Gomes comments on commitment

The effort by the Nebraska staff, at the end of the regular season, on the recruiting trail has been impressive. The Huskers have earned four commitments since the Colorado game weekend with two coming yesterday that will fill needs in the secondary. Dejon Gomes talks about his commitment to the Big Red.

The Nebraska coaches got two doses of the commitment medicine yesterday. The first was Lazarri Middleton and the second was with Dejon Gomes. Gomes committed a little later in the evening yesterday.

"I actually committed last night to Coach Ted Gilmore," Gomes said. "Coach Gilmore is my recruiting coach and he was very excited to get me into this class.

"I am still waiting to talk to the other coaches. I haven't had a chance to talk with Bo Pelini or Marvin Sanders yet since I committed, but I will."

Gomes seemed set to take another visit after leaving Lincoln the other weekend after his official visit. Gomes said that the more he talked about Nebraska and thought about the decision left him thinking Nebraska was the right place.

"It was really after meeting with Coach Gilmore, talking with my parents and my coaches that it just felt right to commit to Nebraska. It's a great opportunity."

Gomes becomes the third player in four years to come from San Francisco (Calif.) City College to Lincoln. It's significant to Nebraska to keep that pipeline in tact as well as to Gomes in regards to who he is following to Lincoln.

"I think that it's definitely good, but I hadn't thought it that much. It's huge to follow a guy like Maurice Purify to Nebraska and follow in those footsteps. Of course Zach Lee is also there."

There are definitely some needs in the secondary at Nebraska. The Huskers will lose Armando Murillo to graduation and were always struggling to keep enough healthy bodies in the rotation at parts of the year.

Gomes had a solid year last year with 39 tackles, four interceptions along with 15 passes broken up. Gomes added that he will be able to enroll at semester and that he has three years to play two.

"Nebraska hasn't told me that I can come up there and replace anybody that they are losing, but they did say that I could come in and compete for playing time immediately."

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