Three Recruits on Campus
While the majority of the 2013 class has still yet to sign letters of intent, Nebraska fans can begin to "count their chickens" with three players that have arrived on campus. They are Canadian offensive tackle David Knevel, New Jersey safety D.J. Singleton, and Ohio linebacker Courtney Love. All three players were rated as four-star prospects by at least one of the major recruiting sites.
Their early arrival will allow them to participate in winter conditioning and spring ball. You'd still anticipate a redshirt for Knevel to add weight and strength and also gain mastery of the tackle position. With four seniors departing from the two-deep at safety, Singleton may be called on as a true freshman. Depending upon what Sean Fisher decides, Nebraska may need to replace five linebackers from the two-deep. Love will find a fair amount of competition though. Both Singleton and Love would seem like candidates to contribute on special teams as well.
All three of these recruits were sought after by top programs. In that sense, it's good to get the hay in the barn where they're concerned. Three down, 22 to go (with 16 committed). With just over a month remaining before signing day, much of the work still lies ahead. Stay tuned.