebraska.  He had a very positive outlook on Nebraska's year.  "I would say they had a pretty good season even though just because they have all new kids and they're running a whole new system, they could've easily gone 1-10."  Suh feels that the staff and kids performed admirably given the circumstances.  As  Ndamukong gets closer and closer to making a decision, is there any timetable we can expect a commit from?  "I would say I'd have to make all of my visits because I want to leave no stone unturned.  I want to use all my options and see what all is out there and see what they have to offer me," he said. 


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