The waiting is over, grades are in for Wilson

With a secondary that ranked amongst the worst in the country last year, there's been a lot of effort to try and get them back to amongst the best like they were just two years ago. To that end, Nebraska went after some of the most physically ready cornerbacks from the junior college level. They got a couple, Zack Bowman already on campus, but Bryan Wilson has had to wait. One grade had to come in, that one telling him whether he was going to be a Husker or not. Those grades are officially in.

The wait is over, L.A. Pierce cornerback Bryan Wilson finally got his grades back.

"I passed and I'll be in Nebraska in about a week," Wilson said.

Bryan actually said that he knew he passed, but the delay in getting the results made certain confidence turn into a little hesitance at times. "Yeah, you wonder when it takes that long, but I knew I did well, so it was just a matter of getting the results back to make it official."

They are and now Bryan looks to the future, one he's hoping is not too far away. "I know I have a long way to go as far as learning everything I need to learn, but I am pretty confident that once I am in there, get used to everything, I can be an impact guy before the end of the season."

Obviously Husker fans are hoping for more than that, but Bryan being the humble and realistic person that he is, he's looking at everything with an open mind. "I'll be new, so I don't know how everything is going to go," he said. "I'm just going to go in there, listen to coach "E" and work as hard as I can to get on the field as fast as I can.

One of the principle competitors for a spot on the field for Wilson will be sophomore Cortney Grixby as Grixby started two games last season. With the arrival of another junior college cornerback in Zack Bowman, it's going to be the other side that is perceived as up for grabs.

Wilson wants that spot, but respect is given to where he believes it's due. "Grixby has been in that system, is a great athlete, so he's got a leg up right now," Wilson said. "I'll probably be competing with him for some time."

"I know I am going to try and get that spot, but you just have to work hard and let whatever happen, happen."

The scenic tour to division 1-A is over for Wilson now, his trials and tribulations with injuries finally a thing of the past. He's now excited to look at his future, knowing that the one he planned for out of high school will come August 1st or 2nd finally arrive.

"It's been a big old detour to get to this point," Wilson said of the last three years. "But, I'm ready and excited to see what I can do. It's going to be great and I know that we'll be a good secondary overall and I am just excited to be a part of it."

"It's going to be good to finally be with the big red."

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