Huskers in the hunt for CB

Nebraska is looking for some help in the secondary. One of the things that will become more and more attractive to the Huskers will be players that have the ability to play both cornerback and the safety positions potentially in college. One such player from Florida, said that Nebraska is one of the teams that he is considering officially visiting.

At 6-foot-0 and 178-pounds, John Lejiste from Delray Beach (Flor.) Atlantic, is a leader for his team on defense. He is a key reason that his team is off to such a good start.

"We're doing well," Lejiste said. "We're 3-1 right now, so you could say that we are doing well."

"I don't know how many tackles I have, I have a forced fumble and I know that I returned a fumble for a touchdown. I don't have any picks, yet."

No picks might throw up some flags to some, but you have to understand Lejiste's circumstances. "They aren't throwing it my way. They just aren't coming my way that much during the game at all."

Lejiste is playing a couple of different positions in the secondary for Atlantic and plays them both well. "I play safety or cornerback. It doesn't matter to me where they play me at in the secondary. I can do both pretty well."

Lejiste has the size and speed that you want in your players in the secondary. He had some other things to add as his strengths on the football field.

"I have a good football intelligence, I can read the quarterback, I am pretty quick, fast and I am a great tackler."

Lejiste just returned from his first official visit. The first official visit is the only one that he has set up so far, but expect that to change.

"Recruiting is going well. I took an official visit to Wisconsin already and I haven't set anymore visits up yet. I am still working on that."

"I would probably have to say West Virginia, Rutgers, South Florida, Nebraska and Virginia are still some of the schools that I am considering for the last official visits."

When Lejiste makes his decision, he will have considered some very key things in his college choice. "I am looking for a great coaching staff, great city and a great team. I want to feel at home. Overall, just a great team atmosphere."

Staying close to home or a particular position won't have any influence on Lejiste's decision. "Distance won't play into my decision. It doesn't matter to me where I go to school. It doesn't matter which position a schools likes me at either."

Lejiste said that some schools like him at a single position while others are more wait and see. There reasoning there might be what position Lejiste can have an impact at sooner.

"Some schools tell me that they like me at one position more than the other. Other schools tell me that they will get me and then get me on the field at whichever position I can get on the field quicker."

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