Nebraska was the right place

Nebraska missed last year on a junior college safety that, had he eventually qualified, could have had huge implications on this season. This year will not be a miss for Nebraska. The Huskers received an verbal from Larry Asante who will come in to play safety for Nebraska this spring. More than that, Nebraska will be getting the scholarship papers too.

The suspense is over and Larry Asante will be a Cornhusker. The 6-foot-1 and 220-pound safety from Coffeyville (Kans.) Junior College chose Nebraska over Kansas State and Clemson.

"Yes sir," Asante said. "I made my decision. I will be going to Nebraska."

A lot of people could speculate how close this actually was. There are some that believe that it was close even going into last night. Asante cleared that up for everyone.

"I would have to say, maybe, when I got back from my last visit. It just seemed clear to me."

The misconception with Asante is position. While many heard that he wanted to play safety, the fact of the matter is that he didn't rule out anyone who wanted him as a linebacker.

"No. That really didn't matter to me. People made that out to be a bigger thing than it actually was."

Asante said that in the end that Nebraska was just right for him. He will be able to transfer at semester and has three years to play three years.

"It just felt like it was the best fit for me. It was the best situation for me going into my last three years."

On top of the announcement, today is the day where scholarship/financial papers can be faxed in. Asante isn't wasting any time.

"I have them right here. I am signing them right now and I am about to go fax them."

This may not be the end of the day for the Big Red. Shukree Barfield of Garden City (Kans.) is set to announce his intentions a little later in the morning.


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