Over the past couple of seasons Husker Nation has come to know CB Prince Amukamara as the Husker's defensive lockdown corner. What many people do not know is that Prince was better known as a running back in his high school days at Apollo high school in Glendale, Arizona. In his senior year Prince was a triple threat player as a receiver, running back, and as a defensive back. He rushed for over 2,100 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior and also recorded over 95 tackles with 2 interceptions.
When Prince arrived on campus he primarily saw the field as a special teams player. His freshman year he recorded 4 tackles with 2 of those tackles coming against Kansas State.
In Princes break out year he played in all 13 games and started against Western Michigan, New Mexico State, and Virginia Tech. He recorded 34 tackles with 21 being solo. He also added 3 pass break ups and 2 forced fumbles.
In his 3rd year at Nebraska Prince Amukamara solidified himself as one of the best defensive backs in college football. He recorded 5 interceptions which was second on the team to senior safety Matt O'Hanlon. He also had a team high 11 pass break ups.
Prince is listed by many as the top defensive back in the 2011 draft class. He has good size at 6'1 205 but his biggest knock may be his lack of recovery speed with an estimated 40 time of 4.49 seconds. Even with his lack of blazing speed most believe he will be a solid first round draft pick. He has even appeared as 3rd on Scouts Inc. player rankings.