Top Nebraska Junior takes in visit

People who know anything about Nebraska prep football know that Omaha (Nebr.) Central is a pretty good place to start looking for talent. This year they have D.J. Jones, a Nebraska commit and more than likely a top 100 player nationally. Next year be ready to hear a familiar last name come through Central, although he isn't any relation.

Remember the name Harland Gunn from Omaha (Nebr.) Central. The 6-foot-3 and 300 pound OL/DT is only a junior this year, but is receiving some serious recruiting attention. He is an athletic big-man and runs the 40-yard dash in 5.2 second.

"I play both ways in high school," Gunn said. "To tell you the truth I really don't know what Nebraska is looking at me as. I need to call them and ask. I would bet either defensive tackle or center because of my height."

While Central has D.J. Jones, Gunn actually plays the tackle position next to Gunn. "I am playing tackle. I am at tackle and D.J. Jones is at guard. At the beginning of the season he was a little bit faster than me and I guess that the guard position does a little more pulling. They put him at guard for that reason. It works."

As to which side of the ball Gunn prefers he might side a bit with offense, but he likes them both. When it comes to projecting to play center in college he is up to the task. He has played center before and is familiar with snapping a football.

"I really like defense, but I am trying to lose some weight to get more explosive so I would say offensive line. I like to play both to tell you the truth. I have played center before. It might take some time to get used to, but I don't think that it would be a problem."

This summer Gunn went to the Nebraska camp. He also took in the Nike camp in Kansas. It was there that he received high praise from his coach in his pass protecting technique and his one on one dominance.

"I went to the Nike camp in Manhattan, Kansas. I did really good. My coach said that I had the best pass protection skills of all the lineman there. I felt pretty good. My coach was excited about that. We came about an hour late and didn't get to test. As far as one on one drills are concerned I did pretty good."

When it comes to growing up in Nebraska and growing up a Husker fan, Gunn only really grew up in Nebraska. Admittedly he did not watch a lot of college football when he was younger, but since the chances of him to further his playing days after high school seem pretty serious he has taken a new liking to the Big Red.

"I am from Nebraska, but to tell you the truth I didn't watch a lot of football coming up. People told me as I grew up that when I got bigger I would play for Nebraska. I like them a whole lot. I watch them a lot now to see how my position is played at the next level."

Gunn has also received an invite to attend a Michigan game as an unofficial visitor this year and is getting a lot of recruiting attention for only a junior. Gunn was named all-Metro last year as a sophomore.

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