Texas DT liked Lincoln

Nebraska has as many as three or four spots possibly for interior, defensive lineman and they were hosting a big one from Texas this weekend for the Annual Red-White game in Lincoln. The Huskers also have a bit of an ace in the hole for this recruit considering Nebraska went into his high school last year and pulled a player that he knows and plays along side of.

Cole Underwood is a standout lineman for Denton (Texas) Guyer. The 6-foot-3 and 255-pound Underwood said that he was just getting home from Lincoln and that he enjoyed the trip.

"I just walked through the door," Underwood said. "Basically, it was an all-around good trip. It was great to get a chance to meet the coaches and see all the things that the people in Denton had told me about Nebraska.

"It was really everything that I expected it would, given all the things that I had heard about it, and they just have a great football program there in Lincoln."

Underwood was looking the most forward to meeting the coaching staff in Lincoln. He knows how important it is to connect to the people that you will be working with for the next four to five years. He was also looking forward to seeing what his former team mate, Jesse Coffey, had told him about Nebraska.

"I was really looking forward to meeting the staff. That has so much to do with joining a team. They are the people that you are going to be working with. That was probably the biggest thing.

"Jess told me that it was a family environment there in Lincoln. He was joking around that all the other offers are just bragging rights since I have Nebraska. He really just wants me to be part of that family and I don't blame him."

Underwood is being looked at by most schools to play along the offensive line or even tight end. Some have just said offense or defense. Nebraska came right out and said where they like him.

"Nebraska told me when they offered me that they like me as a defensive tackle. I know that they have a great reputation and the coaches that coach the defensive line develop players to play at the next level."

There is little doubt to Underwood that he can play defensive tackle at the next level. His strengths at playing any position along the line on offense or defense is what a lot of coaches look at first when evaluating high school talent.

"It's all about footwork and attacking the person across from you. I can play defense. I can probably play anything across the line. I think what makes me most versatile is my footwork."

Nebraska is the only school to come out and tell Underwood that he is solely a defensive tackle recruit. That will not impact his feelings on Nebraska at all because he is giving the coaches and their expertise the benefit of the doubt.

"It would be foolish to not go to a school because they want you to change positions. To put it simply, the coaches at Nebraska really know what they are doing. They are smart guys and they know how to get the job done."

Underwood doesn't appear to be on any sort of timeline at all when it comes to making a commitment. However, he isn't going to drag it out for the sake of doing so either.

"I just tell everyone that I am not in a hurry. I am not the kind of guy that will drag it out either. If I know that the school is right then I will pull the trigger. It's too hard to see just a few schools and then commit."

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