Nebraska still at the top for Kinnie?

Nebraska has been selective with its junior college offers, looking for players that can step in and contribute immediately. WR, Brandon Kinnie out of Fort Scott community college was one of those players to receive an offer. After taking an official to Nebraska back in September, it looked like a commitment to the Big Red was inevitable. Have things changed, or do the Huskers still have the edge?

Last time Big Red Report spoke to Brandon Kinnie it sounded like he could show up on the Husker commit list at any moment. With over a month gone by since then, has he cooled on Nebraska?

"Nebraska is still at the top," said Kinnie. "It's still the only official I've taken, but they are high on my list. I just like everything about the program. The coaches are all genuine, so I really like them a lot."

I still keep in contact with them, I just talked to coach Gilmore last weekend."

What about the rumor that Arkansas was making a move up his list?

"I don't know about Arkansas anymore, they aren't really high on my list of schools. I went down there for an unofficial. It was OK, don't get me wrong I liked it, but it just isn't Nebraska."

I'd like to play in that big-time atmosphere like Nebraska has. I don't know if anybody can top what they have. Honestly, I don't think anybody can. They just have so much tradition, and that's something I really like. I also like the offense they are running, it isn't run or pass heavy, they try to balance everything out and get the ball to all the playmakers. That's a perfect fit for me, I don't need all that other stuff."

And Nebraska's depth chart looks just right, the coaches have shown me I'm in perfect position to come in and compete for playing time. They said they wont give me anything, but if I come in and work hard, its there for me."

Kinnie was also well aware of a former junior college wide receiver that made an impact for the Huskers.

"Yeah, I know who Maurice Purify is. They said they would like to use me like him. But there is a difference between me and him, I'm a lot faster, I'm a legit 4.3 guy."

Some things happening on the recruiting front for the Huskers have also caught his eye.

"I see that great recruiting class they are putting together, and that great quarterback they have committed. I just went online a checked out the film on that linebacker that just committed (Chris Williams), all I can say is wow. You can tell they are serious about turning that program around."

And judging by his play this year, the talented 6-foot-3 wide out with 4.3 speed could be just what the Huskers need.

"I'm leading the nation in touchdown receptions with seven. I run some shallow routes, but I use my speed to get deep on teams, I have been working real hard to beat jams and get off the line too. I'm trying to make a name for myself before I leave."

So with Nebraska being the clear leader, what's the hold up on a decision?

"I told coach Gilmore I'm pretty much in the boat already, but I just don't want to jump in anything to fast. I wouldn't want to be one of those guys that commits then de-commits. I want my decision to be final when I make it. I'd like to wait until my season is over that way I can really think about it, we are 7-0 and I need to focus on that right now."

Kinnie was then asked if there was an offer he was waiting on.

"That must be what everybody thinks, but I don't have a dream team or anything like that. Never had a top team I've always wanted to go to."

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