Huskers first to offer JC OL

One of the things that Nebraska tried to achieve in last year's recruiting class was to get a mid-term transfer offensive lineman. That fell through and it looks like Nebraska is at it again knowing that they lose three offensive tackles this winter. The Huskers have targeted a big offensive lineman from California.

The word for Nebraska's targets at offensive line is big. Dustin Hensel fits the bill. Dustin comes in at 6-foot-7 and 300 pounds. He also has good speed for a man that size with a 5.4 second 40-yard dash. The Huntington Beach (Calif.) Golden West College standout received his first offer.

"I just got one. I got one from the University of Nebraska," Hensel said. "I didn't commit anywhere out of high school. I was academically qualified, but went the junior college route."

What are Hensel's thoughts about Nebraska and is distance a big thing to the big man? "They're a solid program. Distance isn't a big deal to me. Wherever is fine. I haven't even thought about where I will be taking any officials yet."

Besides hearing from Nebraska, Hensel was a busy man during the evaluation period. "I am also hearing from Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Nevada, TCU and Missouri. I spoke to all of them during the evaluation period."

The summer is important to Hensel who is planning on working out to improve his footwork. Overall though, the Rustlers are looking to improve on what Hensel called a disappointing year last season.

"The summer is going good. I am working on my footwork. My speed and my lateral movement. We are looking to improve on last year's disappointing year. We went 3-6. We've got a lot more people out and a lot better attitude."

Hensel is again in a very good academic situation like he was coming out of John F. Kennedy high school. "I will be eligible to enroll for the spring semester at a division one college.

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