Published Monday, June 17, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 7:35 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 47 Chongo Kondolo
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Meet No. 47:

Chongo Kondolo | 6-4 | 290 pounds | Junior | Offensive lineman

It became clear to offensive line coach John Garrison midway through spring practice that Nebraska needed to better develop its second-string offensive line. Good thing Kondolo was preparing to join the team this summer.

Click here to see previous entries in the Husker Camp Countdown series.

Kondolo is projected to jump into the mix at guard or center, and if he’s able to adjust to the scheme quickly enough this fall, he might even find himself in the rotation.

Right guard Spencer Long likely won’t leave the field and Cole Pensick is expected to be the starter at center, but rotating with (or overtaking) presumed starter Jake Cotton is not out of the question for the Fresno (Calif.) City College product. NU split snaps between Pensick and Seung Hoon Choi at left guard last year.

Yoshi Hardrick’s instant impact in 2010 proves that NU is willing to rely on a juco guy up front, though redshirting Kondolo could benefit the line in the future. It will depend on his showing in fall practice.

Previous entries:
>> Honorable mentions
>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller

About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: He welcomes feedback.