It was just time for Prince

If there is a player that you were told you were going to be used like, then your eyes would probably light up like Las Vegas when you heard Deion Sanders. Nebraska sees ways to use Prince Amukamara like maybe only he has dreamed. Nebraska has had success in Arizona this year for recruiting and Amukamara makes it number six from the state and number 29 in the class.

One week you are carrying the football on your way to player of the year honors in Arizona and the next you are leading your team on the hard-court. That is what Prince Amukamara is busy with right now.

"I am on my way home from Prescott," Amukamara said. "I am on my way home from a basketball tournament. We lost in the championship."

The 6-foot-2 and 180-pound Amukamara leads his team playing point guard and is throwing up some very good numbers.

"I think that I am averaging 13 or 14 points per game. I average like four steals, five assists and five rebounds a game as a point guard."

Amukamara went public with his commitment to Nebraska yesterday, but told the Husker coaches a couple of days ago. It was really a combination of things why he chose Nebraska.

"Nebraska was the first place that I visited, so that experience has always been on my mind. Right when I got there I was with my two best friends, Eric Hagg and Jaivorio Burkes, and we all felt comfortable there."

One question about Nebraska's success in the state of Arizona, now picking up their sixth commitment from there, is about in-state recruiting for all of these players.

"No we didn't get a lot of attention from the in-state schools. In our hearts, we wanted to stay in-state. We didn't get a lot of attention until after the season and we just said we were going out of state, no matter what."

Amukamara could do a lot of things on the football field in college and Nebraska has basically told him that as well. They have given him some things to look forward to though by comparing how they want to use him to a former, NFL great.

"I just want to be on the offensive side of the ball and even on special teams, really just how I can help the team. My recruiter, Bill Busch, said that he wants to use me as a Deion Sanders type player."

"He sees me doing everything. That really has me interested. He wants to put me out at receiver, a little running back, definitely on special teams and I could even play in the secondary."

There is still some time left in the process, but Prince says that he is done. He will be following two good friends to Lincoln next year. "I am solid. I am done with officials. I am going to Nebraska."

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