Huskers set to host pair from Garden City

It's convenient for Nebraska to have quality in the junior college ranks in Kansas. This year, Garden City had one of the better defensive lines in America, and especially their interior defensive line duo. Both are heading to Nebraska this coming weekend to check out Nebraska against Colorado. Big Red Report caught up with one of them to talk about the trip and their season.

Shukree Barfield came to Garden City (Kan.) Community College via Camden (N.J.) Camden High School. The 6-foot-4 and 310 pound defensive tackle said that the beginning of the season and the end were two different stories for Garden City.

"We ended up 6-4," Barfield said. "We started off really good. We just didn't finish the season like we should have."

Barfield played the "shade" at Garden City, or the one gap, but could play either of the two interior line positions at the next level. "I am fast and strong. I play every play like it's my last."

With the season behind him, Barfield has just come off of one trip to Kentucky and will be taking another this weekend. "Yeah, I just got back from Kentucky and am going to Nebraska."

Barfield included that he is also getting recruiting interest from Arizona State and Rutgers among others. "I am looking at academics first. I want a good education. Then I will be looking at the campus. I need to be comfortable."

Barfield went on to say that he is able to graduate in the fall and will transfer to a four year school with three years to play two. His teammate, Kevin Dixon, will also be making the trip with Barfield to Nebraska. Barfield said that he wasn't aware that Dixon may or may not be committed to any team.

"Oh, I don't know if he's committed to South Florida. Not that I know of. Dixon played the three-gap with me. He isn't able to graduate until May, but I think that he has three years for two as well. He is going to Nebraska with me this week."


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