Published Wednesday, July 31, 2013 AT 12:52 PM / Updated at 12:54 PM
Video: Matt Damon talks Nebraska visit
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

Actor Matt Damon made an appearance on ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” on Wednesday morning, and among the topics discussed was Damon’s recent visit to the University of Nebraska.

Earlier this month Damon accompanied his nephew, Ishmail Jackson, during a campus visit for new student enrollment. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Jackson intends to try out for the Huskers.

“He’s actually a football player, he’s going to try to walk on the team,” Damon said.

Jackson has previously said he will try out for coaches in early August and stay enrolled in school whether he makes the team or not. If he doesn’t make the team, he plans on trying out again next spring.

“He’s an outstanding athlete — that’s an unbelievable program,” Damon added. “Either way, we’re so proud. Going there, going to Lincoln, seeing that facility, it made me want to go back to college.”

Watch the interview below:

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