Getting To Know: Anthony West

If there was one recruit that maybe you didn't know a lot about in Nebraska's 2005-06 class, but you should it might be Anthony West. He has the tools to come in and play immediately. He showed up at summer camp and showed great speed. Speed that could help Nebraska at a number of positions. Here is Anthony West, one on one.

Name: Anthony West
School:San Diego (Calif.) Point Loma
Height: 5-foot-11.5
Weight: 204
40-time: 4.34

Position(s) played last year: Running Back and Safety

Stats: Over 1400 yards rushing on 130 attempts. Eight receptions for 353 yards and scored 16 total touchdowns.

Honors: All CIF, Western League offensive player of the year, and all academic team by the Union Tribune

Official Visit Date: December 10

Enjoyed the most on official visit: "I got to meet a few of the players, they were really cool. Seeing the intensity of the practice and the tempo, how serious and how this team comes out to work hard each day really impressed me."

"I wanted to see more of the facilities. When I was there for the camp we were really busy and I didn't get to see a lot of that. This time I got to enjoy the new academic center and the weight room that is being built. I got to walk around and see everything."

Biggest factor in choosing Nebraska: "When I was coming back from the trip I just got this feeling that it felt right as far as the coaches, how they treated you and how they made you feel. It felt like my home out there. It was really cool. Getting a chance to see the facilities and the tradition was another thing that topped it off."

"I also had no idea that Nebraska had that many academic all-Americans. That shocked me. I know that they have a good academic reputation, but when I saw the number of academic all-Americans I was stunned. It was crazy. Very impressive."

Other schools considered: San Diego State, Texas Tech, Utah, and UCLA

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to getting to Nebraska: "Getting started. Getting ready. Getting used to anything. I know they start June 4 for their summer workouts and I get out of school kind of late. We get out of school June 23."

"I am not too sure who I will be staying with in Lincoln. I have been hearing that they might be pairing me up with Menelik Holt. That would be pretty cool. I have been talking to him a lot. That would be fun. He's supposed to be coming over to my house for dinner this weekend, him and his mom. We will get a chance to hang out and get to know eachother a little bit."

Funny recruiting story: "Not that I can remember. I am sure that there was. I just can't think of it right now. My dad played at Mesa Junior College, transferred over to San Diego State and played five years for the Kansas City Chiefs. It's really cool having a father that played professional football. It is a mentor that you can't really get anywhere else. You have great coaches out there everywhere, but having my father who knows and has been around it is really cool. It also gives me something to push for."

Number desired: "I want to get "5", but if I can't get "5" I want to have "26" because that was my dad's number. Kind of like a tribute to him. Number "5" is really something that got started off when I started playing in high school. That was the number I started with. Most people think it's because of Reggie Bush, but it's because of me. It was the number I started out with."

Message to Husker Nation: "First off, I am very impressed with their tradition and how their fans support the football team and the whole university. I can't wait to get started."

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