Wednesday's junior college mid-term signing day kicked off with a bang as four-star junior college linebacker/safety Larry Asante announced his decision just moments ago live on Rivals Radio.
Asante, who is 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, announced he was heading to Nebraska and will sign a national letter of intent with the Cornhuskers later this morning. Asante, the nation's No. 9 junior college player according to Rivals.com, picked the Huskers over a final group of Clemson and Kansas State.
"I got advice from my parents and they left the decision up to me," Asante said. "And I decided to go ahead and commit to Nebraska. I just felt deep down that it was the right school for me and the right place."
Husker assistant Shawn Watson was responsible for recruiting Asante to Nebraska and the Huskers have been near the top of the list since day one.
"Nebraska was one of the first teams that came after me, and that meant a lot to me," Asante said. "They expect me to be a great fit in their system and scheme. The coaches were also great, and I can't wait to get up there to Lincoln to be part of the spring drills and make a big impact.
"The coaches think I can be a guy that sees the field right away for them. I'm going to work hard to make sure that I live up to what the Blackshirt defense expects. I can't wait to carry on the tradition."
As a sophomore, Asante led Coffeyville in tackles with 76, 11 tackles for a loss, three blocked kicks and one interception.
Coffeyville assistant coach Rico Cherico calls Asante one of the best linebackers he's ever been around.
"To me, there isn't a better linebacker in the conference and maybe the nation," Cherico said. "He's one of the most impressive linebacker prospects we've ever had here, and Coffeyville has a great tradition for linebackers. Shoot, this kid is the real deal."