Zach Robertson is one of the top offensive linemen out West with the versatility to play multiple positions in college. He plays left tackle for the Braves but projects best as a guard down the road.
The lineman took official visit No. 1 over the weekend to Nebraska and said it definitely exceeded his expectations.
"It was a lot more better than I expected," Robertson said. "To be honest, going in to the trip, I really didn't know much about Nebraska and I was looking at the visit as more of a chance to just go out and have fun and see a new school. By the end of the trip, I was really thinking Nebraska was a school I could definitely see myself at, I liked it that much.
"The highlight was going through the player walk with the rest of the team. When you walk out from the locker room on to the field, you pass the fans and they're going crazy, calling your name and trying to shake your hand. There were people asking for my autograph, shouting go big red and they all knew who I was. The game atmosphere was incredible, 90,000+ fans totally in to the game and they have sold out the place almost 400 games in a row."
Robertson said talking with the players and coaches was another big plus.
"Coach Garrison, the OL coach is a great guy," Robertson said. "Sometimes coaches put on an act but he's a genuine guy who you can tell really cares about his players. When I was with the other offensive linemen, they told me he's like a father figure and wants to be involved in their life as more than just a coach and I thought that was real cool.
"I knew a few players on the team, I know Johnny Stanton and Terrell Newby but was with the linemen the whole time. D.J. Foster was my host but we all hung out as a group and I felt right at home. The city of Lincoln is small and quiet and definitely different from where I'm from. It has more of a country feel to it but being around the guys on the team made it cool for me. They have such great chemistry that I always felt comfortable and never out of place."
Next up for Robertson will be a visit to Arizona State this coming weekend.
"I'm going out there for the Notre Dame game," Robertson said. "It should be a great atmosphere and a great football game. ASU has been recruiting me hard for some time so I'm excited to get out there and take a closer look at the place. My last three visits will be to UCLA, LSU and Ohio State but those will be after my season.
"Ohio State is the one school in that group that hasn't offered yet but they have been talking to me a lot and want me to visit during Bowl week practices. They're going to watch my film and said they like me a lot. After I take all my trips, I'll sit down with my family and figure out where the best place for me is but right now, my main focus is on trying to help our team win another state title."