Huskers set to host WR

There isn't a position on the offensive side of the ball that was more decimated by graduation than the receiver position at Nebraska. The Huskers are looking to fill a few spots and have their eyes on a tall, physical receiver from Kansas. This receiver will be in town this weekend after just a couple of short weeks of attention.

The late attention from Nebraska has been enough to get Brodrick Smith from Garden City (Kans.) to take a visit. The 6-foot-2 and 200-pound Smith will be in Lincoln this weekend.

"Yeah," Smith said. "I am going to go up there this weekend. I am going up there on the 11th."

The visit to Lincoln this weekend won't be his first, in fact, it's a bit "old hat" for Smith. This is the fourth visit for Smith and he has the fifth visit set.

"This will be my fourth visit, so I guess that I am ready to see what it's like up there in Lincoln. I have been to Arizona, Minnesota and Illinois so far. I should have a good basis for comparison in Lincoln."

On the trips, Smith is looking at some key things. "I am just looking at the university, the campus, the coaches and the players when I am up there. I am also looking at the community."

Nebraska has made an impression. The Huskers have moved into Smith's final list after just a couple of short weeks of recruiting him.

"I put them in my top six. If anyone else offers me, I am not going to consider taking a visit to there."

"My top six are Arizona, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, Nebraska and Kansas State. I have not seen Oregon and Kansas State, officially."

"I have been to Kansas State probably ten times on unofficial visits. I had to choose between Oregon and Nebraska for this official."

"My last official visit will be to Kansas State. With me visiting Nebraska, I guess Oregon can be ruled out and I have a top five."

The Nebraska staff has done a great job on Smith in such a short period of time. The Nebraska staff has said that right things to Smith.

"Coach Ted Gilmore has been recruiting me for Nebraska. So far, he sounds like a great coach and that they are losing some receivers."

"That is the big thing for me. He is telling me that the spots are open and that I could possibly come in and play."

Smith needs to be projected to play receiver. After his sophomore year he was moved under center and his team basically runs the ball 100% of the time.

"I run good routes and I can get open. I got moved to quarterback after my sophomore year, but I think I would be a deep threat at receiver."

Smith is on a tight, timeframe to make a decision after his last visit. "I am going to commit on January 28th. I will announce it publicly."


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