"It went well," Nicks said. "It went really well. It was just amazing."
Nicks has really been in California all of his life with the exception of New Mexico for about a year and a half. He had never been to Nebraska and was going to see Lincoln in December. What was he thinking he would see?
"They said it might be a little cold, snowy and then in the summer it gets humid. I kind of expected it to be flat. It wasn't snowing, but there was snow on the ground. It was cold, but nothing I couldn't handle."
"I thought there wasn't going to be anything but cornfields and hillbillies and stuff, but I was totally wrong, totally. It was very appealing to me."
The decision for Nicks to commit to Lincoln goes beyond what is just good for him though. Nicks had to think about his wife and daughter who were back in California. Those thoughts about his family were what he thought about first.
"That was my first thoughts. I wanted a tour of the family housing and I wanted to know how much I got each month and wanted to see how I needed to spend it. I wanted to see everything that was important to me in terms of my family. I wanted to see if it was safe in the neighborhood and in the city."
"They did a very good job of that and they have very, very nice student housing for families. An apartment and the cost of living there is so cheap and how much they give you. It's just a deal. Very affordable."
Carl's wife hasn't been to Nebraska. The plan was for her to take the visit with Carl. Since she didn't go will she stand by his decision? "She is very supportive and good with it. She hasn't been there yet. We were trying to go up there together, but couldn't get it worked out to do that."
This was a big weekend for Nebraska with just the commitment by Carl. But, beyond Carl they received the commitment from another junior college offensive tackle. "They got Victory Haines too. Victory is so cool. He's just a good dude. We had our tours together, ate together and just did everything together pretty much all weekend. We bonded."
Nicks also got to see another familiar face in Lincoln this past weekend. The weekend before in Washington he met Ashlee Palmer. Palmer who is a safety from Compton (Calif.) Community College also is on board with The Big Red.
"Yeah, Ashlee committed too. We have been on both trips together. He is a guy that I really bonded with, probably more than anybody. He is a really good guy. We have a lot in common. I met "Beast" up in Washington and got a long with him too. Ashlee's host, Ola Dagundero, he was really cool too."
Nicks was on campus during a big weekend to meet a lot of the players with the football banquet. "My host was Ndamukong Suh. He was a really cool guy. It was cool just seeing all of those future NFL stars and especially Cory Ross. It was just really cool to see how he really is and how he is so likeable. It was very amazing."
Nicks was very close to committing in Washington last weekend, so was the Nebraska visit just that far in front of the Washington visit? "Nebraska is just that far in front (of the Washington visit). They are so far in front I am not even taking any more of my trips. I called Cal last night and they tried to fight it, but I made my mind up and I know where I want to go."