Smith gives NU a high mark

The weekend could have gone better for Nebraska and it's visitors considering the end result of the game on Saturday. Nevertheless, in defeat it's easier to explain sometimes why a recruit is needed or for a recruit to see himself. Darron Smith would have liked to see a win, but the visit cemented Nebraska at the top of his list.

Banning (Calif.) standout, Derron Smith, was in Lincoln with his parents for an official visit this weekend. The 5-foot-10 and 173-pound Smith said that the people at Nebraska really stood out to him.

"We had a great time," Smith said. "I had a high comfort level with the coaches, the players and the people giving us the tour. I would have liked to see them win, but that's about it.

"From the way it sounds, that is a totally different performance from the rest of the year and it won't make a big difference with me and my decision."

The Nebraska coach that is recruiting him requested that Smith bring his latest film with him. There wasn't a chance that Nebraska was pulling his offer, but they could diversify it a little.

"Coach Carl Pelini is my recruiting coach. Nebraska likes me as a cornerback. Coach Pelini wanted my film this weekend because he wanted the offensive guys to see it.

"He wanted them to see it because they might open it up and recruit me as an athlete. It doesn't matter to me which position I play; offense or defense. I will play where it helps the team."

Smith gave Nebraska the highest mark when he was asked to grade it and, besides Nebraska not winning, didn't have anything negative to say about the trip. "I would say it was a "10". I really can't say anything bad about it."

Smith left for California this morning with his family and he doesn't have any other visits set at the moment. A nearby team is pushing for a visit from Smith and he would like to see if any other offers come in as well.

"I don't have any planned right now, but I might take one to Nevada. They just called me to ask me if they could get me to visit. Nothing is set up yet.

"I don't know when I plan to commit. I really don't want to wait too long. I do want to be a little patient to see if some other schools get in the picture."

While Nebraska didn't get a commitment from Smith this weekend they did cement themselves at the top of his list. "This visit puts Nebraska at the top of my list."

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