Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013 AT 6:59 AM / Updated at 11:21 AM
Recruiting: Giant juco DT Abu Lamin looking hard at Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Look for NU again to be active on the junior college market for offensive and defensive linemen; the Huskers are now offering one of the nation’s top plug-it-up defensive tackles, Abu Lamin, who plays at a familiar school to Husker fans: Fort Scott in Kansas. Well, “play” is, for now, an inexact word: Lamin essentially redshirted last year. His JUCO highlights are from practice. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound frame does the talking.

By text, Lamin said he plans on visiting Nebraska for Big Red Weekend and was in the process of arranging transportation. The Fayetteville, N.C., native Sunday told Palmetto Sports that South Carolina was firmly in the mix.

“South Carolina, that’s the closest to the crib,” Lamin said. “My mom could come see me play.”

Arkansas, Auburn and Arizona State are contenders; don’t be shocked if USC jumps in, the way Lane Kiffin massages scholarships. Nebraska’s old contact at Fort Scott, Jeff Sims, is now Carl Pelini’s recruiting coordinator at Florida Atlantic.

On the offensive line, you’ll recall Nebraska’s offered Garden City (Kan.) prospect Dontavius Blair and Long Island, N.Y., prospect Chad Mavety. Blair told over the weekend Nebraska is recruiting him “pretty hard.” Alabama’s all over Mavety, who also likes Miami and Ohio State. According to, ‘Bama could offer Blair, too.

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