Conversation WIth Lincoln Southeast LB Bo Ruud

<p>Having his father, great-grandfather, two uncles and brother all play for Huskers, it's difficult to imagine young Bo taking any other direction.</p>

"I grew up here," Bo told Heartland Recruiting on Sunday afternoon. "I've always wanted to play here and as far as I'm concerned, you can't do any better than playing for Nebraska. I committed to them last summer after my sophomore year."

The six-foot-three, 220-pound Ruud will play both SAM linebacker and I-back for Southeast head coach Chuck Mizerski after recording 75 tackles, one sack, five QB pressures, six tackles for losses and four pass deflections in 2001, but fell short of expectations by being upset in the playoffs last season.

"Our goal is winning the state championship and we've got a good shot at it," Ruud continued. "Nothing went right (in the playoff loss) last year. We felt like we could have played the next day and won. That's what we're focused on this season, winning it all."

Bo, who ran a 4.84 forty (electronic time) and a 4.38 shuttle in the Nebraska camp this summer, was asked where the Husker coaches have projected him position-wise.

"Either at SAM linebacker or possibly defensive end," he said.

Bo also said that older brother Barrett, now entering his second season at Nebraska, is now up to 250 and is playing middle linebacker.

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