Huskers get to host LB

Last week, Nebraska brought you an update on, arguably, the top middle linebacker on Nebraska's board. In that update, his head coach said that he expected that this player wouldn't be planning any visits until October and then it would just be one. With the first part of October around the corner, this coach called Big Red Report this morning to talk about a visit that is planned.

Nebraska has been recruiting Chris Williams from Abilene (Texas) very heavily. The Huskers have Barney Cotton, who is familiar with the area going back to his New Mexico State days, after Williams.

The Huskers have also been in contact with Williams with assistant coach, Mike Ekeler. Ekeler, understandably, is an interested party considering he is the linebacker coach for Nebraska.

This morning, Head Coach for Abilene (Texas), Steve Warren, called Big Red Report to inform them that after the interview last week that there has been some changes.

"I told you it would be in October," Coach Warren said, "but this is all subject to change on short notice. Chris is taking a visit to see Nebraska next weekend for the Missouri game."

Last week, Coach Warren said that Chris wanted to get back to concentrating on the season and back on his school work. However, there are a lot of reasons why his recruiting has been so busy.

"I know that Chris is being recruited to play anywhere from safety to linebacker, but I think that he is a MIKE in either a 4-3 or a middle linebacker in a 3-4.

"He just has such great instincts. He is just a real instinctive player and he brings a defensive mentality to the field whether it's practice or a game."

Abilene is trying to repeat last years efforts which led to a 13-2 record, a state semi-finalist season and it included a big win over Southlake (Texas) Carroll.

This year, Abilene is off to a 5-0 start with the last win, against Burleson, being the first of five district games this season. Williams is trying to repeat as the 5A player of the year as a senior.

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