BOULDER, Colo.- A recent scholarship offer has brought a new team into the mix for Nebraska offensive line commit Bryce Givens of Denver Mullen.
The talented trenchman talked about the latest in his recruitment in an exclusive interview with Rivals.com following the Boulder NIKE Camp Saturday afternoon on the campus of the University of Colorado.
Texas offered Givens a scholarship earlier this week.
"Coach Bobby Kennedy and coach Mac McWhorter came by the school to see (Longhorns safety commit and Givens' teammate) Nolan Brewster and that's when they told my coach that I got the offer," Givens said. "Back when I was committing, Texas had not yet offered me. They told me that they had filled their class early and that they were full at my position. Since Texas was the only other school I was considering (than Nebraska), then I went ahead and committed."
So what changed?
"(Texas) told me that some spots had opened up because they had lost two guys at my position."
Givens' relationship with Brewster, along with his earlier interest in the Horns, has Texas in the running, but his commitment to Nebraska remains strong.
"I'm going to take a visit (to Texas)," Givens said. "I can't really say anything about what I may do. Who knows? As of right now, I am awfully committed to Nebraska, though."
Givens, who reiterated to other reporters at the event that he was firm to Nebraska and that Texas would have to impress him seriously to change his mind did not have a date for an official or unofficial visit to Austin scheduled.
While they rarely go out-of-state to sign prospects, Colorado has been one place Texas has cherry picked in recent years. Along with Brewster, Texas signed defensive lineman Lamarr Houston out of the state in the Class of 2006 and Michael Houston out of Denver Montbello in the Class of 2005.
Givens currently is part of one of the top offensive line classes in the country, along with five-star tackle Baker Steinkuhler, Rivals100 offensive guard Trevor Robinson and potential four-star guard prospect Dan Hoch.
Givens dominated the Boulder NIKE Camp, earning Most Valuable Player honors at offensive line. He engaged in several good battles with Minnesota defensive line prospect Willie Mobley.
"It was an excellent camp," Givens said. "I had no idea who (Mobley) was when I came in here. I mean I knew who he was, but didn't know what he looked like. I have a lot of respect for him after today. It just shows that I can go up against great players."