California Prospect Holds NU Offer

Since Nebraska hired Bill Callahan and thusly, since Coach Callahan hired on his staff, the penchant for quality California recruits has been apparent. Nebraska has identified and offered yet another young man from the state, but he has some concerns about the Cornhuskers that stem from this past year's recruiting class.

C.J. Gable is a prospect whose type is starting to show up quite a bit in Nebraska's portfolio these days.  He's a kid with good size and good speed who could theoretically play quite a few positions.  Standing 6' 1" and weighing in at 185 pounds, C.J. clocks a 4.5 40 yard dash which makes him a pretty enticing recruit.  He benches 265 pounds, squats 385 pounds and carries a 3.0 GPA in the classroom as well.

During his junior year, he rushed 180 times for 2,027 yards and 27 touchdowns. From his free safety slot, he had 85 tackles and five interceptions and returned one all the way for a score.  He was named first team all-league, county and state underclass for his efforts.  He currently holds offers from Houston, Oklahoma, Washington State, LSU, Washington, UCLA, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Arizona State, USC and Arizona along with garnering interest from Florida, Florida State, Miami and Colorado.  He claims no leader at this time.

Gable plans to attend the U.S. Army All-American Combine along with the Elite Football Camp and cites his strengths as his patience, his ability to read other offenses and his aggressiveness on the field.  While he has received several offers from some pretty big names, Gable is reporting that one school appears to be doing the most footwork these days.  "Arizona, they send me stuff every day and they called me, they come to the school, that's the only school that's doing all that," he said.

The interesting thing about C.J. from Nebraska's standpoint is that it appears he had a vested interest in the Cornhuskers, but one thing seems to have skewed that interest a bit.  ‘I wanted to go there but I thought they already had Marlon Lucky.  I thought they might put me on the bench and I don't want to be waiting," he said.  Gable ideally would like to start as a freshman and it appears that the presence of Marlon Lucky has somewhat derailed Gable's thoughts about coming to Nebraska.

Apart from getting immediate playing time as a freshman, C.J. is also looking for a place that has a good architecture program and a good living style.  He doesn't really have any travel plans set up in the near future, though he mentioned that several schools have been out to evaluate him such as Colorado, USC, Washington, Washington State and UCLA.

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