Asante talks about upcoming offiicial visits

The official visit list, initially enormous, projecting approximately 22 players to come in for the Colorado game, has since dwindled considerably. Not that it's a bad, thing, though, as Nebraska may not have the quantity, but the quality is there. Larry Asante is just one of the latest to talk about whether or not he's officially making it in for the game.

You the fan want to know who is coming in for official visits and it looks like the day after Thanksgiving will be the biggest weekend for official visits thus far. The numbers have been fluctuating wildly, initially projected at over 20, now at a much more manageable nine or 10 potential visitors coming in.

Coffeyville safety prospect Larry Asante is the latest that Big Red Report has confirmed as definitely making in for Nebraska's final game of the regular season as they host Colorado. "Yeah, I am coming in. It should be an exciting visit, because you hear a lot about their atmosphere," Asante said.

Larry has made two other official visits, one to Iowa State when they hosted Northern Iowa, and the other to Kansas State, when they hosted and beat the Texas Longhorns. Asked if the emotion of the KSU visit was enough to tempt him into committing right there, Asante was emphatic with his answer.

"I didn't even think about committing, because that's not very good business if you do that," Larry said. "You just can't go committing on emotion. It was a great visit and it really felt like a family there, but I have some other schools to check out."

Larry said that he'll make it to Nebraska this weekend and then will visit Arkansas around the middle of December, followed up by a trip to see Clemson as they prepare for the bowl game.

Asante did say that while he didn't commit on an emotional trip like the one he experienced at Kansas State, it wasn't completely out of the realm of possible that it still could happen. "It would have to be perfect," Larry said about what it would take for him to commit to a school on his visit. "It would have to feel like nothing else could feel."

"I don't know if that will happen, but I can't say it won't. But that's what would have to happen for me to pull the trigger on a visit."

If Asante does hold out and takes all of his visits, he said he'll make a decision shortly after that. One of his criteria, though, he says it isn't a major one, will be what position he plays. Larry played this season at outside linebacker, but he has played safety most of his football career. If he has his way about it, that's the position he would want to play in the future. "I just feel I can do what I do best at the safety position," he said. "I can see the whole field, I can read the play better and I can just make plays."

"Right now Arkansas and Nebraska are recruiting me to play safety and Kansas State and Clemson are recruiting me to play linebacker."

Larry did say that while Iowa State was once on his list, the stepping down of head coach Dan McCarney has essentially taken them off.

Larry will have three years to play three at the Division 1-A level.


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