Late Sunday night, sophmore running back, Aaron Green was given permission to transfer to attend a different school, and be released out of his scholarship at Nebraska.
In the 2013 recruing class, running back was not a need, but the Huskers may have recruited 1 to maybe two running backs. With the departure of Green running back becomes a neccesity for this class. In the fall of 2012 Nebraksa will have 3 running backs on scholarship. one of which, Rex Burkhead, will be graduating and heading to the NFL . Sophomore to be, Ameer Abdullah, and in coming freshman Imani Cross are the other two backs. Nebraska added a very talented walk-on in the 2012 class, in Lee Summit, MO. running back King Frazier.
Lack of experience will be huge when Burkhead is gone. Yes, Abdullah has shown flashes of brilliance in the open space, and on kick returns. He has also shown that he can put the ball on the ground from time to time. We have not seen what Cross can do, all we know is he is a big back, and we hope he can run it between the tackles.
That brings us to the 2013 recruiting class. Nebraska has a scat-back in Abdullah, and a big bruiser in Cross, so what type of back do they look for?
The most likely of targets at running back was Ezekiel Elliott. He committed to Ohio State on Thursday night. The St. Louis running back had shown some interest in Nebraska, then committed to the Buckeyes during his visit this week.
FanSided 150 members, Justin Davis, and Ryan Green (no relation to Aaron) hold offers from Nebraska, but have not shown to much interest in the Huskers. Ryan Green did say that “All doors are open,” in his recruiting process.
At this point I think the most interesting running back to keep your eye on is David Williams. He is a 6-foot-0, 190 lb. back out Philadelphia, PA. Nebraska Linebacker coach, Ross Els is Williams recruiting coach, and he is a good one. He could very easily landed the talented tail back from the city of brotherly love.
I believe the Huskers will try to land bigger backs like, Cross and Williams from this point forward. With the torturous defenses of the Big 10, a bigger back will be needed.
By Jimmie Allen
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