Visitor sneaking in tomorrow

Nebraska is waiting for their recruiting class to just "come together". Instead, Nebraska is getting aggressive and recruiting nationally to pull in some players that match the profile of the recruits that they are trying to get. This particular player was sitting on offers from San Jose State and San Diego State until a Big 10 and Big 12 offered.

Things are moving fast for DeLeon Eskridge and he shouldn't expect things to slow down until after this weekend. The 5-foot-11 and 180-pound Eskridge from San Mateo (Calif.) Junipero Serra high school will be in Lincoln tomorrow.

"Yes, I will be in Lincoln tomorrow," Eskridge said. "The Nebraska coaches came across my film some time ago and he spoke to the head coach and some other coaches and they offered me last Friday."

The thing about the Nebraska trip is that it will be Wednesday through Friday with Eskridge leaving directly from Nebraska to go on another official visit.

"I spoke to my coach about it and we thought it was best to get in to Lincoln before my trip to Minnesota. I haven't taken any visits and to be able to differ between the two would be very helpful."

Eskridge actually committed to Minnesota back in December right after the start of the dead period. "It was probably about the 19th of December when I committed."

"I had felt my recruiting was pretty much done. I had about six offers and that was the best offer at the time. My film was out there and I didn't see myself getting any better offers. I thought it was my best situation."

Eskridge still considers himself a Minnesota commitment, but isn't opposed to seeing other schools and what they have to offer. Eskridge is looking for the best overall fit when it comes to picking out a school.

When it comes to Nebraska, Eskridge is very familiar with the tradition that Nebraska has as a program and when it comes to their excellent history of turning out running backs.

"I just remember turning on ABC and seeing Nebraska on there every weekend. I just know the name of Nebraska and you think about them being one of the top programs in the nation."

"They have fallen off a little bit recently, but they are still a top program. They have a new coach and they are getting rededicated there. I was honored to get that offer and I need to check it out."

Eskridge says after looking at the two schools he will reevaluate both of the schools. "I haven't seen anything about what is out there and what is going on. I need to look at my choices."

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