Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said at Big Ten media days that his defensive line is healthy and ready to produce. That’ll likely mean one of six underclassmen — sophomores Chase Rome or Jay Guy; redshirt freshmen Todd Peat Jr. or Kevin Williams; and true freshmen Aaron Curry and Vincent Valentine — has to step up behind senior Baker Steinkuhler and junior Thad Randle.
It’s little surprise that Pelini’s staff, then, is hunting for junior college defensive tackle prospects.
The latest offer is, in fact, an old one: Quincy Russell, a 6-foot-3, 305-pounder who chose Texas over NU out of high school in 2011. He didn’t qualify academically, however, and he went to Trinity Valley Community College. He attended the 2010 Husker spring game and wants to return for an official visit this fall.
“That’s a school at Nebraska where you get all the focus,” Russell told Huskers Illustrated, a recruiting partner with the World-Herald. “The fans are behind you, the community is behind you and the atmosphere is great. They care a lot about the game and how a person plays.”