Nickens set for Lincoln

Not that it was really in play, but this weekend's official visit for Brodrick Nickens from Alliance (Nebr.) really sealed the deal on him becoming a Cornhusker. The red-carpet was rolled out for all of the players in Lincoln this past weekend, scholarship and walk-on players alike, and that is what the recruited walk-ons are looking forward to as players in Lincoln.

Nebraska is really making some progress in their recruiting class, not just the scholarship players, but also the walk-ons. Brodrick Nickens was in Lincoln this past weekend and said the visit sealed the deal for him.

"Yep, I was able to make it to Lincoln," Nickens said. "It was really cool. It was a great trip. I am definitely going there."

Nickens, an offensive tackle from Alliance (Nebr.) said that the coaches really stood out to him on the trip. The head coach reassured him that the depth chart is more linear than vertical.

"Definitely the coaches, the personality of the coaches, they were really friendly. They seemed like people and weren't above anyone. I spoke to Bo Pelini and he seemed real cool.

"He's just like another coach. We were sitting there talking and he said that everyone there is one and people aren't ahead or behind me, they are beside me. We are all one."

Nickens was set to be a Husker before the trip, but the visit was the icing on the cake. The Huskers seem like they landed a good one as his weighed and measured in size indicates.

"I am going to be a Husker, there is no decision. I weighed in at 286-pounds down in Lincoln and they measured me at 6-foot-6. They like me as a tackle. I am just down to play."

There will be a signing to look forward to despite not getting that scholarship. The recruited walk-ons will still sign and fax in to Lincoln an agreement to walk-on.

"Yeah, there will be something. There will be something for us to sign on LOI day. It will be some sort of Gentlemen's Agreement."

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