Huskers will host LB next week

Nebraska graduates for of their top linebackers this year. Nebraska is looking to bring in three to four recruits at the linebacker position as well, so numbers are in the favor of the defensive side of the ball. This linebacker loves the idea of possible playing time early in a career at Nebraska and will be in Lincoln for a visit, next week.

Will Compton is enjoying summer work as a lifeguard, but that is about as easy as it gets for Compton. The 6-foot-1 and 217-pound linebacker is going through workouts and making summer trips as well.

"I am working," Compton said. "I am a lifeguard. I also have football that I have, like team workouts, and I have been visiting everywhere."

"We had a two week camp and jamboree already for our team. I have also been on the road visiting colleges and campuses."

Compton has visiting four schools so far with two more on-deck. "I have been to Missouri, Northwestern, Notre Dame and I have been to Illinois. I go to Nebraska next Tuesday and Iowa next Wednesday."

Coming from the St. Louis area, Compton said that he has regular contact with other recruits committed to schools all the time. Their recruiting processes have really introduced themselves to one another.

"Oh yeah, I talk to Blaine Gabbert all the time. I also talk to Andrew Jones and Robert Steeples. I communicate with them all the time through text and talk on the phone. We didn't know eachother before all of this. We really only know eachother through recruiting."

Compton is holding about 10 offers already. "I am up to eight or nine offers. They are from Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, Illinois, Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Wake Forest."

The majority of the teams that are recruiting Compton say that they would like him to play MIKE, but one school would like him on the outside. If Compton had his preference, he would play inside.

"Mostly inside, middle and Nebraska is really the only other school that wants me to play the WILL position on the outside. I am more comfortable probably playing inside, middle."

"I would say my change direction, being able to go sideline to sideline pretty easily and I am a natural linebacker. I am good at covering too. I played safety last year."

While Nebraska is looking at Compton to play a position that he isn't as interested as playing as another, there is a big positive about the situation at Nebraska. Compton likes what he has been hearing about playing early.

"I think that it's an awesome situation that I could come into and all of those players are gone from in front of me. Coach Cosgrove has spoke to me about true freshman playing time."

When Compton takes his trips he is looking to get a feel for the coaches and get a look around the facilities. "When I take my visits I pretty much just want to meet the coaches. The facilities are a big thing as well, but mostly I want to go there to get a feel for the coaches."

Compton starred as a running back and safety last year for Bonne Terre (Mo.) North County. In nine games he had 455 yards rushing on 64 attempts averaging 7.1 yards per carry while catching 51 passes for 855 yards for a 16.8 yard average. On defense he had 71 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and an interception.

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