Elisara Checks In On Big Red Recruitment

Cornhusker fans looking for a reason to drool at defensive tackle definitely found a prospect worthy of that mention in Spokane, Washington's Cameron Elisara. Much of the Pac-10 is making a rush for this big time prospect, but Nebraska is holding firm in their quest. We spoke with Cameron about his thoughts on NU along with commitment plans and how the recruiting process is treating him in general.

With Nebraska's depth at defensive line being what it is, when many Cornhusker fans found out about the potential of snagging Spokane's Cameron Elisara, eyes started to light up.  Luckily for fans of the Big Red, Elisara gives them no reason to fade any time soon.  When asked about what schools are recruiting him the hardest, he said, "All the schools that have offered me scholarships are but I'd say Stanford, Nebraska, Oregon, Washington and LSU.  Some of them are personal, they don't just send mail. They send handwritten letters so they're staying in my mind," he said.

Elisara claims no official favorites but mentions that he's beginning to form a rough draft of one in his mind.  Naturally, that could come into focus any time.  Nebraska's communication with Cameron seems to be paying off as the big man from the Northwest has good things to say about the Cornhuskers.  "They're as high as anybody else I'd be holding high.  I've had a couple talks with Coach Callahan.  It's easy to talk to him and he'd be a good coach.  He's easy get along with," said Cameron.

Cameron has been spending his time getting to know Nebraska's head man along with Offensive Line Coach Dennis Wagner, a familiar face on the western seaboard.  "I get a few letters from Coach Wagner and some from Coach Callahan.  A lot of stuff is telling me about the program and a lot of encouraging stuff.  I've gotten a few telling me how high I am on their list," he said.  Cameron was actually a little taken aback by how highly the staff at Nebraska thinks of him.

There had been some talk about Cameron getting his decision out of the way early.  It appears that after some discussion with teammates and coaches, that decision has changed somewhat.  "My whole thought process has been to get it done in the summer but I've realize the more I've talked to people it's not as good of a decision as it is to wait and take all of your visits," Cameron said.

Cameron's already taken the time to trip a couple of places and has another few in mind for the near future.  "I've already taken trips to Washington, Oregon and Stanford.  That was when I attended junior days. This summer, the visits are going to run along the camps I go to like California and Arizona. I'm hoping I can get to Nebraska, too.  I'm going to link together the trip with Cal and Arizona and then try to take another one out to see Nebraska," he said.

Elisara said that every school that has offered him to date showed up throughout the month of May to evaluate him.  His offers stand at 14 currently including Nebraska, Oregon, Stanford, Cal, Idaho, NMSU, Northwestern, Boise State, LSU, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington and Colorado.

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