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Meet the players who plan to don Husker red in the coming years.

Community College

My school: Pima Community College (Tucson, Arizona).

This week: Pima finished the regular season with a 6-3 record, which marks three more wins than last year. They’ll play one more game against Kilgore College in the Heart of Texas Bowl on Dec. 1 in Waco, Texas. Fair began his college career at Indiana State but suffered an injury and went to Pima to restart his career.

Position: Defensive tackle.

Rankings: ranks Fair as a three-star prospect. He’s the No. 43-ranked junior college player in the country, according to Rivals.

Season highlight play: “One of the most exciting plays was the interception I had in the beginning of the year (in a 30-13 win against Glendale Community College). I don’t think I ever had an interception in my career until that game. One of my linebackers went back there and hit the quarterback when he was throwing the ball and I jumped up and grabbed it and took it for at least 10 yards. I was tired. I couldn’t run anymore.”

The college life

Projected position at NU: Defensive line.

How the Huskers found him: “I don’t even know how they found me. I just know I got a call from my head coach here and he said Nebraska wanted my transcript. Then he gave me a call back and said they were going to check out my highlight tape, and they were going to give me a call. I’m like, ‘OK, cool.’ Probably about 15-20 minutes later, my coach called me and was congratulating me and said, ‘I think they’re going to offer you right now.’ Then they gave me a call.”

Date committed: July 19, 2018.

If I wrote my recruiting profile

Height: 6-foot-3.

Weight: 340 pounds.

Mel Kiper would say: “An athlete. Can play anywhere on that defensive line. If you make me lose weight I could play at the linebacker position.”

Quick hits

On what excites him about coming to Nebraska: “Honestly, I’m most excited about being able to have that (NCAA) Division I training. That’s the most exciting part. I’ve never had that, so I want to see how my body transforms. After being able to work out with the team, I’ll be able to finally see my full potential."

— Brent C. Wagner


Sports reporter

Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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