The Huskers picked up another couple of recruit over the weekend. JUCO defensive end Joe Carter committed after playing last season at Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Carter became Nebraska's 17th commit. Carter's teammate, safety Daimion Stafford (commence with The Omen jokes), had already committed earlier in the process.
More good news came yesterday as Nebraska finally found a replacement for Alex Henery. Mauro Bondi of Boca Raton, Florida, became the 18th commit after visiting Lincoln this past weekend. That ought to get everyone feeling a little better, although fans seem to have forgotten Jason Dann, a walk-on kicker (most kickers are walk-ons) from the 2010 class who took a redshirt last weekend. Just keep in mind that it's not automatically Bondi's job, despite how exciting how it is to fall in love all over again.
We've already seen a bit of Bondi here at CN, but he's worth seeing again.
National Letter of Intent Signing Day is coming up fast - Wednesday of this week - and the Nebraska 2011 recruiting class looks pretty decent.
If you recall, last year's signing day suspense hero was Owamagbe Odighizuwa who eventually signed with the UCLA Bruins and saw playing time his freshman season, mostly due to the lack of Bruin playmakers and giant suck that is Rick Neuheisel's team. Fans all over the place tuned into the internet stream (including me, but really just to see what the fuss was about) to see him pick between Oregon State, Nebraska, and UCLA. What I learned is that rejection is disappointing no matter who it's from (sad face).
This year's signing day suspense hero might be Todd Peat, a defensive tackle from Tempe, Arizona, that visited Lincoln the past weekend. He's narrowed his list to Arizona State, Oregon State and Nebraska. Bo Pelini over Dennis Erickson and staying close to home? Anything can happen! Woohoooo!!!!! Where's that internet stream? Is it up already?