If you've got 40 offers or close to it, you're probably thinking that the pressure is on to narrow it down a bit. You are only allowed five official visits either during or after the season, so no reason to walk around with near 40 potential coaches calling you when they are allowed to in September.
One of the best offensive guards in the country, J.B. Walton doesn't really mind all that much, but within the big list, there's a division of sorts, because with that many written scholarships, you know that some on that list don't have a hope and prayer of nabbing one of the top interior linemen in the country.
"I haven't really narrowed things down, but yeah, there's some that probably won't be in there that I am already pretty sure of," J.B. Said. "I guess it's like a good list and a bad list."
Just out of courtesy, J.B. didn't say who was on the bad list, but threw out of a few that are some, but not all, that sit on the best side of the sheet of paper.
Looking at the Huskers, though,
outside of the Sooners, who have competed in three out of the last four national
title games, the big red seems to be the odd one on the list. Struggling to a
5-6 record last year, during the first year of the Bill Callahan era, the luster
wasn't gleaming when it came to at least recent successes in
Walton said that he's seen the
recent struggles, but remembers a time when it wasn't
The Huskers are hoping that will be the case again someday soon, but it won't be anytime soon before Walton really takes a stab at taking the good list and making it official. And as for those official visits, Walton said that for right now, he's leaving that in someone else's very capable hands.
"My parents are checking the schedule and just figuring out how everything is going to work out," J.B. said. "I think we'll take maybe a couple of visits during the season and wait until after the season to take the rest."
There is a chance that Walton could have his final five before the season, but didn't indicate that, that would be the case and said of the entire recruiting process, he's not having a problem looking at all this, sitting back and watching.
"I'm just going with it right now," he said. "No hurry for me, so I'm just taking it all in."