Taking some more trips

One of the Nebraska visitors that was in for the Oklahoma game was Derrick Malone, a three star safety from Colton (Calif.). The Huskers had a big night, particularly at the safety position, to have such a visitor in for the game. Malone left Lincoln without committing, but the highly sought after player has Nebraska very high on his board.

Derrick Malone and Colton (Calif.) are getting ready for the playoffs to start. Malone said that his team has just lost one game so far and he has been playing on both sides of the ball.

"We are 8-1," Malone said. "So we are doing pretty well. This is my last regular season game before the playoffs start.

"I have been playing both ways. I play running back and safety. I have over 40 tackles and have rushed for over 1,000 yards."

Malone was one of the eight official visitors that were in Lincoln to see Nebraska defeat Oklahoma. Like the other official visitors, Malone came away very impressed with Nebraska.

"Nebraska was a great time. It's such a great community there. The game atmosphere, the fans and the team were really great."

The Nebraska defense had five interceptions on the night; including a safety that had three of those. Malone is being looked at to play safety at Nebraska and said he could really see himself fitting in the defensive scheme.

"I can see myself playing there. I can see myself going there, working hard and getting my head right and playing there at Nebraska."

Malone gave the trip a very high mark. If there was one bad thing about the trip it didn't have anything to do with Nebraska at all. Malone was really dealing with little sleep all weekend.

"I would say that it was a "9". The best thing about it was the community and their fans. I wish I would have had more time there on my trip.

"I was really tired because I had to play the night before and then get up to catch a flight. I really didn't get a lot of sleep and we were rushing on the trip."

Nebraska received three verbal commitments that weekend, but not from Malone. Malone still wants to take the rest of his visits before committing. The visit to Nebraska really put the Huskers high on his list though.

"I have some other trips set up that I want to take first. I have Arizona State on the 28th and Washington on the 5th. I will also visit Arizona and Oregon.

"I would say that those four plus Nebraska are my favorites and Nebraska is pretty high up there. All of them have offered except for Oregon."

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