Getting To Know: Kenny Wilson

One of the biggest voids for Nebraska to fill next year will be filling in the hole left by Cory Ross. Ross was arguably the team's MVP the past two years. Enter Kenny Wilson to fill that hole. Wilson may have the most eyes on him knowing the type of ability, size and speed he brings to Lincoln. Here is Kenny Wilson, one on one.

Name: Kenny Wilson
School: El Dorado (Kan.) Butler C.C.
Height: 6-foot-1
Weight: 215
40-time: 4.26

Position(s) played last year: Running Back

Stats: 127 carries for 1,229 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Honors: All conference, #2 player overall in conference, first team all-American by JCGridwire and #1 Junior College Running Back by Scout.com

Official Visit Date: November 12, Kansas State game

Enjoyed the most on official visit: "I would have to say the tunnel walk. The fans cheering. Oh man, that was crazy. The fans were screaming out the players' names. I love the color red and the whole stadium was red and sold out. It was just everything. That was amazing. I thought that the coaches had set that up. They told me 'No, they know who you are'."

Biggest factor in choosing Nebraska: "That they like to run the ball and that they are going to run the ball. I know the team is going better. They have my quarterback from last year and that was a big part. I'm really comfortable with that. I am ready and I know that he is going to help me out with the plays."

"They (Zac Taylor, Frantz Hardy and Justin Tomerlin) all told me all about Nebraska. Zac said that I need to go where I feel the most comfortable. But Frantz, he just keeps it real with me, and he told me that there couldn't be a better place. He took visits to Miami and everywhere. He said that there couldn't be a better place than Nebraska."

Other schools considered: Florida and Tennessee

What are you looking forward to the most when it comes to getting to Nebraska: "Working with the players, learning the plays and just getting after it. Oh man! I am ready to get back on the field. I am anxious to learn something new. Getting on television, getting in front of the fans, and just getting that chance to just show what you can do. I want to show everyone what I can do."

Funny recruiting story/little known facts: "No, not really. I guess it was the way that I spoke to all of the Nebraska coaches. They treated me like I was already there. I really liked that."

Number desired: "I want "28". I liked Marshall Faulk and he is number "28". That is really how I got my number. I have had that number since middle school."

Message to Husker Nation: "I love their support. Keep supporting us. They'll see. We are going to have a good team this year. I just want everyone to keep coming out and supporting us playing Nebraska football. I am ready for USC and going to L.A. I am ready."


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