Huskers after top JC linebacker

It isn't the first time that Nebraska has gone after a vet that has returned home from Iraq. Tony Fein was in Iraq in 2004, but has since resurfaced at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Scottsdale Community College and is a standout middle linebacker. Fein has the ideal size and speed to be an impact early at the next level.

While Scottsdale (Ariz.) Scottsdale Community College isn't having the best of years, Tony Fein is having and exceptional one. As him about it though and he would gladly trade it in for a few more wins.

"Not very well," Fein said. "We're 4-4. I am not sure if we can even make a bowl game. I think that we have to win six games to be eligible."

"I am having a pretty good season. I have 108 tackles so far. I have four interceptions too. I am having a pretty good season, but of course, I wish the team was doing better."

Fein has a great combination of size and speed. At 6-foot-3 and 245-pounds, Fein still has 4.55/40 speed. Not to mention that he is a natural linebacker and has great instincts.

"I am playing MIKE linebacker. I think that I have a nose for the ball. I think that I can get to the ball. I think that's what makes me special."

Recruiting is picking up a bit for Fein who is now up to five offers. "I'd say that I am up to five offers. They're from Washington State, Cal, Iowa State, Michigan State and Nebraska."

One official is under Fein's belt and he has an idea where he will take two others. "I have taken an official to Michigan State already. I went up for the Notre Dame game. I had a fun time."

"I don't have any others set up yet. I don't know what I am going to do. I think that I will try to get up to Cal and Nebraska some time in November."

Fein is looking to feel at home with where he decides is the best place to play football and go to school. Fein also wants to win. "I just want to feel the most comfortable where I have an opportunity to play. I want to have a chance to win."

"Coach Bill Busch is recruiting me from Nebraska. He's a good recruiter. He's someone that has me interested in Nebraska. It's definitely somewhere that I will consider."

Out of high school, Fein was a non-qualifier from Port Orchard (Wash.) South Kitsap. He enlisted in the military and served in Iraq. "I wasn't eligible out of high school. I didn't commit anywhere out of high school."

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