There may not be a better story in this year's class than Cruz Barrett. For Nebraska, it was a victory to pull Barrett out of Florida, but more than that, away from his childhood favorite of Florida State. His maturity goes beyond his years and could challenge for immediate playing time along the line. Here is Cruz Barrett, one on one.
February 10, 2006
One of the big pieces to the recruiting puzzle fell into place when Cruz Barrett decided to commit to Nebraska. The tackle position has become a well-known need position at Nebraska and Barrett wanted to take advantage. Up to that point, it was a clear picture for Barrett to end up in Lincoln, but then a couple of offers came in.
December 29, 2005
Florida State has been recruiting an offensive lineman from Daytona Beach (Fla.) Mainland all year long. However, the 6-foot-5 and 315 pound standout wasn't offered by his childhood favorite Florida State until the day he committed to Nebraska.
December 12, 2005
You don't have to ask too many people around Nebraska to know what the Husker football team needs right now. Well, it's a few things, but one of the most glaring needs involves ironically enough, one of the most storied traditions at NU. The "Pipeline", Nebraska's legendary run of offensive lines is, well, legendary. And it's safe to say that recent versions don't quite match up. There's yet another, the third for this class that plans to help change that. Cruz Barrett is on his way to Nebraska.
December 2, 2005
You can be told about the experience and yet never fully understand what the full impact will be until you actually experience it. That is exactly what happened to Cruz Barrett. Barrett was told ahead of time that if he made the trip to Nebraska for the official that nothing would be the same. He didn't know what that meant at first, but now he does.
November 15, 2005