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
's Bruce Campbell has become quite
popular in his region.
Campbell has become
popular in places much farther from home as well,
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
"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
That comes as a bit of a change,
Campbell seemingly higher on
the last time we
talked to him. Speculating on
totally out of the picture,
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
, 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
Ryan Tolar – committed to
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
, who would be far more
popular than he is right now, but has yet to officially qualify under NCAA
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
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.