Published Thursday, June 6, 2013 AT 2:06 PM / Updated at 3:07 PM
Recruiting: Huskers make the Top 7 for 5-star DT
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

It’s never a bad thing to make the short list of a five-star prospect. In Nebraska’s case, even better if it’s a defensive tackle.

According to Scout, Khairi Clark — rated a five-star by Scout and a high four-star elsewhere — has NU in his top seven. Click here for the other schools the Huskers are battling.

The 6-foot-3, 325-pounder is a wrecking ball for Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade High School. As with any top recruit NU pursues, the key is securing an official visit to Lincoln. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Huskers were allowed by the NCAA to schedule those during the summer? Recruiting coordinator Ross Els thinks so, and makes a compelling argument for it. I explore the topic in a recruiting column tomorrow. Look for it.

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