In a development that should shock absolutely no one, Lincoln Southeast tight end Sam Cotton verbally committed to the Huskers
after Barney menaced him with fireplace toolson Monday. The Huskers won out in months-long bitter recruiting war with Tulsa and The OTHER Ohio University for the 6'4" 240 lb. 3-star Rivals recruit. Alright, I made that up and am pretty sure he accepted before the question mark at the end of the offer appeared in the talk bubble over Bo's head.
It is unsure exactly what sold Sam on the NU program in the end. Maybe the presence of his father, two brothers, mother, Runza Hut, Pioneers Park and Omaha's newly unveiled Chef Boy-ar-dee statue were advantages that the other schools couldn't overcome in the end. He wasn't sure if Tulsa was in Oklahoma, Kansas or New Mexico, so they were out, and the lure of Frank Solich's offer to start immediately and watch Phil Bates run 236 keepers wasn't quite strong enough.
Nothing too exciting or quotable that I saw - Barney's happy to have him, his high school coach thinks he's aces and he's gonna work his butt off. I know bagging a little on in-state offers is one of our favorite sports, but I like his size and his speed, and if pedigree counts for anything, he will see a lot of the field before he's done. Barney Cotton - a toast to your DNA.