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Newby returns from Nebraska

Terrell Newby, the second-best running back in California by Rivals.com, took his official visit to Nebraska last weekend and it was a memorable one.
The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade four-star prospect had a lot to eat, a lot to see and he likes the Huskers a lot upon his return home.
Other visits will be taken to Pac-12 schools but Nebraska definitely left an impression.
"Overall, it was a really great trip," Newby said. "They did a great job setting everything up. I had a great hotel, I had a lot of snacks and there was a nice letter welcoming me to Nebraska. I stayed full. The food never stopped over there. I was stuffed and the next thing you know I was eating again. They made sure of that.
"The biggest thing that stood out to me was the game-day experience and the fans. Some of the fans knew who I was so it was really cool.
"I really could acclimate myself to living there. It wasn't bad at all. It felt better than it did here actually. Football-wise it takes a lot of responsibility. It takes a lot of character to play there. I really understood that."
Nebraska wants Newby, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect who's rated No. 16 at running back and No. 231 in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, but the coaching staff and those close to the program were not pushing a commitment.
The four-star appreciated the approach.
"I don't think they were really pushy at all," Newby said.
"That's one of the things I really liked. I was sitting with Tom Osborne and he didn't push a commitment at all. They're all great people and my parents feel really confident sending me to a school where I would be with great people."
The plan for official visits is still being figured out but Newby said he would like to visit Oregon, Arizona State and Cal. There are also some other schools like Boise State, Washington and UCLA that have stepped up interest recently.
"I haven't set any of those officially but I'm in the process of doing it," Newby said.
"Boise State is making a push and I've been talking to coach (Chris) Petersen a lot. UCLA is more active too. I will make it to a few games. I was going to go to the Oregon state game but I was at Nebraska but I'm looking forward to going to a few games."