Published Saturday, February 1, 2014 AT 8:10 PM / Updated at 9:19 PM
Recruiting: 2015 RB Kendall Bussey commits to Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Another name on the board for the Huskers’ 2015 recruiting class: New Orleans Isidore Newman running back Kendall Bussey, who first confirmed to Husker Online he flipped from Tulane to the Huskers on Saturday night.

In a phone interview, Bussey told The World-Herald he liked the campus and the facilities. He also liked Nebraska’s pitch.

“They told me I’m the first running back on their board and the only running back they’re recruiting for the class of 2015,” the 5-foot-9, 195-pound Bussey said. Bussey added that Nebraska coaches compared his game to that of current Husker senior Ameer Abdullah.

Bussey had 974 yards and 18 touchdowns on 79 carries and caught 31 passes for 408 yards and eight touchdowns, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Prior to his commit, his dad, Kendall Bussey Sr., told The World-Herald that his son sat out 11 quarters — nearly three games — because Newman’s games were so lopsided. Newman’s the high school home of NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning.

More to come on Bussey. Earlier in the night, the Huskers scored their No. 1 2015 corner prospect in Eric Lee. NU also added Blake McClain, a 2014 commit, on Saturday.

See Bussey’s player card here.

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