Bass getting attention

If Nebraska reaches back into the state for football scholarship players it might increase a player's chances if they are athletic and could play a number of other positions. Devin Bass definitely has that going on for him. A standout cornerback at Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North, Bass is going to try his hand on the offensive side of the ball this year.

Devin Bass, a 5-foot-10 and 170-pound cornerback from Omaha (Nebr.) Millard North, is going to get a chance to play some offense this year. In the past though, he was only used on defense.

"I will play both ways my senior year," Bass said. "I will be playing cornerback on defense and it's between wide receiver and wingback or the slot on offense. Primarily I am a defensive player."

The recruiting for Bass is going well despite not having an offer in hand yet. He is getting letters of interest from Big 12, Big 10, PAC10 and Ivy League schools right now.

"It's going good. I am getting mail from a few schools and I went to Nebraska for their junior day and the spring game. I have been getting letters from Iowa State and some Ivy League schools because my grades are pretty good. North Dakota State has called."

"I am not sure exactly which camps I am going to go to. I know that I am going to visit some of the Ivy League schools that have sent me letters and I know that I am going to Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State and I am not sure if I will go to Stanford or not.

On defense Bass is relentless. He does well in man to man coverage, but is also able to tackle and make opposing players pay when he hits them. "I can guard, man to man, pretty good and I am intense on the football field. I am a good tackler and I can hit pretty hard."

Bass is looking for a good football program and for a school that is close to home when it comes to his decision. "I am going to look at how good the program is and proximity to home is important. I really don't want to go too far away from home for school."

Bass didn't grow up with a Husker fan. Bass was actually born and raised in another state and then moved to Nebraska. However, if Nebraska offered he would be a Husker.

"I lived in Tennessee half my life and moved to Nebraska in fifth grade. However, if Nebraska were to offer me I would go to Nebraska without a doubt.

"When I visited Nebraska for their junior day they really emphasized the student-athlete aspect and that you need good grades to play for them.

"I like the Husker Nation. I really like how all of their fans are so into them and the program. I really like that about the school and the team."

After being from Tennessee, Bass can make the comparisons between a top Big 12 and SEC team when it comes to game day atmospheres and the fans. Bass says it's no contest.

"It doesn't really compare all that much. Nebraska is just that much bigger and better when it comes to comparing them and Tennessee."


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