A visit and a call

The visit was scheduled for Josh Williams. The Nebraska coach was going to be there on Tuesday night. A bit of curiosity though was needed for the next part. On an email that Williams received before from Nebraska there was a telephone number. A bit of trying his luck, he called and at the other end the winningest coach in Nebraska history answered.

One of the busier Husker commitments is Josh Williams. Williams, a 6-foot-4 and 220-pound defensive end from Denton (Texas) Ryan, got a visit from his recruiting coach from Nebraska on Tuesday.

"Coach Ted Gilmore was here on Tuesday," Williams said. "The visit went great. He let me know that he wants to stay there at Nebraska, Nebraska is still Nebraska and that the only difference is the coaches. They would really love to still have me up there."

Williams said that the assistant coach from Nebraska offered no guarantees that he will be back at Nebraska next year. However, knowing that Gilmore wants to return is good enough for Williams for now.

"He didn't say that he would be there. He said he wanted to stay there. It makes me feel really good that he wants to stay, really good about the program. It puts some positives back on the program for me."

Another positive that came back into the program took place over a phone call that Josh made to the atheltic director's office at Nebraska. Williams called Tom Osborne and was lucky enough to get a chance to talk to him.

"I found Mr. Osborne's number in an email from the university. It was on my mind to give him a call after the visit the other night. I picked up the phone and dialed it. It turned out to be a great decision and a great call."

Williams wanted to know, from the source, what was going on in Lincoln and with the search for a head coach. Williams wasn't offered the name of the head coach, but he was told that a name would be coming soon enough.

"He told me a little bit about what was going on there and about the search for a head coach. Tom Osborne told me that the coach that will be brought in will be a great coach, regardless of who is actually named the head coach. Sounds like one will be named soon."

If there is a bit of a disconnect between Tom Osborne and the recruits of today, it's really just because of time. Most of the recruits today were 11 or 12 years old when he won his last national championship. Williams knew quite a bit about him still.

"I know that he was a great coach. I know that he is a college football and Nebraska legend and really put Nebraska football on the map."

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