Camden (N.J.) Woodrow Wilson three-star offensive tackle Nyere Aumaitre took a visit to Nebraska over the weekend and was in awe of the experience. Although no pledge was made, it is going to take a lot to make him spend his next four years elsewhere.
“I enjoyed myself a lot,” he said. “On a scale of one to ten, I would give it a ten.” He was hosted by freshman right guard Greg Austin, which was a good move on the Huskers’ part.
“I met him, and we got along,” Nyere explained. “We have similar personalities, and my mom liked him, and spoke highly of him. If anybody asks I will speak highly of him. I like how he spoke straight.”
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So what will it take to bump Nebraska from the top slot?
“They just have to beat Nebraska’s social life and staff,” he said with a laugh. “It was everything I was looking for, but I didn’t want to commit, because I don’t have any comparison.
“I really want to look at Iowa (Dec. 12) before I verbal. I want to go to Iowa because it is the same situation. Iowa doesn’t have a pro team, so I want to see how the people react. It is the same level.
“I mean one million or so people in the state, and 80,000 fans, they (Nebraska) have been sold out since 1962 . That is amazing.”
In addition to trips to Nebraska and Iowa, he may also go to Pitt and/or UVA. He said he has the weekends of Dec. 5 and Dec. 19 open, but hasn’t decided whether to fill them or not. NC State and Tennessee are also options. He has already taken unofficial visits to West Virginia, Rutgers, UNC, and Maryland.
Aumaitre currently boasts offers from North Carolina, Nebraska, NC State, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Tulane, Rutgers, Pitt, Iowa, and Tennessee.
As a junior, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound athlete was named all-conference and Group III all-state, after recording 35 pancake blocks, and he did not allow a quarterback sack. He runs the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds.