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Lazard feels the love at Nebraska

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Urbandale, Iowa 2014 wide receiver Allen Lazard is generating a lot of attention for his play this fall, but Nebraska was one of three schools to offer him before his junior season. On Saturday, Lazard visited the Cornhuskers for their home showdown with Wisconsin.
"This was my first [Nebraska] game and it was fantastic," Lazard said. "The fans were crazy and I really enjoyed the game."
Lazard had made an unofficial visit to Nebraska earlier in the process, but Saturday was his first game visit to Lincoln. His focus was on enjoying the game, but he also took a few notes on the Cornhuskers' offense.
"I think if I went there I would fit pretty well into the passing game," Lazard said. "I feel I would be able to help open the run game more with the threat on the outside. Obviously Martinez won't be there, but I hear the 2013 commit is a good quarterback."
The time the Nebraska coaches spent with Lazard before and after the game had the 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior feeling he was a priority for the Cornhuskers.
"They spent some good time with me," Lazard said. "Coach [Rich] Fisher is who I talked with the most. They just wanted to show me what they do on game days."
Lazard has also made home game visits with in-state programs Iowa and Iowa State this fall. He is looking at one more trip before taking a respite from game visits.
"I'm 80 percent sure I am going to Ohio State this weekend to watch them play Nebraska," Lazard said. "They have sent me quite a few letters here.
"After that, I think I am just going to take a few weeks off since I have been going to games every weekend. I'm going to sit back, relax and focus on football. Maybe, if I have time, I'll go to a Wisconsin game later in the fall."
Lazard's game visit to Nebraska followed a 28-25 Urbandale loss on Friday night. Lazard caught seven passes for over 80 yards in that contest.
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