Nebraska RB Prospect Brandon Gunn

The running back from Nebraska, <b>Brandon Gunn</b>, has an offer from UCLA. UCLA's coaches have been on him a while, but what are the chances that Gunn doesn't become a Cornhusker?

Running back prospect Brandon Gunn, 5-10, 190, Omaha (Neb.) Central, is a power running back from the Cornhuskers' backyard, but he is looking well beyond Nebraska, getting a lot of attention from the rest of the Big 12, as well as a couple outside of the Big 12.

"I have offers from Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Wyoming, Colorado and UCLA. I am also hearing from Michigan and Notre Dame," Gunn said.

Gunn doesn't have a list of his top schools, standing pretty wide open. "If the schools are interested in me right now, I am interested in them for the most part."

While it would seem that Gunn would be a natural fit to wear the Husker red, he has no qualms about leaving Nebraska. "I would leave. I think I am growing past Nebraska," said Gunn.

While UCLA coaches Jon Embree and Eric Bieniemy were at Colorado, they were recruiting Gunn. Now that they are at UCLA, Gunn has begun to hear from the Bruins. "I know Coach Embree from when he was at Colorado. Coach Bieniemy was actually recruiting me there. But now that they are at UCLA, Coach Embree is recruiting me. He is real cool, and I have a lot of interest in UCLA. I definitely want to take a visit there."

While he projects as a running back, Gunn could also play in the secondary in college, and wouldn't mind playing on defense. "But I would prefer to have the ball in my hands and running it," said Gunn.

One of his teammates is top prospect Courtney Grixby, and the idea of playing together in college is something that has piqued both of their interests. "We have talked about it. We'll probably take some visits together, but we are both going to do what is best for both of us."

Gunn indicated he is going to take his time on his decision, take some visits, and then decide.

He has a 3.4 GPA and took his SAT's in June.


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