Caputo says yes to Nebraska

The state of Nebraska is a very important piece to the success of the Nebraska program. There are traditionally about three to five that sign letters of intent, most with Nebraska, and the other very important piece are the players that choose to go to Nebraska as a walk on. Often times, they choose to follow the dream over financial help. Such is the case with Mike Caputo.

Nebraska has sealed another walk on commitment. This one is from Mike Caputo, a 6-foot-1 and 260 pound offensive lineman from Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North.

"Yep, I am walking on," Caputo said. "I think that I decided to walk on about two or three weeks ago."

Before on an unofficial visit, Caputo was given the option to walk on at Nebraska. He just decided recently that Lincoln was for him.

"They told me that I could walk on a while ago. They me about it when I was up there for an unofficial visit."

The offensive line coach from Nebraska was responsible for recruiting Caputo. However, Caputo committed to a different person at Nebraska.

"Coach Dennis Wagner had been recruiting me, but I actually told Jon Osterhout. He's a graduate assistant there."

The decision really didn't come down to anything more than what Caputo has always wanted to do. In the end, he makes the decision sound simple.

"That is always what I kind of wanted to do and I just decided to do it. That's about it, really."

Caputo chose Nebraska over offers from some area division two schools. The dream to be a Cornhusker was too much for him to say no to.

"I had an offer from SE Missouri State, NW Missouri State and Nebraska - Kearney."

Caputo played both ways at Millard North, but he is being recruited to play offense and help out on special teams at Nebraska. "Nebraska wants me to play long snapper and center. That is what I played at Millard North, those and nose guard."

Caputo isn't a 6-foot-5 and 300-pound guy, so he needs to find different ways to beat people. He has found some ways with his strengths. "I think that I have good quickness and good strength."

Millard North again had a very successful run this year and lost a heart breaker in the state playoffs. Caputo ended up with some very nice offers to end his senior year.

"We lost to Westside in the semi-finals, 22-21. It was a tough loss. I was all-state, super-state, all-metro and all-conference."


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