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Redhot corner picks up offer No. 6

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Cornerback and wide receiver Osahon Irabor (5-11, 180, 4.5) from Upland, Calif., received his fifth offer Friday and it doesn't appear to be slowing down any.
Arizona was the first school to offer back in March. Since then in-state archrival Arizona State, Cal, Oregon and last Friday Wyoming, now the talented two-way prospect landed an offer from college football royalty as the Nebraska Cornhuskers are the latest team to offer Irabor a scholie.
"Wow, that's all I can say right now is wow," Irabor said. "I'm deeply honored on receiving an offer from Nebraska. There is so much rich tradition there its astonishing. I know the past week's Coach Carl Pelini has been talking with Coach Salter and Coach Esquivel about me.
"I was excited to see Coach Carl Pelini come out and observe our workout session during football P.E. last week at Upland," Irabor said. "He told me when he was there that more than 80,000 fans turned out for the spring game. I was blown away by that. But that also told me that the Nebraska fans are great loyal fans who stick by their team through the great times and the bad times.
"If I decided to choose to go to Nebraska playing in front of those types of crowds will be awesome and a dream come true for me. I have always liked playing in front of big crowds in big games since I was small.
"I called Coach Pelini Wednesday night about the offer and the defense philosophy of the new Nebraska staff. I was very excited to hear what he had to say and our conversation went great. He told me that I was one of the top corners that they were recruiting on their board so far. That is a great complement coming from him.
"I just started scratching the surface with recruiting and exploring my options so far," Irabor said. "But Nebraska's culture around the University and being that head coach Bo Pelini and Coach Carl Pelini have a great defensive backgrounds is a huge plus. Funny thing, one of my favorite colors is red."
Things are really beginning to heat up for Irabor who made first-team all-league cornerback his junior season after racking up 49 tackles and three interceptions from his cornerback position. As a receiver, he came down with 16 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns.
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