Getting To Know: Ricky Thenarse

Thenarse doesn't always feel comfortable talking about himself and there is nothing wrong with being humble. Thenarse has high expectations that include one day getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Before that day though, he will spend the next four to five years on the field in Lincoln. Here is Ricky Thenarse, one on one.

Name: Ricky Thenarse
School:Los Angeles (Calif.) David Starr Jordan
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 180
40-time: 4.43

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

Stats: 1344 yards rushing, 648 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns as a running back. 153 tackles and 3 interceptions as a safety.

Honors: MVP of the league, first team all-league and first team all-state

Official Visit Date: September 9, Wake Forest

Enjoyed the most on official visit: "I enjoyed the atmosphere. Well, really everything. It was like the most exciting place on Earth. I hadn't been to Nebraska before. I knew that it would be big; it was just more than I had ever seen before. It was like nothing I had seen before."

Biggest factor in choosing Nebraska: "The love from the coaches. Coach Busch never gave up on me. He was there for me step by step since the eleventh grade. He always called me."

Other schools considered: Fresno State, Colorado, USC, Washington and Oregon

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to getting to Nebraska: "Just getting my weight up a little bit. I want to work real hard when I get into the program so I can start. I want to try and start this year. Hopefully, I will be out there by June 30 or July 5 or 6. I would like to room with Major Culbert there in Lincoln.

Funny recruiting story: "Nothing really."

Number desired: "Number "4". It's been my number since Pop Warner. My big brother wore it too."

Message to Husker Nation: "I'm here for one reason only and that is to win a championship."

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