Nebraska Prospect to Visit

The #2-ranked corneback prospect in the country by TheInsiders.com, <b>Cortney Grixby</b> from Nebraska has taken one official visit and said he's pretty certain about his four other visits, including one out west...

It's been a good year in recruiting for Omaha (Neb.) Central cornerback prospect Cortney Grixby (5-9, 165). But where it matters most to him, on the field, it's been nothing but frustrating.

"I've played o.k., but can't do much when we're 2-5. We need to win out just to get into the playoffs. Our schedule has been real tough. We've played teams in the top 8 in the state just about every game," Grixby said.

With a 1-5 start, Grixby said Central seems to be turning it around now. "Our last game, we did better. We were tied 14-14 after regulation with the #7 team in the state, and finally beat them in overtime 63-56. It was a defensive struggle. Then overtime came. I was real tired. I broke the knuckle on my non-throwing hand (Grixby also plays QB). I have to try and figure out if I can play this next game be cause I cant grip the ball in the snap."

On the recruiting front, Grixby, who is ranked as the No. 2 corner prospect by TheInsiders.com, has a top five of Nebraska, UCLA, Notre Dame, Iowa and Kansas State.

He has already visited Iowa, and is most likely going to take a trip to Kansas State before their season is done. His brother Deante is a fullback for Nebraska, who were his childhood favorite and he he said he certainly will visit the Huskers.

One place he also definitely plans to visit is UCLA. "Coach (Eric) Bieniemy was recruiting me when he was at Colorado, and now that he is at UCLA, he is still recruiting me. I want to go see UCLA. Who knows what could happen when I am out there. It's a big time school, good football tradition, it's on the West Coast, in the Pac-10. There is a lot of good at UCLA."

His teammate and backfield mate Brandon Gunn has four of the same schools on his list, and the pair talk about playing in college together. "Yeah, we talk about it. If it happens, it happens, but we're going to do what's best for each of us."

Grixby, who is fully qualified, doesn't plan to make his decision until he is done with all of this official visits.


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