Iske wanted to be a Husker all long

Nebraska has been known to turn out some NFL-level talent from it's walk-on program, so it's not hard to understand why some players choose to go there over offers to other schools. Cory Iske remembers the feeling he got when he was little, sitting in Memorial Stadium and seeing Nebraska come out of the tunnel and wanted to do it one day. He is going to get his chance.

Another of the in-state players to say yes to Nebraska to walk-on is Cory Iske of Omaha (Nebr.) Millard West. The 6-foot-4 and 275-pound lineman with 5.0/40 speed really wanted to play college football.

"I just really wanted to go an play football somewhere," Iske said. "Nebraska gave me that chance."

Besides Nebraska giving Iske the chance, the opportunity to play at Nebraska has been something that he has dreamt about. When he was given the opportunity to potentially walk on, he took a visit and committed to the idea shortly after.

"Obviously, I was born and raised in Nebraska and that has pretty much always been my dream. I got that opportunity and I just took it."

"Maybe a month and a half ago Coach Osterhout, the defensive GA, called me on my cell phone and offered it to me. We spoke for about a half an hour and he asked me to come and visit."

"About a week and a half or two weeks later I did take that visit. He gave me a tour of the facilities and everything around campus. I sat on it for about another week and then I committed to them."

Besides walking on at Nebraska, Iske was considering walking on at a couple of other lower division schools. The opportunity to be a Husker was just too much for those other schools to compete with.

"It was either Nebraska, Northern Iowa or Nebraska-Omaha. I didn't have any offers from the others. I just wanted to be a Husker."

Iske is fueled by how his senior year ended and not being satisfied. He said that will make him want to compete at the higher level as well as the memories of watching Nebraska play as a child.

"It was just the way that my senior year of football ended. I wasn't satisfied with how it ended. I also used to go to the games when I was little and watch the players come out of the tunnel and get the chills. The opportunity came up and I took it."

Nebraska is eyeing Iske to play center at the next level, a position that he has only played for a year. If Iske had to name his strength he said that he played the game aggressively.

"Nebraska is recruiting me to play center. I played center this year for Millard West and played tight end as a junior. I have an aggressive mentality. I guess, being more aggressive then the other guy."

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