Huskers pick up Texas lineman

Nebraska got a big pick up today, adding to an already strong class with one of the more mobile and athletic lineman in the Lonestar State. The Huskers scored the lineman from the likes of Purdue, Oklahoma State, Northwestern and Texas Tech. This latest commitment makes 23 total for the class of 2008 for Nebraska.

It was just a little more than a week ago when Brandon Thompson was in Lincoln for an official visit. The 6-foot-6 and 280-pound Thompson said then there was one official left and then a decision.

In a discussion with his mom, she knew that today was going to be a day where Brandon was going to get a chance to tell the schools that he wasn't going to attend and the one where he would attend.

While Thompson is in class now, the head coach at The Woodlands (Texas), just north of Houston, was available for comment and did say that Thompson had made his decision.

"From what he has told us, he has committed to Nebraska," Head Coach Mark Schmid said from the The Woodlands athletic office. "He made the calls earlier today."

Coach Schmid said that Thompson is a very athletic lineman for a player with his size, 6-foot-6 and 280-pounds, and that with that size he also has great athleticism and mobility.

Thompson was an all-district selection last year along the offensive line as a junior. Thompson claims a personal best of 5.08-seconds in the 40-yard dash and bench presses340 pounds with squat max of 500 pounds.

Thompson makes the known commitment list total 23 to the class of 2008.

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