Josh Freeman is a hot commodity in today's recruiting market, not just as a quarterback but as an athlete. Nebraska wasn't the last Big XII school to offer Freeman as he has offers from both Kansas and Iowa State, but another Big XII heavyweight has come into the picture. Oklahoma has just recently offered Freeman, so what does this new offer do in terms of his plans? "I'm in the dark about Oklahoma so far. I'd like to take a visit to their campus and check them out a little bit," he said.
Freeman's idea on just when he'll pull the trigger has changed from time to time depending on the climate of the recruiting world and just what his potential colleges offer, so where does he stand currently in terms of making a decision? "It'll probably be early part of this season, around September," he said.
Yesterday, Freemen spent some time in Kansas City and Nebraska Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Jay Norvell stopped by to view Josh. "It was Recruit Day for Kansas City and there was a combine, all the KC guys came. It was a basic combine, you did your forties and bench and everything, then they broke you off into individuals and did one on one drills," said Freeman.
Nebraska's Norvell hasn't been the first coach to come and check out Freeman in action as just Tuesday morning, Freeman was treated to a few coaches early in the morning. "This morning we had open gym at six and there was a Texas A&M guy there. Michigan State was there Monday," said Freeman. He also mentioned that Iowa and Kansas had visited for an evaluation. Josh will be visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan this weekend for the Nike Camp to be held there.
There has been some talk about change in Josh's favorites over the past few months, but Freeman says that one school is clear cut above the rest right now. "Nebraska is number one. Then there's Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, everyone else who has offered me," he said. We'll be sure to keep tabs on Josh all the way until his decision and towards Signing Day 2006.