Huskers get their "Guy."

Defensive tackle Jay Guy kind of had a feeling that Nebraska might be the place. That's why he took the visit. And for a defensive lineman, he couldn't have picked a better game as both the Nebraska and Oklahoma defensive lines dominated. It wasn't just that, but it certainly didn't hurt in turning Guy from a hopeful to a definite commit to the Big Red.

That's as good as it gets.

If you are a slobber-knockin' guy in the trenches for a defense, that is.

Ndamukong Suh and Jared Crick on one team, Gerald McCoy and Adrian Taylor on the other.

"You couldn't ask for anything more than that. That's a defensive linemen's dream game right there," said the 6-1, 305 lbs. Guy, who said he had decommitted from California before making the trip into Lincoln. "You just have two great defenses going at it. It really couldn't have been a better game to watch for me."

Not only did Guy get to watch two great defensive units, he had the chance to watch the two highest ranked defensive tackles in the country in Suh and McCoy.

As for Suh, Guy didn't quite know how to put it.

"He's a freak of nature. That's what he is. The guy was unstoppable," he said. "And that Crick, he's the real deal, too."

Guy admits to the idea that as he was making the trip into Lincoln, he had the notion that he might come out of the experience a Husker. But you have to get there, see it for yourself and then figure it all out. Guy said that what he saw versus what he expected was a little different in some areas, a lot different in others.

"I was expecting cornfields, and I I saw one," he said. "But from what you hear to what you see, it's a lot different. I checked out everything, and from all the Academic All-Americans, to the players in the NFL to the coaches they have, that was enough for me.

"I committed after the game."

I know fans are going to be a little cautious about this commit, only because it came right after the game. You know how it is – the emotion, the atmosphere and the fact that Nebraska won – that can be a little overwhelming. But back in Houston right now, Guy said that his decision was about more than what he experienced there for that one night. It was just that one night which cemented it.

"The atmosphere was great, but I know it's like that every game. That's just how they are. And I know they had a great tradition coming in," he said. "It was a great game, and you got to see great defenses going at it. But it wasn't like I made the decision just because I was excited about the game. I just got to learn everything I wanted to.

"So, I'm a Husker."

At 6-0 tall and a little over 300 pounds, Guy admits that physically, he won't be confused for Suh any time soon. He knows he's not that type of player. Not in regard to effectiveness, mind you. Guy said that he makes his impact felt nonetheless.

"I'm a bit more of a compact guy, but I get off the ball quick, I don't stop on plays and I understand that they call you a line-MAN for a reason. You have to be tough inside. You have to be willing to fight every single down of a game. When it comes to pad level, leverage and just having a good base, my size makes that a lot easier for me. But I get the job done…my way."

Guy becomes commit no. 12, and yet another addition to the class courtesy of defensive ends coach John Papuchis. The first-year assistant coach has now added four out of the last six commits to this class. Guy can understand why he's such a great recruiter, because he doesn't come off like one during the whole process.

"They look at you as both a player and person, and you know they are going to do what is best for you," Guy said. "I could play football anywhere, but this decision is about a lot more than football. They understand that at Nebraska. That's just another reason why I am going there."

With around 30 offers you can figure that while Guy is a commit there are schools who will keep coming after him. After all, he was a commit to Cal at one point, and now he's not. But Guy said that he's done, finished and not taking one more trip.

It's over.

"I am enrolling early, and time was ticking down. I needed to make a final decision," he said. "This is the place for me. I know that for sure. It's Nebraska for me."

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