Did Huskers make the "good" list for Akeem Hebron?

10, then 20, then 30 and the number just keeps climbing for linebacker Akeem Hebron. That's how it is when you're popular. He's realizing a lot more about how it is and most of it has the word "hectic" involved. And, it's not even September, when the coaches can call, visit and all that good stuff that turns hectic into insane. Akeem is doing what he can to avoid that by keeping at least a few specific schools in mind.

It's beyond the point of keeping track of the written offers. Wheaton, Maryland's Akeem Hebron lost complete track of the offers a long time ago. About all he can do now is give you a ballpark estimate and tell you who's offered the most recently. "I think it's about 36 now," Hebron said of his written offers. "And, Boston College, Illinois, Florida are the most recent. There's more, but I can't think of them all right now." Like I said, "hectic". It's not what he thought it would be. "I take a look at all those offers, man, it's just confusing at times, because you don't know what you are going to do," he said. "I'm not even sure where to start." Hebron has done a little of that, though, already having named a leader in Scout.com's last update with him, the Georgia Bulldogs getting the early nod for Hebron's services in the future. How about now? "Yeah, I like Georgia a lot," Akeem said. "I just have to get down there and see it for myself and see if it's everything I think it will be." There's a lot of schools trying to get Akeem to visit, officially during or after the season and of course, even before the season begins. Hebron does have a system, one where he tries to be as up front with some of the schools offering him, letting them know out of the gate, who's in and who's not. "I try to tell some of those coaches whether that is a school that I might be thinking about in the future," he said., "I just try and tell them that for this reason or that reason, I'm probably not going to consider them, so that way I don't waste their time and I don't worry about them during the recruiting process." "Like Texas, they are recruiting me, but they have like 18 commits now, a few linebackers, all in-state, so that's not going to be a place I want to go, so just tell them thank you, but I'm looking elsewhere." For Husker fans, the question is obviously about whether Nebraska made it on his list or on that other list, that one that says they aren't a consideration for the future. With what he knows about Nebraska, which isn't a lot, Akeem rode the fence on just where Nebraska resides. "I think they are in the middle right now," he said. "I honestly don't know much about them, but the thing is, I'm not real big on the seasons." "I'm looking for a place that's warmer, if possible. Weather won't determine where I go, but if I can have my choice about it, I'd just as soon not go to a place where it's cold." Now, Hebron did go onto say that while Georgia is the leader and he's not one to go up north, just so he can build snowmen, teams like Nebraska, Michigan and Ohio State were certainly not totally out of the mix. "Hey, if it feels right and I think it's the place for me, it doesn't matter what the weather is in the end," he said. "I just have what I would prefer, but I'm not going to make my decision just based on the weather." "If it's the right school for me, that's where I am going." There's going to be plenty of time for feeling the schools out and making the visits, wherever they might go, because Hebron said that he's definitely a last-minute kind of guy. With recruits either committing early to avoid the attention or going all the way to the end, Akeem is opting for the latter. "I need to wait to really know," he said. "I like Georgia, but like I said, I haven't been down there, so I don't really know what I'm going to see. All these offers, you know that a lot of these programs have something great to offer and it's going to take a long time to get it all in and make the right decision for me." Hebron was recently at the Elite College Combine in New Jersey, where he was named the top linebacker of the combine, all with over a hundred coaches in attendance, including a reported eight head coaches. Akeem also has no definite plans for any unofficial visits right now.

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