Mrs. Uglydog and I got married in June 2011 in Las Vegas. We did the entire honeymoon on our motorcycle, riding through every western state. We rode all the way through Arizona on Route 66. It was HOT, sandy and beautiful. We spent a couple days at the Grand Canyon, where my dearly beloved determined she was afraid of heights and never even looked over the side. I ride a Kawasaki Concours for my 2-up bike (built in good old Lincoln NE-GBR!) which was deemed humorous by the Tokyo H.O.G. chapter that stopped at the same gas station we did.
Nearly as memorable and exciting as a 3 week, 7000 mile honeymoon motorcycle trip including the Arizona desert, is THIS news from the Arizona desert!
Javin Wright, son of Husker blackshirt Toby Wright, has committed to the Cornhuskers! Wright, a 6-3 196lb defensive back, had a top group of Arizona State, Washington, UCLA and Nebraska. He set up official visits to UCLA and Washington as well as Nebraska, but the legacy factor, as well as his fit with the Chinander defense, tipped the scales in Nebraska’s favor.
I have to be honest with you, his film did not overwhelm me. There are many upsides. His height makes him very good at breaking up the contested balls. Being the son of an NFL player, he has the football smarts and awareness to be in the right place at the right time. He’s also a good tackler. But his 4.87 40 speed is a serious flaw that is difficult to overcome by development. There are plays he took great angles on to make good tackles, but because of his lack of speed he had to play soft and allowed receptions I wanted him to challenge. We’ve all seen enough of how effective soft pass coverage is, right? I hate to be pessimistic in these articles, but this is a reach in my mind. We will see how the staff develops a player here.
-edit- In a different highlight video, he lists a 4.59 40 achieved at The Opening camp, which is much better. He just looks slow. Maybe I’m not doing him justice here. Also, in interviews, he has said the coaches are talking about moving him down to a hybrid pass rusher/coverage outside linebacker because of his frame, which sounds like a much better fit for his abilities. Watch and tell me what you think.
Javin’s commitment is the 20th in the 2019 class. The ranks remains at 22 overall, 4th in the B1G. Welcome to the Husker family, Javin! GBR!