More Decisions Made
Yesterday, we learned about a few more decisions by young people with regard to the their collegiate future and beyond. Tampa defensive end recruit Ernest Suttles chose Nebraska over Iowa State, Kentucky, and Missouri. Quarterback Bronson Marsh heading into his sophomore year has opted to transfer to the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Buck linebacker Sean Fisher has opted for medical school over a sixth year of football.
At 6'5", Suttles has the frame you look for at end. You'd imagine that he'd redshirt to add weight. He only played two years of high school football, so no doubt he'd benefit from the additional coaching that an extra year of development would provide. He's a self-described verbal leader. When done the right way, that could be invaluable down the road.
It sounds like NU's 2011 scout team player of the year will have an excellent chance to start at Nebraska-Kearney. That probably wasn't in the cards in Lincoln. Both Taylor Martinez and Ron Kellogg return at the top of the depth chart at quarterback. Four-star recruits Brion Carnes and Tommy Armstrong are also still on the roster. Armstrong will be coming off of his redshirt year as will walk-on Ryker Fyfe. Four-star prospect Johnny Stanton is also set to come aboard. Even with some graduations and maybe a transfer, that's a tough crowd to beat out for playing time. If Marsh wants to get on the field as a quarterback, Kearney is probably his best bet.
With the other two starting linebackers set to depart, it would have been nice for the Huskers to have Fisher back . At the same time, when you hear about Fisher's stellar academics and opportunities, you realize we all might be better off if the guy puts his mind to helping beat cancer or Alzheimer's rather than Big Ten tight ends.