#14 rated Bruce Campbell narrowing list soon

He's possibly Nebraska's top ranked realistic target remaining when it comes to some of the bigger big men for the offensive side of the ball. And he's getting ready to narrow his list, the over dozen offers possibly getting cut down to five. So, is Nebraska a team that will make that list or does Nebraska find yet another big man that they covet slowly slipping away?

Sitting on 13 offers, Hamden, Connecticut 's Bruce Campbell has become quite popular in his region. Campbell has become popular in places much farther from home as well, Nebraska having been one of the most ardent recruiters of the 6 foot, 6 inch, 270 prep-stars.


13 is too many, though, and Campbell says that very soon, he's going to trim down his list to match the five allowed official visits he can take either during or after the season.


The question is, does Nebraska make that list?


"I don't know right now," Bruce said. "I'm still looking to stay as close to home as I can, so I'm looking at them, but I am really looking at the best situation for me somewhere close to here."


That comes as a bit of a change, Campbell seemingly higher on Nebraska the last time we talked to him. Speculating on Nebraska being totally out of the picture, Campbell replied simply "Kind of, but I don't know anything for sure right now".


Others that seem to be leading right now to be the final five  are: Maryland , Michigan State , Florida , Miami and Virginia .




If that is the death knell for Nebraska as far as getting Campbell , the Huskers can number Bruce amongst the many offensive big men it was in on, that they are out of contention for now:


Gabe Carimi – committed to Wisconsin this week

Ryan Tolar – committed to Washington this week

Cody Brnadon – waiting for mom's ok to commit to Oklahoma


Add to that the quickly dwindling chances they have with Steve Schilling, Sam Young and Matt Carufel, the one-time bountiful list of possible Huskers now becomes somewhat anemic.


Other opportunities for Nebraska are: Butch Lewis out of Aurora, Colorado, who was slated to camp at Nebraska during their summer sessions, but couldn't due to his sports schedule conflicts.  There's also 6 foot, 7 inch, 330 pound Jeff Adams out of Cadiz, Kentucky , who would be far more popular than he is right now, but has yet to officially qualify under NCAA Clearinghouse standards.


Then, there's those riding the edge as it were, for offers, Elkhorn Mt. Michael's Cole Bunner the top in-state lineman prospect without an offer, along with Cody Habben, a Washington prepster, who was recently at one of Nebraska's summer camps.


If the list gets much shorter for Nebraska , there's little doubt that players that might not have gotten offers before are definitely in line, but Nebraska will also look to the junior college level as well.


A couple of names to be mindful of from that level are: Fenuki Tupu, a 6 foot, 6 inch, 325 pound tackle from Sierra junior college in Rocklin, California and College of the Canyons' James Paulk, a prospect that has been on the tongues of Husker fans for awhile now, as he would be ready to enroll just as soon as he finishes all the credits needed to transfer to the next level.

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