Among the weekend visitors to Lincoln are a quarterback from Georgia that seems eager to name his school and a defensive end that was a week ago part of national champion Florida State's recruiting class.

Six football seasons have passed since Bo Pelini coached football in the state of Louisiana, but there’s a man in New Orleans who will tell you the Husker head coach’s success from back then still carries recruiting value today.

Defensive end Darius Slade, a prospect from Montclair High School in New Jersey, decommitted from the Huskers, pushing NU's number of pledges back to 19.

Byerson Cockrell, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound product of East Mississippi Community College confirmed his commitment via text to

Each week, the Journal Star takes a look at players who have committed to Nebraska and others who are being recruited by the Huskers.

Millard West defensive lineman Harrison Phillips also strongly considered Nebraska and Kansas State, saying Monday that Stanford's sterling academic reputation was crucial in his final decision.

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