Huskers trying to pull another out of Florida

If you look at the defensive backs that played this year for Nebraska and contrast it against the cornerbacks that have been recruited this year you will see a noticeable difference: height. Nebraska already has two players committed to play cornerback that are 6-foot-0 or taller. Could they add another one?

The name just sounds like a football player. It's Guesly Dervil from Jacksonville (Fla.) Edward H. White High School. Nebraska's interest is a little new in Dervil, but the spot is there.

The fact that Nebraska is a little late getting in on Dervil is of little consequence. They have secured one of his remaining official visits in January. He has already taken on official so far.

"Yes, I have taken one to West Virginia. I went there on December 10. I have the other four set up. I am going to Alabama (1/7), Florida State (1/28), Nebraska (1/21) and Ole Miss (1/14)."

That is an impressive list. What is even more impressive is the fact that all of the schools that he has visited or plans to visit have offered. Well, sort of.

"Yes sir, all of the schools that I am going to visit have offered. Well, Nebraska has kinda, sorta offered. It isn't official yet. They said they would officially offer if I visit."

The need is there for Nebraska to get in another athletic, tall cornerback. However, Dervil should be classified as an athlete because he plays a number of positions and scored from them all this past season.

"Nebraska is recruiting me as a cornerback. I prefer to play cornerback in college. I am 6-foot-0 and 175 pounds. I scored a touchdown in every game. I had nine touchdowns, six interceptions, and 85 tackles on defense. I play wide receiver, running back and returner on offense."

"I had around 600 yards receiving. This year was the first year in school history that we had more passing yards than receiving. We are usually a power running team. I don't know how many receptions that I had, but I had five touchdowns receiving. I scored from the running back spot and returner as well."

Dervil has just one minor barrier in his way and that is his SAT. Confidently he says that he will pass the test and he really isn't that far away from getting that accomplished.

"Well, right now I am short by 70 points. Right now I have to take the test at least one more time in February. I can do it though."

So Dervil has an all-star game and four officials coming, signing day and the SAT to think about over the next couple of months. Narrowing down the list had to be difficult when you hear about how many offers he had to choose from, but one offer he was looking for hasn't shown up yet.

"I have over 25 total offers. I don't have a favorite. I grew up a Hurricane fan. I've been a Hurricane fan since I was little. They're recruiting me, but I never got an offer."

"I am playing in the California-Florida All-Star game that will be in Florida this year. It is on January 2."

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