For Gunn It's the Big 12 and UCLA

UCLA is the one lone non-Big-12 team on the list of finalists for Nebraska running back, <b>Brandon Gunn</b>. He talks about the schools he has on his narrowed-down list, and his official visit schedule...

One interested viewer of the Big 12 Championship Game this past weekend was Omaha (Neb.) Central running back Brandon Gunn (5-10, 190). The power back has had a vested interest in the Wildcats, and seeing Darren Sproles run wild on Oklahoma definitely made an impact.

While the Wildcats are at the top of his list, Gunn still has a solid three other schools in his top four.

"I like Kansas State a lot, but I also like Nebraska, Iowa State (visiting this weekend) and UCLA."

Gunn seemed to be a Nebraska lock early on, but the coaching change when Frank Solich was fired is putting some kinks into Nebraska's recruiting efforts.

"With the coaching change, I don't know what's going on. I'm hesitant to make a decision until I know what's going on there. It's got to be someone good if they fired Coach Solich."

Gunn has had it down to the Big 12 schools most of the year, but UCLA has stayed in it throughout.

Last week, UCLA linebacker coach Brian Schneider visited the Gunn household for his in-home visit. "It went really well. Coach Schneider talked a lot about the program and the campus and made the campus sound really nice. I haven't been out there before, so I am looking forward to visiting there. I have that trip scheduled for January 9-11. Coach (Eric) Bieniemy was recruiting me when he was at Colorado so I know him too."

With the Huskers in a state of transition, Gunn isn't feeling any pressure to stay at home, and his parents are letting him make the decision. "I need to see all my options and make sure the decision I make is the best thing for me," said Gunn.

Gunn has a 3.4 GPA and is fully qualified.


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