Graham to see Nebraska

Nebraska has seen their selves going from set at the defensive end position to scrambling. Gone for the season is Barry Turner to a broken leg. Then, Nebraska lost Pierre Allen, the back up, to a foot injury. The Huskers are looking to improve depth at the defensive end position for years to come with commitments from the 2009 class.

One of the top defensive end targets on Nebraska's board is Keenan Graham. The 6-foot-4 and 225-pound Graham has 4.6-speed and he's tripping to Nebraska this weekend.

"Yes sir," Graham said. "I am headed to Nebraska this weekend. Everything has kind of happened quickly.

"Coach Ted Gilmore stopped by the school and I had a good conversation with him. He's a great guy and I just wanted to check it out."

Looking forward to the trip, Graham wants to get a feel for the school and the town while at Nebraska. He is expecting an electric game environment as well.

"Getting the feel of the college and the college town is like at Nebraska. The environment should be awesome there.

"I have heard a lot about what they think about their football team. It should just be awesome. It should be a great experience."

One thing that Graham should come away impressed with is the attention to defense that head coach Bo Pelini gives. Graham says that he is in a similar situation now at Las Vegas (Nev.) Silverado.

"It would be great. I know that defenses win championships and to have a head coach that is defensive minded would be great.

"Right now, we have something similar at my school. We have a great defense. We just go out, make plays and get the ball back for the offense."

"As long as you have a good defense, you have a chance to win the game."

Silverado is off to a good start, but could have been perfect through four games. The last game was tough and showed that at some point an ineffective offense is too much for a great defense to overcome.

"We are 3-1. We lost 6-0 on Friday. Our defense held them to one touchdown and our offense was in the red zone six times and fumbled each time.

"It was pretty bad. It was fourth and about two feet with about a minute and a half left and our running back fumbled the ball inside the 20 yard line."

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