Comments from the latest Husker

There is little doubt that this recruiting year, for Nebraska, was going to be defensive heavy. Nebraska added to their cause today by landing a strong-side/base end to their 2008 recruiting class. His time in Lincoln this summer, in the backyard of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, led him to believe that he could see himself in Lincoln, becoming a Blackshirt over the next four to five years.

Riley Reiff is officially a Husker. The 6-foot-6 and 230-pound defensive end from Parkston (S.D.) made the call today to the Nebraska coaching staff stating his intentions.

"I committed today," Reiff said. "I have been thinking about committing to Nebraska for a while now."

Today was the day for Reiff who called the Nebraska coaching staff when he had some time today at lunch.

"I spoke with Coach Bill Callahan today at lunch and told him I was committing. He was pretty jacked."

Big Red Report spoke to Reiff just days ago and he stated that he was still an Iowa commit. Reiff is still trying to reach the Iowa coaches about his new intentions.

"I haven't had a chance to talk to the Iowa coaches personally, yet. I have been trying to call them and their phones are off. All I got was their voicemails."

Nebraska likes the two-time, all-state selection in football and two-time state champion in wrestling, as a base end. Reiff says that he hopes he will be a good fit.

"Nebraska likes me as a base end. I should hopefully fit in well."

Reiff spent some time this past summer in Lincoln working construction and masonry work. It was during that time in Lincoln that he first thought that he could be a Husker.

"I was doing some masonry and construction work and I just loved it there. I pretty much knew that I could go there this past summer."

Reiff says that he doesn't have an official visit date set up to Nebraska yet, but that he hopes that he will be making that trip soon to Lincoln.

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