Not solid?

In the environment of recruiting news, rumors will happen. One of the latest to rear it's ugly head came earlier this week that one of Nebraska's last recruiting commitments was still waiting on a particular offer and if he got it he would consider it. This would be a huge blow to a class that in recent weeks has added some very quality recruits.

No one is ever totally certain where a rumor originates, but for recruiting writers they are good to generate discussion and even better to disprove. The latest one about Brandon Kinnie possibly still being open is definitely a false rumor.

Following Kinnie's official visit to Nebraska way back in September, it appeared to only be a matter of time before he committed. The more time that passed, the more people figured he was waiting on an offer to come from a particular school.

Thanksgiving weekend though came up and it was an opportunity to get back up to Lincoln, with mom, for Kinnie, but was unable to travel. Despite not visiting that weekend he committed shortly after. Kinnie wants to squash all the rumors.

"Oh no!" Kinnie said. "When I committed on last Monday; that was because I want to be a Cornhusker! I am a Cornhusker 100%, baby!"

Keeping Kinnie a commitment for Nebraska is huge. Against Blinn College in the Champs Heart of Texas Bowl on December 6, Kinnie went off and wanamed the MVP of the game.

"I was really waiting for a game like that despite not starting out fast. I had 230 combined yards receiving/kick returns, a touchdown receiving and I also blocked a punt. We won 30-14."

Kinnie will be one of those players in the 2009 recruiting class that will be looked to for production next year. His reported 6-foot-3 and nearly 220-pound frame will help offset the losses of Nate Swift and Todd Peterson.

"The told me that I could get up there and immediately compete, nothing else. They didn't promise anything. I just want a chance to get on the field."

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