A last-minute decision to spend one last Thanksgiving with family precluded three-star defensive tackle Vincent Valentine from making his official visit to Nebraska for the Iowa game.
So NU recruiting coordinator John Papuchis — charged with spearheading the effort to land a difference-making class in 2012 — made his first in-home visit Monday to the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder.
“It was crazy, especially when he told me it was the first day that they could go out,” Valentine told Huskers Illustrated, a recruiting partner with The World-Herald. “He chose to come to my house first so I was really excited about that. I already liked Nebraska in the first place so that was great.”
Valentine still plans to decide in January. He’s down to Nebraska, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee.
“Nebraska is on the top of list right now,” he said.
Read more about Valentine’s rescheduled visit and what he likes about NU here.