Visiting Lincoln

You see Robert Barry and you imagine the possibilities. At 6-foot-8 and 220-pounds, Barry could grow into either a monster tight end or a defensive end or might be better suited as a big flanker with his 4.8 speed. Barry played quarterback for Battle Creek, as well as some receiver, so there is also that possibility as well. Barry will be visiting Nebraska this weekend.

Nebraska isn't done trying to get some more recruited walk-on players. Robert Barry is holding that opportunity and will be in Lincoln this weekend for an official visit.

"Yeah, I will be there this weekend," Barry said. "I have an official visit there on Saturday and Sunday. I have been offered a recruited walk-on spot."

Barry, a 6-foot-8 and 220-pound standout for Battle Creek (Nebr.), could be recruited for a number of positions. The Huskers are specifically eying him for one though.

"They like me at tight end. Coach Ron Brown has been recruiting me. My freshman and sophomore year I wanted to play so I actually started at tight end.

"So, I have played the position before. During the season, I played quarterback and wide receiver. They would move me around a little bit. I finished with 10 catches for 100 yards. I am not opposed to it. I will play wherever."

Barry has been offered the opportunity, but hasn't accepted it. He is also still in line to get a spot with South Dakota State.

"South Dakota State is recruiting another tight end and I am second in line there. I think that my parents might prefer that I take the scholarship as opposed to walking on (at Nebraska).

"I haven't accepted Nebraska's offer yet, but I am leaning pretty heavily to going to Lincoln and walking on. I am about 90 to 95% sure that is what I am going to do."

Barry has been to Lincoln before. He has camped there as well as come for a couple of games as an unofficial visitor. This weekend will be about his parents.

"I was actually in to see the Missouri and Kansas games this year. I know mostly everything about the college already. I just need to get my parents there.

"I need to get them in there and learn about the academic side of Lincoln. I really want to get them there and get them comfortable and reassured that this is best for me."

Barry is targeting an early date following the official visit to Lincoln this weekend on his decision. "We will probably talk about it Sunday and Monday and I hope to have it made that night."


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