This is just something I thought might be interesting. Personally I am really excited about this recruiting class, and wanted to see what others thought of theirs. This might be something that belongs in one of the recruiting threads, but I thought it deserved its own spot. EDIT: Don't know why it deleted my writeups on Burns and Harrison, but I put them back in. NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS 2012 RECRUITING CLASS Offense QB- Corey King #10 QB QB who I think will be perfect for the transition to a spread offense. Is only soft committed now, but I feel very confident in landing him. He has decent wheels and a good arm, but what sets him apart is his elusiveness. If he gets in a 1 on 1 situation, he should be able to shake the defender. He is penciled in as the starter for next season, but we'll see how he does in Spring practice. Nebraska should beat out Auburn and Oklahoma for his signature, but Iowa is closing fast promising immediate playing time and an option attack to showcase his running abilities. WR- Jerrell McDonald #10 WR WR who is expected to contribute from Day 1. He doesn't have outstanding speed, but he is a great route runner and uses his hands well to pluck the ball. As Nebraska transitions from their multiple scheme to a true spread he will be on the field quite a bit as a true freshman and should make a huge impact in his freshman season. North Carolina and Oklahoma missed out on McDonald. Brandon Smith #12 WR Another WR who is expected to step in and immediately bolster the WR corps the Husker trot out now. He is the #12 WR in the country meaning Nebraska signed 2 of the top 12 WR. He is faster and a better route runner than McDonald, but he doesn't catch nearly as well. A WR corps with Kenny Bell, Erick Fountain, McDonald and Smith should be a dangerous group to try to cover. He will be used as a deep threat next season, but should step into the starting lineup immediately. Coach Bulgy beat out Michigan and Penn State for Smiths's services. TE- Willie Ransom #6 TE The Huskers needed a TE this year and grabbed one of the best from the high school ranks. He comes in as an above average blocker in both the running and passing game. But he has the speed and hands to make an impact in the recieving game also. Depending on the depth chart he will take a redshirt and maybe a move to FB. Nebraska held off a late charging Michigan and Miami to sign Ransom. OL- Mark Keenan #6 LT Keenan was the 1st lineman to commit to Nebraska this year. Coach Bulgy is undecided on his position going forward. He is a big body (6'4" 316 lbs) and growing and has the skills to play inside or outside. He blocks well in both phases of offense, but he has great strength in the running game. He's what you would call a "Road Grader" on the line. Nebraska was able to beat out Boise State and Arkansas for Keenan. Akim Morris #6 RG Morris is the second commit on the O line for Nebraska and he looks to be a little better than Keenan. He is more polished than his counterpart in the running and passing game, but he lacks the prototypical size. Coach Bulgy wants to get a look at the 2 of them in spring training and see if they can swap for each other and slide Morris outside to tackle. Nebraska beat North Carolina and Penn State to secure Morris. Defense LB- Austin Harrison #6 OLB Harrison is the only LB committed to Nebraska at this point, but he is a good one. He isn't exceptionally fast, but he has enough speed to range sideline to sideline and make plays. He has good awareness, tackling, and block shedding skills which allow him to scrape and fill holes in the run game well. He may redshirt, but it will take some other LB stepping up to keep him off the field. Harrison looked at staying in state with the Texas Longhorns, and TCU Horned Frogs, but chose to get out of state instead. FS- Corey Burns #11 FS Burns is a diamond in the rough I am very excited about. He plays low level football in Texas so the jump in competition will take some time for him to acclimate to. He will be moving to SS and should cause opposing offensive coordinators many sleepless nights. He has exceptional speed and tackling skills most DB's don't have. He tackles just as well, if not better than most LB prospects. He also shows an ability to get off blocks and pursue the ball carrier. He is expected to blitz off the edge early in his career until the coaching staff can teach him some cover skills. Burns looked at taking his talents to South Beach or Austin before committing to Nebraska. SS- George Peterson #6 SS Peterson is a tall, rangy SS at 6'5, and figures to be perfect to cover TE in the B1G. He has good speed and cover skills for a player his height, and should knock a few balls down that otherwise would go for completions. He's a good tackler, though not as good as Burns. He is more of a "jack of all trades, master of none" that Nebraska needs at one of the SS positions. Boise and Miami wanted Peterson bad, but not as bad as Coach Bulgy. Kevin Arnold #7 SS The "Wonder Years" may soon be in store for Nebraska with Arnold making his plans known to head to Lincoln and become a Blackshirt. He's slow for a SS, but he makes up for it by never being caught out of position. He is very good in coverage, both man and zone, and also will make it very difficult for the slot manto get off the line if he's asked to jam. He plays in a 4-2-5 in HS and has shown a great ability to shed blockers. He is also a great tackler, very good in pursuit and will lay the lumber when he hits the ball carrier. It will be crowded at SS in the coming years, but Arnold figures to have an important role to play. Arnold met Bevo and Touchdown Jesus before comitting to Nebraska. ATH- Keith Rhodes #17 Athlete Rhodes is a speedy athlete whose skills translate well to CB in college. In high school he plays QB, WR, CB, SS, FS, and returns kicks. He figures to redshirt to get some time in the system and adjust to the college game. But he could mature into a lock down corner in the future. He is from Iron Mountain, MI and spurned both in-state schools to come to Nebraska. Projecting Out Nebraska has 10 players inked already, and stands to gain another from QB Cory King in the near future. There are 17 graduating Seniors on the roster so Coach Bulgy will have his work cut out for him during offseason recruiting this year. Assuming no players transfer or enter the NFL early that will leave 6 slots to fill. Nebraska has the top ranked user class this season and figures to make another jump in the rankings when the class is full, if for no other reason than volume. The players coming in are talented enough to get the Huskers into contention for a B1G title and a MNC in the future. But potential just means you haven't done shit yet. Coach Bulgy is very excited to add 2 great WR to an offense that has 2 true Freshmen RB over 1000 yards with double digit TD's this year. If they can step in and play up to their abilities the Husker offense may conjure images of the unstoppable force that used to play in Lincoln. Most of the offense will stay intact next year, but look for some more big uglies to get offers to lead the way for one of the best up and coming offenses in college football. Nebraska needed to add a few SS who could make plays in the run game and the passing game to shore up some deficincies. By adding, Arnold, Peterson and Burns they figure to have several players who can make plays on the defensive side of the ball. Most of the rest of the defense didn't need too much, but look for Nebraska to try and add some DL depth in the offseason.