The Lincoln Journal Star reported Wednesday (http://dld.bz/hX2V) that Arlington, Texas, QB recruit Jamal Turner embraces the competition he’ll face at Nebraska with fellow 2011, QB recruit Bubba Starling.
What’s more, Turner indicated that he’s excited about Nebraska’s move to the Big 10 despite some concern by fans and others that moving to the Big 10 could hurt NU’s recruiting efforts in Texas.
Turner told the Journal Star that the prospect of playing Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State every year will be enough to convince Texas kids to come to Nebraska.
Also, in other recruiting news (http://dld.bz/hX3b), Nebraska picked up a verbal committment from 6-9, 265-pound Zach Sterup from Hastings St. Cecilia High School in Hastings, Neb. Sterup is reportedly set to play offensive line for the Huskers.
I saw this kid play hoops in the district playoffs this past season, and for sure the guy has the potential to be a great player. In some ways he reminds you of Outland Trophy winner Zach Wiegert. Wiegert was 6-5, 300, and could run like an I back.
Sterup moves very well on the court and has the kind of feet to become a great offensive tackle at Nebraska.
Time will tell.