Planning on NU official visit

It was a big name that was a bit of a surprise for people to see on the sideline. The Huskers were already hosting a good crop of official visitors that included the likes of Owamagbe Odighizuwa and Jermarcus Hardrick. There were also some commits in for the weekend including Chase Rome who was there unofficially. Rome wasn't the only one from Missouri in town unofficially.

Joe Burgess was a hard one to miss at the last home game of the season for Nebraska. The 6-foot-6 and 295-pound offensive lineman from Florissant (Mo.) McCluer North got to see Nebraska for the first time last weekend.

"It was awesome," Burgess said. "I had a great time. It was my first time in Lincoln. I loved the facilities; they are second to none. The energy of the crowd was amazing.

"I had never seen anything like that before in my life. You read about it and hear about it, how great the fans are, but it's something that you really just need to get up there and see for yourself."

A lot of people on their first trips to Nebraska find something to be a shock. For Burgess it was the exact opposite. He expected everything to be that great going into the visit.

"Nothing really surprised me about Nebraska because I expected everything was going to be awesome and it was. It just confirmed everything that I thought about the school. I am glad I went."

This wasn't an official visit for Burgess. He was able to find a weekend after the season and when he didn't have to work to get a chance to take a trip with a coach from his school.

"Our season just ended a couple of weeks ago and I had the weekend off from work. My coach said that he was going to Nebraska and asked if I wanted to go up with him. I had been meaning to go."

While this trip from Burgess wasn't an official visit he still does expect to take an official visit to Lincoln. Burgess needs a chance to talk to the coaches a little bit at Nebraska.

"Oh absolutely, yes sir. I am going to head up there for an official visit. I didn't get a chance to sit down with any of the coaches that weekend. The interest from them is still the same.

"Out of the three schools that I have visited Nebraska is the school that I liked the best. I have also visited Kansas State and Vanderbilt so far. Those were unofficial visits too."

The official visits are about to start for Burgess. He doesn't know exactly when and where to, Nebraska will get one, but he is going to start setting them up soon.

"I haven't taken any official visits, but I am going to. I don't have any of them set up yet either. I have been meaning to get some set up."

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