Barfield gives the word

One of the best defensive line tandems in junior college had to be from Garden City (Kans.) Junior College. The duo of Shukree Barfield and Kevin Dixon were unstoppable and might be headed to play division one together as well. The first of the two made their decision today and the other might follow...soon.

Nebraska has been on a tear recently and today picked up a commitment from Shukree Barfield from Garden City (Kans.) Junior College. The 6-foot-4 and 310-pound defensive tackle gave the Nebraska coaches his word.

Barfield visited Nebraska two weeks ago and has since taken two other visits to Louisville and South Florida. After taking the additional two visits, and thinking a while, Barfield came back and said that Nebraska was the place.

"I felt like that was the best place for me," Barfield said. "They treated me with a lot of love up there and I just feel like it will be a good fit for me."

Another reason that Barfield might be anxious about Nebraska is the opportunity that is there. Barfield knows that the best guys get on the field and that Nebraska is replacing their entire, starting defensive line. He also wants the best coaching.

"They are graduating their entire defensive line next year and I see myself fitting in there. I want to be coached by the best."

"Coach Bill Callahan is one of the best coaches in college football and I need to be coached. I am willing to work hard and do whatever it takes to get that program back to wherever they want to go."

Barfield is a player that can play one-technique or the three-technique. He can make plays wherever you put him. "I have a lot of speed. I try and create plays. I try to make plays every time I step on that field."

Barfield said that Nebraska should be expecting another phone call from his friend, Kevin Dixon, who seems destined to be a Husker too.

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