Nebraska stopping by tomorrow

The Huskers have a bye this weekend and it's giving the Nebraska staff some time to get back out on the road to do some recruiting. Big Red Report spoke to a player tonight whose team is getting ready for the first round of the playoffs this weekend. Tomorrow, one of the Nebraska coaches will be stopping by to check out this receiver who is now holding a Nebraska offer.

Texarkana (Texas) Texas High is having a very strong year. Their only loss, according to standout receiver Cobi Hamilton, is to a former 5A powerhouse that is now in their district playing 4A.

"Yes sir," Hamilton said. "We finished up 8-1. We only had nine games this year. Not sure why, but we had two open weeks. Usually we have 10 games.

"We got beat by Longview, on our district, which moved down from 5A to 4A. We finished second in the district. I think that they went 6-0."

Hamilton has had an extraordinary year. He has already broken one of the records at his high school and has another in his sights.

"I think that I had 50 catches for 1,060 yards and 14 touchdowns. I averaged over 20 yards per reception. I broke our Texas High record for 14 touchdowns.

"I am 17 catches and 160 yards away from breaking the all-time receiving record at the school. It's held by Justin Anderson who plays at Louisiana Tech and played with Ryan Mallett."

With the playoffs starting this Saturday there is some more time for college coaches to get out to see Hamilton in action this season.

"Recruiting is going pretty good. Oklahoma State is coming to my game Saturday and Nebraska is coming to my practice tomorrow."

The Nebraska attention is relatively new for Hamilton. When Nebraska called, he didn't know anything about the team or the school.

"I didn't know anything about Nebraska when they called and offered me. Hopefully, if I get a chance to go up there and visit, hopefully I will get to know more about them."

There has been little thought by Hamilton about official visits because he is still playing ball. However he is thinking that next month he would like to get out and take some trips.

"I haven't talked to Nebraska or anyone about visiting. I have been concentrating on my season. I will sit down and look at taking some visits in December."

Hamilton is really looking at a top three right now. When he makes his decision he will be looking at some key things especially the environment.

"It would probably be Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Missouri who would be my leaders right now. I am looking for academics, playing time and the community.

"Football is about four to six months of the year and I will be there for four to fie years; I want to know what it's like without football."

The Huskers are making a late push for Hamilton, but he seems open to their interest. "I want to say J.P. or John Papuchis. I know that he will be here tomorrow and I will be talking to him about visiting later on this year."

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