Returns from Lincoln

Nebraska might still be looking for a body or two for the 2009 class and one of those players that Nebraska seems to be considering is James Randall. The Huskers brought in Randall for an official visit from Compton (Calif.) as a possible late add to the 2009 class. Head Coach Calvin Bryant spoke about James Randall, the trip and how this linebacker at Compton fits as safety in college.

The Huskers brought in a second official visitor this weekend, along with Robert Marve. The second official guest was James Randall from Compton (Calif.).

Randall, a 6-foot-0.5 and 190-pound linebacker/safety from Compton High School, is getting ready to graduate soon from high school and took his first trip to Nebraska this past weekend.

"I spoke to James briefly about the trip," Head Coach Calvin Bryant said. "I know that he loved it. He loved the facilities and everything that Nebraska had to offer. It was James' first trip."

The interesting part of this story might be that Randall played linebacker at Compton and Nebraska likes him as a safety. Head Coach Bryant weighed in on that and said that the SAM spot at Compton is asked to do a lot of things.

"Our SAM linebackers play a lot like safeties. In our defense, the SAM has to be very athletic. It was the same position that Chris Metcalf played.

"That position is in a way the centerpiece of our defense. James is very athletic. In the 3-4, he will be asked to come up and play the line of scrimmage as well as drop off into pass coverage."

It seems that the Nebraska staff is set to deliberate the possibility of extending an offer to Randall early this week. Coach Bryant wasn't aware when Nebraska was going to get back to Randall on the possibly offering.

"I don't know about that for sure. I know that James said that he was going to talk to Nebraska today."

Coach Bryant said that he will get Randall to call back later today for a personal interview about the trip and about Nebraska. Stay tuned!

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