Nebraska got its big back for the 2012 recruiting class. I’m not sure what that means for other “big backs” on scholarship — guys like CJ Zimmerer and Mike Marrow — but 6-foot-1, 222-pound Imani Cross is aboard the train.
He committed Thursday night after Bo Pelini and Tim Beck, who were making in-home visits, dropped by. He picked NU over Kentucky after decommitting from Tennessee in December. Virginia and East Carolina were in the mix, too.
Big assist here to RB coach Ron Brown, who recruited Cross. The Gainesville (Ga.) North Hall High School product is considering a ministry career after football.
“(Our relationship) means a lot,” Cross told Huskers Illustrated. “He’s a great, great man. He works hard and has a great passion. He loves football. It means a lot, it really does. I look forward to playing for him and have him as my position coach.”
He’s commit No. 14. I’d expect, oh, 3-4 more.