NU will have to wait

There aren't many that are making a bigger splash with the camps and combines recently than Joel Willis. Willis who is being recruited to play both sides of the football at the next level has won the fastest man at the last three camps/combines and also MVP of the wide receivers. Nebraska likes Willis as a DB so does that hurt their chances?

Joel Willis, a 5-foot-10 and 180-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Garden Grove (Calif.) Pacifica, is going through a camp with his team. It's been going well and there are just a couple of weeks left of it, a week off and then two a days begin.

"Things are pretty good," Willis said. "I have been busy with our summer camp. It's our passing league and our conditioning with the team. There is another couple weeks left."

Besides the team camp that Willis has been taking part in he's also been getting out and hitting some camps and combines as well. Willis has been coming home with some pretty impressive awards too.

"I went to the national junior combine out here last weekend. I did pretty good. I got the top receiver and the fastest man. I thought I did well. I caught every ball that was thrown to me.

"I went to the UCLA and USC camps too. Those were a few weeks back actually. I won the fastest man at both of those camps too. I ran a 4.37/40 at the national and USC camps and a 4.38 at the UCLA camp."

While Willis did get the top receiver award at the combine its split among colleges about which side of the ball he should play. Willis isn't going to let where a school is recruiting him to play factor into his decision.

"I am getting recruited to play both sides of the ball in college and it really doesn't matter to me which side a school is recruiting me for because I will play either one.

"I am going to pick out a school for the school and the situation. I don't have a preference on the field when it comes to position so I will let them decide."

There is another week of the team camp left for Willis then he and his family will hit the road and see some schools. There are only four that he thinks he can get out to see right now.

"We are going to take some visits to some of the schools that have offered. I think that we are going to visit Cal, Arizona, Washington and Utah. I think that's what we are thinking.

"A school like Nebraska is a little further away. It's harder financially to get there this summer, so it would be easier for us if it was an official visit. We are still going to try to get there this summer."


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