Visiting Lincoln this weekend

The Huskers are still looking for help across the defensive line and they have been heavily pursuing a pair from Maryland for a long time. The Huskers do have ties to the area, Coach John Papuchis is from Gaithersburg, Md. Can Nebraska really make an impression on, arguably, the top defensive line tandem in America?

What once was thought to be an under-average weekend is shaping up to be a great one if Nebraska can capitalize. The Huskers have now sealed up visits from Jason Ankrah and Terrence Stephens, teammates from Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard.

"I am actually taking an official visit to Nebraska this weekend," Stephens said. "I am going out there with my team mate, Jason Ankrah."

Quince Orchard has one game left before playoffs start and the season has gone well for them. They have received their seed already for the playoffs and know that it will be a challenge.

"The season is going good, great. We are 8-1 going into our game tomorrow. We have this last game and then the playoffs.

"We are the second seed. Of course every game in the playoffs is supposed to be a challenging game. We are ready to take them on."

For Stephens, there was a need to play at a high level after an exceptional year last year as a junior. It was a goal that Stephens wanted after seeing so many decline after their junior years.

"There are a lot of recruits that I have seen, watching high school football, that have great sophomore and junior years then fall off their senior year. That was my biggest goal.

"I had high expectations for myself personally and for what I wanted to show the rest of the country that I could do. I also wanted to show my coaches and my opponents. I wanted to live up to my junior year if not excel."

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