Kildow walks on

At Nebraska, it's as important to get all of the players that you want in your class for scholarship athletes as it is to get the recruited walk-ons. Nebraska selectively chooses the players that they want to add to their team beyond just the recruiting class and that in itself is an honor. Ty Kildow is following his dream to be a Husker as a recruited walk-on.

The 5-foot-7 and 170-pound Ty Kildow from Omaha (Nebr.) Millard South got a chance too good to pass up this week. The Nebraska staff offered a recruited walk-on spot to the wide receiver.

"I got a call on Sunday night," Kildow said. "And I was offered the chance to walk on then. On Tuesday night, I had an in-home visit with Nebraska."

The Huskers are targeting Kildow for offense and special teams. "Nebraska likes me as a slot receiver as well as a punt returner and a kick returner."

Kildow had scholarships on the table from four other schools, but decided not to pass up on the opportunity to be a Husker. "I had offers from North Dakota, South Dakota State, Nebraska-Omaha and Northwest Missouri State."

What really sealed the deal for Kildow was that the treatment of scholarship and walk-on players was the same. Also, Kildow is from Nebraska and grew up wanting to be a Husker.

"After sitting down with Coach Barney Cotton and explaining to me how it works; you can go there and look on the field and not tell the difference between scholarship and walk-on players.

"Being a Nebraska kid, I really felt like this was the right thing to do for myself. It was an opportunity that I just couldn't pass up."

Kildow will be in Lincoln this weekend for an official visit. He has seen just about everything that you can in Lincoln, but would like to get to meet more people associated with the team on his visit.

"I just want to get closer with the coaches, get to meet more of the players, because I know some of them, but I really want to get to know more of them."

Kildow is coming along nicely from his knee injury. He is doing just about everything at full speed and expects that things will be back to normal soon.

"I am doing everything at full-speed. As far as being where I was before, I wouldn't say I am there yet, but I am getting there."


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