Commit No. 13 for Nebraska’s 2012 recruiting class was little surprise after Murietta (Calif.) offensive lineman Corey Whitaker took his weekend visit to NU.
“I was leaning toward Oregon and halfway through the visit I was thinking ‘Wow, Nebraska is steering me away from the dream school,’” he told Huskers Illustrated. “That’s when I started to know that the team I thought was my dream team, wouldn’t be the team for me.”
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Whitaker got two stars and a 74 rating from 247 Sports, but he figures he “slipped through the cracks” of a lot of recruiting services. His highlight film would seem to suggest the same. But the Huskers offered Whitaker as soon as he got on campus and they could size him up.
“There’s a lot of great opportunities for offensive lineman at Nebraska,” he said. “I just felt like when I got there the coaches were great to me. I went in there not knowing if I’d get a scholarship, but they quickly offered. They told me I could be a guy that could help make Nebraska a better team. I just loved the school, facilities and everyone there was pretty great.”
Whitaker is the second offensive lineman to commit.