Commit #7 is in for Nebraska

The name isn't one that Nebraska fans would have picked to be the next commitment, but that's not because Walker Ashburn isn't a coveted prospect. Ashburn was continuing to pick up offer after offer until it seemed to just reach a point for him according to Coach J.T. Curtis. The commitment might have come yesterday, to Nebraska, but has been in the works for days.

Nebraska is coming off of a home opener win and on Labor Day picked up the commitment of Walker Ashburn. Ashburn, a 6-foot-3 and 245-pound defensive end from River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian, has been talking to Nebraska a lot lately.

"Yes he is committed to Nebraska," Coach J.T. Curtis said. "I think that it was on Monday when he committed, but they had been talking about it the past few days."

The commitment comes on the heels of two new offers just about a month ago from Oklahoma State and also from Louisiana – Monroe. Ashburn was also sitting on offers from Stanford, Southern Miss, SMU and others.

"I think that it was getting to a point and he wanted to get the choice off of him. I think that it was something that he wanted to get out of the way and might have been a bit of a distraction."

Ashburn isn't committing to Nebraska sight unseen. Coach Curtis knows that Ashburn had been up to see Nebraska before, but wasn't sure when he was up there exactly. Ashburn also has ties to the team because of a player on the team.

"I know that he was up there at Nebraska earlier for either a visit or a camp. I am not sure when though. Either way, he has a great buddy up there, P.J. Smith, which is already on the team up there."

Ashburn is one of those guys that you could see playing a couple of different positions. It seems that he is more of a 3-technique now, and could grow to be one in college, but Coach Curtis has a view of Ashburn that leaves him outside.

"I see him as a 270-pound, off the edge, five-technique that can really move and has a great motor. Walker has really good speed and he's physical. He was the MVP of the state championship game his sophomore year."

Coach Curtis said that the plan is for Ashburn to make the trip to Lincoln after the season at John Curtis was over with. As a junior, Ashburn had 91 tackles and 14 sacks.

"I'd say I've got great quickness. I have good technique too," Walker has reported earlier. "I'm a very technical player. I have a great motor too and I'll run after the ball wherever it is.

"I'm trying to get better all around. There's nothing I can't get better at. I'm always pushing myself to go harder and be better."

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