Major Culbert makes his choice

There are few positions at Nebraska that are as attractive for a player to come in and compete and play early more than at safety. The top two safeties are lost to graduation and there have been people moving in and out of safety from other positions. Nebraska landed what might be the future of the safety position.

Major Culbert is a Husker. The 6-foot-0 and 200 pound safety/cornerback from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne made it official today. Culbert said that the biggest advantage that Nebraska had over the other schools were their fans.

"Yeah, I am committed," Culbert said. "I committed to Nebraska. I went there for an official on September 2. It was real cool. The fans and everything, it was real cool. The big thing was the fans. I got asked for my autograph there."

Scout.com has some impressive film of Culbert playing running back and demonstrating great physical tools to play in bump and run coverage. Which position is he coming to Nebraska to play?

"Nebraska is looking for me to play safety. I about 6-foot-0 and 200 pounds. I could also come in an play cornerback too. It doesn't matter where I play. I played both this year. I don't know what my stats were, but I got the Daily Breeze Player of the Year out of Los Angeles, Harbor City. I was also first team all-conference on both sides of the ball."

Culbert said that there wasn't a particular area that he was just going to focus on to be better at before coming to Nebraska. "I am going to be working on everything. My strength. My speed. Everything. Nebraska spoke to me about early playing time. That was a big thing. They lost both their safeties. That is a pretty big selling point for a safety."

Culbert has been staying busy and will be through the spring semester in track. "I don't play basketball anymore," Culbert said. "I have just been working out and working. I will be running track this spring. I'm going to do the 100m and 4x100. Last year I ran a 10.84. I don't know what I might hit this year."


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