Another commit for Nebraska?

The commitment process isn't easy. However, when you have someone like a family member blaze a trail for you it's easier to follow with an example, with parental support and knowing where you have family. This recruit has been familiar with the Nebraska staff since the summer of his sophomore year. Today, he has made the decision to follow his big brother to Lincoln.

The Huskers have picked up football commitments last night and today from J.T. Kerr, a tight end from San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch, and Chris Williams, a middle linebacker from Abilene (Texas). There was a third today though, just not a football commitment.

That doesn't take away from the significance.

Last summer, Will Compton and his brother, a junior to be all-state wrestler, Cody Compton, made a recruiting trip together to Lincoln. The process started for both Will and Cody that weekend to both eventually become Cornhuskers. Today, Cody decided to become a Nebraska Cornhusker…wrestler.

"The coaching staff at Nebraska is unbelievable," Cody Compton said. "Coach Manning was top five last year, they are going to be top five again and they are going to have a great program for a very long time.

"I wanted to be a part of that. When you have wrestlers there in Lincoln like they have now; you just can't compare that to anywhere else. They are just elite. You want to have those types of practice partners in a room with you and that type of coaching staff."

There is what Nebraska presents to Cody. There is the chance to be part of a great team, to push him and become the best wrestler that he can be. There is also the chance to be close to family.

"My brother and I are pretty close. That figured into my decision too. It was everything, overall, that really drew me to Nebraska up there."

Will's recruiting process, to choose a school, had as much to do with him as it did where his brother would eventually go to school. Cody made the trip with Will to Lincoln the summer before Will's senior year and the summer before his junior year.

In one of the earliest recruiting updates with Will, he said that his brother was a wrestler that was going to have opportunities to go places like Nebraska. After talking to Cody, about the success that he has had since his freshman year, it's easy to see why he thought that.

"I am wrestling at 152 pounds again this season. Over the past three years I am 111-6. I was captain since my freshman year. I have gone up in weight every year except my junior to senior year.

"As a freshman, I got third losing to a two-time state champion. My sophomore year I was third again losing to a four-year state champion. Both years I lost in the semi-finals.

"Last year we hit some bumps in the road. I got sick. I was on top the entire season and at a bad time I got tonsillitis and a slight case of mono. I got fifth my junior year.

"My record is great and all, but it would help to have a state title to that list. This year, I am chasing a state title. I am rated #1 in my weight class in the state and #8 in the nation."

When his brother Will pulled the trigger on a commitment it was really down to three teams. For Cody, it was much the same. He was getting a lot of interest from some other programs, but really was just considering two schools.

"It really narrowed down to two from the very beginning. I was really talking to Nebraska and Missouri since my sophomore year. It was really a tough decision, but I knew that my place was at Nebraska.

"If I would have gone through the process I would have taken visits to Oklahoma, Northern Illinois and Old Dominion. They would have offered me as soon as I got on campus, but I turned down their visits. I knew where I wanted to go."

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