About a month ago, DeLaShaun Dean was playing in a game in which he made a wrong cut on the field. It turns out that the cut was beyond wrong as it ended up tearing his ACL thus ruling him out for the rest of the season. "I just had my surgery. On Monday I start rehab and my goal is to just go at it hard and get out of it as soon as possible," said Dean.
Dean was in an interesting situation coming into his final season at Fairfield High. "I had to deal with the quarterback situation because our QB got injured the week before the season even started," he said. Right after DeLaShaun went out with an injury, the signal-caller he had become accustomed to had returned. Still, Dean felt that he was improving game by game and he looks forward to getting an opportunity to refine his skills further once rehab is complete.
Right now, the rehabilitation is the goal, but once Dean reaches the point where he can walk to an adequate degree, he plans on making a few official visits, including finally getting out to Lincoln to see the Cornhuskers play. He also would like to visit Arizona, Oregon and Arizona State calling the former four schools a, "rough top four".
When a prospect gets injured, a school recruiting that athlete has two choices: Back off or stick with him. It appears that Nebraska is doing the latter. "They've been telling me to rehab hard and it won't be a problem. They don't feel that it's going to hinder me at all and I'll be back 100%," said Dean. Communication with the Big Red has been solid according to Dean who speaks primarily with Nebraska Offensive Line Coach Dennis Wagner. "I think the last time I talked to them was last week around Thursday," Dean said.