Huskers pick up a commitment

Sometimes it just takes a little bit more time than the visit to make a decision about a school. The effect of the visit can be so compelling that you might just think about it constantly and then one day you make up your mind. That seems to have been the case with Roy Helu according to his mom this morning. She knew he was thinking about it, but didn't know it would be this quick.

Nebraska has picked up a commitment from Danville (Calif.) San Ramon standout Roy Helu. Helu, 6-foot-0 and 205, plays running back for San Ramon. Last season he rushed for over 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns and added 30 catches for over 500 yards and four touchdowns.

"Yes, he did commit to Nebraska the other day," Helu's mom reported. "It was really about needing to think about it a little more after the visit and talking it over. It was his decision and we support him and his decision."

That decision includes leaving home from California to come to the Midwest to play football. It's a big cultural change that Helu is in for, but his mom maintains that the right thoughts went into his decision. "He thought about it for a long time."

The time really was down for Helu too after injuring his hand and missing a trip to Cal over the weekend. It was this weekend, on Sunday in fact, that Helu had made up his mind about his college choice.

"He got injured in his game last week. We missed a trip to Cal, but on Sunday when I got back from church he said that he had made up his mind. He was going to Nebraska."

"Roy wanted to get the decision behind him. He wanted it all behind him. There are really a lot of interruptions with recruiting to go with school, homework and football. Now he can concentrate."

Roy's mom went with him on the trip to Nebraska and has to admit that it will be a great place for him to attend school and play football. "We really enjoyed our visit to Lincoln and Nebraska on the official visit.'

"There are really some great people out there. It's a very classy state. It's going to be a great experience for him to go there to go to school."


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