The scoreboard didn't read what Nebraska fans wanted it to say on Saturday, but overall it might not be such a bad weekend after all. That’s because the state of Nebraska’s No. 1 recruit, Cortney Grixby, came away with very high marks about his official visit to Lincoln.
“I would give it a 10 or even higher if I could,” Grixby, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound cornerback, said. “I know things didn’t go as well on the field as they should have, but I really had a great time. Titus (Brothers) was my host and we had a great time just hanging out and doing the typical things that you do with guys on a team.”
Grixby pointed out that what really impressed him the most were the younger players that were making a solid contribution for the Huskers.
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“They had a lot of freshmen and sophomores playing in their two deep and making a lot of big plays,” Grixby said. “That’s something that shows me that this team is going to be really good in a few years. They have some great players to build the future around.”
Grixby said at this point that he’s likely going to take other official visits. He’s still trying to work out dates with UCLA, Notre Dame and Kansas State. He’s already visited Iowa and has offers from all of the teams on his list.
“If I decide to take the visits, I’ll probably take all five,” he said. “But if I don’t, I could see myself committing sooner than I thought. We’ll just have to see how things work out.”
Grixby is ranked as the nation’s No. 70 player overall, the No. 5 cornerback and the No. 22 player in the Midlands Region.
Asked what recruits there at Nebraska this weekend impressed him the most, Grixby pointed out that Florida athlete Sirdarean Adams and junior college offensive linemen Taitusi Lutui were “beasts.”