West Coast TE sets Nebraska visit

Nebraska is looking to secure at least one tight end in this year's class. The Huskers are looking for that type of tight end that can bring match up problems and that can play on the line of scrimmage, flexed out as a wide receiver or even lined up in the backfield. J.T. Kerr could be the type of player that Nebraska is looking for.

Last time Big Red Report spoke to J.T. Kerr, a three-star tight end from San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch, he was trying to set up a date for an unofficial visit to Nebraska. Now with that date set, Kerr is eager to see what Nebraska is all about. He also commented on his plans for the rest of the summer.

"I'm really excited,"said Kerr. "August 8th, I'm counting down the days. That's all I've got planned, I just want to focus and get ready for the season and see if I can't help lead my team to a championship this year."

Kerr, who has lived in California his whole life, was asked if distance could play a factor in his decision.

"No, not at all. I mean, I've been here all my life. It might be time to experience something new."

While he is being recruited at tight end at the next level, Kerr said he'll be playing on both sides of the ball in his final year of high school.

"Yeah, I'll be playing both sides this year. Along with tight end, I'll be playing defensive end, and I might play some middle linebacker too. Well just have to see how it goes."

Kerr said there wasn't any particular offer he was waiting on, he did say he'd like to go through the process a little bit .

"I'm just kind of hanging out. Just trying to make sure I look at all the opportunities I might have. I'll probably wait a little before I commit. I'll probably take it into the season but not too far. I want to get it out of the way before the playoffs start, that way my focus is in the right spot."

Lastly, Kerr was asked what his criteria will be for picking a college.

"Definitely academics, and the schools atmosphere is very important to me. Also the offense and the way I'll be used, kind of where I fit in best. Having a great relationship with the coaches is really important too. Coach Brown and I have developed a really good relationship."

Besides his offers from Nebraska, Arizona and San Diego State he mentioned UCLA, Oregon, Wake Forest and Duke as being "close" to offering. Big Red Report will bring you the latest on Kerr after his visit to Nebraska.

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