Huskers hanging tough for Florida DB

Time for personal things has been far and few between the last few weeks for this Florida DB. He participated in the Cali-Florida Bowl, took an official to Illinois, is at a Shrine game that will take up this week and weekend and next weekend he visits Nebraska.

Life is not dull for Guesley Dervil. The Jacksonville (Flor.) Edward H. White high school standout is taking part in his second all-star game this month. Says a lot about the type of player he is as he spoke about the Cali-Florida Bowl experience.

"It was crazy. Even at practice, the best meets the best. I had fun. That's really going to help me at the next level," Dervil said.

"I liked Fred Rouse. The whole team from Florida was cool. The whole thing about being from Florida is it doesn't matter what part of Florida you are from, once we get together we were all just hanging together."

One such player that Dervil found himself hanging with that week was Nebraska commit, Harrison Beck. "The quarterback that is going to Nebraska is cool."

"I watched some of the Nebraska games this season and I don't know, their quarterback ain't looking too good. It's a good opportunity for him. Just shine man, do your thing."

Dervil shares more in common with Beck than just the nomination to represent Florida in the bowl game. Dervil is being actively recruited by Nebraska like Beck was before he committed.

"They are recruiting me as a defensive back and I am also going to play wide receiver. All of my life I have been playing football and never played just one position. I don't know how I am going to get used to that. I have been doing it since I was seven years old."

Maybe the coaches should listen to him. Dervil was equally as dangerous on the offensive side of the ball as the defensive.

"I was all-area, conference, Super 24, and I got some more awards last night at the team banquet, but I wasn't there because I was here getting ready for this game."

Dervil will take his fourth official to Nebraska next weekend (1/28). "I've taken one to West Virginia, Alabama and Illinois. I have one set up to Nebraska next weekend. I am off this weekend to be in a Shrine Bowl."

Dervil mentioned that he would like to talk to Big Red Report about the prior official visits, but was busy doing game preparation for this weekend's Shrine game. We will catch up with him later in the week to see how practice is going and about the official visits.


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