Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 AT 8:07 PM / Updated at 8:28 PM
Recruiting: Nebraska lands Randy Gregory
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

After a long drought in commitments, Nebraska picked up one of its biggest for the 2013 class: Arizona Western College defensive end Randy Gregory. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Gregory visited NU with his dad for the Michigan game, decommitted from Purdue earlier this week, and made his commitment official to the Huskers Thursday night.

“It was perfect,” Gregory said. “It’s the best situation for me.”

Good enough that recent offers from Oklahoma, West Virginia and Missouri won’t change his mind.

“I don’t think anybody else can top Nebraska,” he said.

The Huskers offered Gregory just three weeks ago, and it was a quick courtship. NU defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski, Gregory said, showed the prospect how he’d fit into Nebraska’s defense.

“They want to stand me up a little bit,” Gregory said. “They’re usually in 4-3, but they’ll go 3-4 a little bit and let me cover.”

Because Gregory broke the fibula in his left leg, he’ll have three years of eligibility remaining.

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