Getting close?

In just a few short weeks following the end of an outstanding prep career, Rex Burkhead from Plano (Texas), is now on the hardcourt instead of the gridiron. His father, Rick, admits that it's a tough changing of the gears and with basketball comes football recruiting. Is Burkhead getting closer to a decision?

Rex Burkhead was the star running back one week and then the star guard the next for Plano (Texas). Admittedly, his father says Rex would rather be playing football still.

"It's coming around," Ric Burkhead said. "Rex has probably played two or three games this season already.

"It's a lot different than football. It's different conditioning and you don't get that time off between plays. Rex is scoring well and playing well though."

Last week, up until Wednesday, the Burkhead's were hosting two college staffs a night interested in their son's abilities on the football field. On Wednesday, Nebraska was in-home with Rex and the family.

"I would say that the visit went well. The coaches were all here for at least a couple of hours or more."

Talk around the boards today included some dialogue that Burkhead might be close to a decision. Rick Burkhead couldn't comment, but did mention that some narrowing of the choices might have taken place.

Rick Burkhead also mentioned that Nebraska should be in-home again soon.

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