Will Huskers make cut?

The Huskers have been searching for a tight end for some time now. The limited number of offers to tight ends indicates that the Huskers are pretty sold on the abilities of Jordan Najvar from Spring (Texas) Klein Oak. The Nebraska staff has been keeping up with Najvar which is good, because in 2-3 weeks Najvar plans to trim his list to just 3-5 teams.

At 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds, Jordan Najvar has that size that teams look for in their tight ends. Spring (Texas) Klein Oak is about half way through spring practices and the team is now at full-strength.

"It's good," Najvar said. "We started about two weeks ago, so we are about half way through right now. It's been going good.

"We just recently got everyone back. We had some guys out with track and baseball and now the whole team is back and we are doing pretty well."

As a senior, and a leader for the offense and Klein Oak, Najvar has been stepping up as a vocal leader on the team. He knows that his teammates and he won't be perfect all the time and wants people to get on him as much as he might get on them.

"I just want to basically let my teammates know that I am here for them. If one of my teammates makes a bad play I will get up and yell at you.

"But, I know that I am going to make bad plays and I expect for you to do the same and get up and yell at me. That is how I feel."

Najvar isn't aware of all the schools that have been by the school to see him and his teammates. There was a record for Klein Oak the other day in terms of the number of schools that were there in just one day.

"I know that we set a record the other day. We had either 10 or 11 college scouts out there the same day. They all came through on the same day.

"I know that Stanford, Missouri, Connecticut, Arizona, Arkansas, Rice, UTEP, Louisville, Northwestern, Purdue and Nebraska have been there. Oklahoma, Georgia and Virginia are coming this week."

The Nebraska staff is making a hard push for Najvar. "Coach Shawn Watson and I have been talking. We have been talking much more frequently."

Coach Watson has been blunt with Najvar about their need for tight ends. They have also talked about how they want to use the tight end position and how Najvar's skills fit what they want to do.

"Nebraska has told me that I was one of their key guys to their recruiting class. With their new offense they are lacking depth at tight end with what they want to do.

"They want to use their tight end more as a speed guy. They don't want the big, blocking tight ends. They want their tight ends versatile.

"They think that I could be a big asset to them. Because they run the West Coast Offense, the things that I do in high school are things that they think I can do in college."

Najvar is getting close to trimming his list. At the conclusion of spring practices there will be a time that Najvar will sit down and make his list of schools that he will consider. After that, he will make some trips and then make a decision.

"I am going to make my top three or five in about two weeks or after spring training. Then, when I have those three to five schools, I am going to visit either by camp or unofficial visit. After that, I plan to make my decision."

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