Maybe you’ve heard: Nebraska’s on the hunt for defensive ends in that 2012 recruiting class.
Two more targets — both from out West — are rolling into town for the Huskers’ game vs. Iowa. Huskers Illustrated — a recruiting partner with The World-Herald — has done a terrific job of tracking the goods on both.
NU’s looking at three different positions for this late-bloomer — tight end, defensive end and maybe even linebacker. Iese has 522 receiving yards and 50 tackles this year, and is intrigued by the Huskers’ ability to put defensive players in the NFL.
“They had been one of the schools I had been waiting on to offer for awhile, when they offered I was really excited,” Iese told Huskers Illustrated. “I automatically saved a spot for them to take a visit.”
Iese’s coach, Josh Crabtree, said his player “doesn’t have an ounce of fat on him” and has room to grow.
“I jokingly tell people he’s a genetics lottery ticket winner and everybody can see it,” Crabtree said.
Iese’s top five is Nevada, NU, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington.
He’s part of the potential “Peat Pipeline” started when Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini landed Todd Peat, Jr. last year. Moss is a cousin of Todd and Andrus Peat, the nation’s top offensive tackle recruit. Ron Brown is handling the recruiting of Moss, whose initial love was basketball.
“I can tell he’s a strong Christian,” Moss said. “That’s another thing that eases my mind about going to Nebraska.”
Moss has a strong offer list — Arizona, Arizona State, Purdue, Stanford, Washington and Washington State — so plucking him from the area won’t be easy. It wasn’t for Peat, either, though.
“It’s definitely a long way away,” Moss said. “But I talked with my parents about it, and they would be alright with me going that far away knowing that I have family there.”
If the Sun Devils were to lose three top prospects in their backyard to Nebraska — it’d be some coup for the Huskers.