Second Picou joins Husker family

It seems size runs in the bloodlines. As fate would have it cousins sharing the same last name will be part of the 2004-05 recruiting class for Nebraska. Oddly, they also play the same position and are about the same size.

So what is different about Jordan Picou when it comes to comparing him to his cousin Rodney Picou? Well, Rodney is a senior in high school while his cousin went to a junior college is about it.

You have nearly identical measureables. They play the same position at offensive tackle. They also have the same last name.

"Well, he's a little shorter than me. He's about 6-foot-3 or so. He's an offensive tackle. He weighs about 310. We both played basketball. That's all that we could really play because of our weight. We couldn't play football so that's what we played," Rodney Picou said today at the Media Day at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"He and I didn't really get to play Pop Warner football because we were too big. He ended up playing his freshman and sophomore year in high school. He played high school football, he just got injured or something like that and couldn't play his senior year. That's probably what hurt him."

Something like that is what you might sum up Jordan Picou's story right now. Here you have a player, like Rodney, who appears to have his best days of playing football still in front of him.

While playing at least a couple of years in high school he has only played one at the junior college level. A starter as a freshman at Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Calif., he has CLEP tested out of the remaining year at Mt. SAC and is eligible to transfer to a four year school.

So was it by design that the two Picou's would come to Nebraska? Well it took some massaging so to speak, but apparently based on the measureables the Husker coaches were intrigued. What really caught their attention was his film.

"When I went down to Nebraska on my official visit I told them about my cousin. He and I really wanted to play together. So my cousin started telling things to me so I could relay things to Nebraska. He sent in his film and I guess that they liked it."

Jordan and Rodney will both be there to play for Nebraska in the fall. But, much like Jordan Adams last year, Jordan Picou will have four years to play three at Nebraska.

Big Red Report will bring you quotes from Jordan himself as he and the rest of Rodney Picou's family are planning on arriving in San Antonio to see Rodney in action this weekend.


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