football

Huskers pick up big one

One of Nebraska’s biggest needs for the Class of 2003 is on the offensive line. And the Huskers took a big step toward filling that need with a major commitment that just happened about 30 minutes ago.
“I made the call,” said three-star offensive lineman Brett Byford of Hartselle, Ala. “I spent a lot of time praying about it, but I just talked to coach Solich about 30 minutes ago and let him know that I’m committing to Nebraska.
“I’m a Husker now.”
Byford, who is 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, picked the Huskers over a host of suitors but in the end he picked NU over South Carolina. He also visited Clemson and Georgia Tech.
“I think it was just that I felt most comfortable there and I can be active in the FCA,” he said. “That’s really important to me, and when I was in Lincoln, I got to spend a lot of time with the players at church.”
Byford is ranked as the No. 18 offensive guard in the nation and the No. 21 player in Alabama.
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