Ash takes unofficial visit

With an open week in his schedule, three star offensive linemen Nick Ash made his way to Lincoln this weekend to take in the season opener for the Huskers. Ash was in Lincoln to see the spring game and came away impressed; what were his thoughts about the season opener? Big Red Report caught up with Ash to get his thoughts on his trip.

Even though Husker commit Nick Ash attended the Nebraska spring game back in April, he still wondered what a real game day in Lincoln would be like. Now after making the trip up to Nebraska for their opener against Western Michigan, he knows.

"I took my unofficial up to Nebraska this weekend, I had a great time," said Ash. "We ended up flying into Kansas City and then driving in. We were supposed to fly into Omaha, but that flight got canceled. It wasn't bad though, only took about 3 hours."

Attending the Husker spring game was one thing, but Ash said being at a real game in Memorial stadium was on another level.

"I was at the spring game, but the regular season game day experience was a lot more exciting. Everyone was real pumped about the game, and it seemed like the crowd was a lot more involved in the game, it was really loud in there.

"I would say everything was more intense. I had a blast. We walked through some tailgating areas too, they were all jacked for the game."

While in town Ash also got to meet with the coaches and talked about making a return trip for an official.

"We also got the tour of the whole campus and checked everything out. After that we went out to eat and talked with some of the coaches. We were talking about setting up my official, but because of my schedule I might have to wait until after my season. I really don't know when it will be."

Ash also got an up-close look at the offensive line and how he would be used once he gets on campus.

"It was nice to watch the offensive line work, even though the running game didn't do that good. I talked to coach Cotton after the game, and he said they loaded up the box to try to stop the run. It wasn't a big deal though, they just went to the air and handled things that way.

"Nebraska made them pay for it. They didn't give up any quarter back pressures even with all that passing, that was good to see too. I had a good time, I could see myself out on that field."

Ash said he and fellow Husker commit Jesse Coffey have struck up a pretty good friendship and 'hung out together most of the game'. He also said he has no preference where on the line he plays and feels he could line up at all five positions and be effective.

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