Huskers pursuing another in-state

There aren't many towns outside of the Omaha and Lincoln areas that regularly churn out division one talent and it hasn't been a couple of years for Cozad, Nebr. In the 90's though, it was home to Brendan Holbein and Chris Dishman whom both played intricate roles in the national title runs in the 90's. Nebraska is after a big player from Cozad as a walk-on this year, but this will be a tough decision.

The name Dreu Young isn't a household name in the state of Nebraska yet, but it could be. The wide receiver/safety from Cozad (Nebr.) is already holding a handful of division two offers, but more recently was invited to walk-on by the Nebraska staff.

"It was Monday," Mr. Young said. "Coach Blake asked him to. He is about 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds right now. He played safety and wide receiver last year."

Young has a nice mix of height and speed (reported 4.7/40) and he could benefit to some time under Coach Kennedy at Nebraska. "They are projecting him at tight end or defensive end. It really depends on how big he ends up. He has enough size."

Tomorrow is letter of intent signing day for football and this decision for Young was pretty cut and dry before this week. However, a childhood dream may have just walked through the door and the opportunity to play in Lincoln is there for the taking.

"He is just sort of avoiding everything right now. He did have offers from division two schools and he really liked one of them. This is most Nebraska kids' childhood dream and he is giving it some thought tonight. As his father, I will support whatever he chooses."

"He really put together his own package and sent it out. He honestly didn't think that the Nebraska coaches would look at it and when he hadn't heard from them he had kind of given up. Monday Nebraska called and they apologized that it took them so long to look at it and they said that he was a top priority as a walk-on. I said 'Wow!'."

"He has talked to the division two coach and he has told him the situation. He is a pretty conscientious kid and this is kind of eating at him. He kind of wishes that they (Nebraska) would have got a hold of him last week. That is not the way it works. I told him it was a good problem to have. Soon as fall ball starts the honeymoon will be over."

No matter where Young goes it will be the best decision for him and through it all his father has seen Young make great efforts on the field and to promote himself. "It's pretty exciting and I am proud of him. He has done most of this on his own, put together his own tape and sent it down there."

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