Husker commit has good time in Lincoln

Nebraska kicked off their season this weekend against Western Michigan and a few commits from the Husker '09 class made their way to Nebraska to take in the game. Jesse Coffey was one of those players and was in Lincoln for the first time since his commitment to the Big Red. What was his impressions of the atmosphere in Lincoln on game day?

Since committing to Nebraska back in July, Jesse Coffey out of Denton (Texas) Guyer has thought about what it would be like to put on that Husker jersey. Now after seeing the Big Red in action, he has a better idea of what donning that red "N" is all about.

"We drove up to Nebraska this weekend so I could take a visit, we are actually driving back right now. I had an unbelievable time up there.

"It was awesome, I've never seen so many fans before. We got there around 2 P.M. on Saturday and there were tailgaters as far as the eye could see. I thought that atmosphere was really awesome, it really is."

Coffey also got a little behind the scene look at the Husker locker room on game day.

"After the team came out and warmed up they went back in the locker room. Me and some of the other commits got to go in the locker room with the players before the game. It was cool watching them prepare for the game, then watching them go out and run over Western Michigan."

While it might have been his first trip to see a game in Lincoln, Jesse has been to quite a few college games before, so he had a frame of reference when asked to compare what he experienced in Nebraska.

"I have been to several college games before. I would say that A&M is the closest to Nebraska, but they are different and Nebraska is just better overall. At Nebraska it just seems like the fans are more dedicated to the program. There are a lot of fans at the A&M games, but the Husker fans are more passionate and dedicated to their team.

"I visualized myself out there as a Husker linemen. Nebraska has some really big linemen, but they can really move. That's kind of how I see myself."

Jesse says his official will come after the season so 'I can sit and talk with the coaches when they're not preparing for a game'. He also said he measured in recently at 6-foot-8 and 295-pounds and the Nebraska coaches mentioned OT as his probable playing position at the next level.

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