Rowland visits Nebraska

Nebraska is ion the market for a real play-making receiver in the 2011 class. The Huskers were fortunate enough to host Desmond Roland from Dallas (Texas) Lake Highlands this past weekend. While Roland has what the Huskers are looking for does Nebraska have what Roland is looking for? It seems like after the spring game that he has more questions about Nebraska.

Desmond Roland was in Nebraska this past weekend for the spring game. The 6-foot-2 and 190-pound Roland looks like a solid prospect that could really be the type of receiver Nebraska is looking for.

"It was nice up there," Rowland said. "They really have a nice campus and it was a good game. The fans were really amazing up there. That was great.

"I didn't sign any autographs, but they were really friendly. They would all ask us how our trip was going and tell us to have a good time. Just stuff like that."

While Roland is being touted as a receiver he actually plays more of a "slash" for Dallas (Texas) Lake Highlands. He would like to be able to still play something like a slash in college.

"Nebraska is recruiting me to play wide receiver. Some schools like me as an athlete, but Nebraska likes me as a receiver. I don't have a preference where I play.

"I would rather line up all over. I would like to play some receiver, line up as a running back, get under center and do some wildcat. I do that now. I make plays when my team needs to."

The Nebraska spring game was Roland's second visit with another to come this weekend. After that it will wind down so Roland can concentrate on spring practices.

"That was my first spring game. I did visit Oklahoma State for their junior day. I go to Arkansas this weekend. I am going to start wrapping things up and getting ready for spring."

Roland really wants to find a situation that allows him to get on the field early and where the school has a nice campus. "I am really considering playing time and how the campus is. Those are really the two things that I am considering with my decision."

The Nebraska visit got an "O.K." score, but it could have been better. Roland left Lincoln with some questions about the Nebraska offense and how much they are actually going to throw the football.

"I would say that Nebraska was about a "7". They didn't pass as much as I thought they would. Everything else was great. They just didn't pass as much as I expected.

"I know that Nebraska runs the wildcat and that I could move around, but I just don't see me in that offense right now. I need to talk to Coach Ted Gilmore more about things."


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