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Player: Kain Colter

Hometown: Englewood, CO

Position: QB/WR

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 185 lbs.

40 time: 4.6

Visit Date:

Scholarships: Air Force, Akron, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Northwestern, Stanford

Favorites: Arizona State, Nebraska, Northwestern, TCU

 

COMMITTED TO NORTHWESTERN

 

Rivals: :star:star:star

Scout: :star:star:star

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Cherry Creek (Engelwood, Colo.) athlete Kain Colter gave a very early commitment to Stanford but recently backed off that commitment and is now looking at four schools.

 

Colter is a dual-threat quarterback who some schools like as a potential athlete down the road if quarterback doesn't work out. He definitely wants a shot at quarterback and isn't even looking at schools who won't give him that opportunity.

 

"Every school I'm looking at is saying quarterback right now," Colter said. "I already took official visits to Arizona State and Northwestern and I'm going to visit Nebraska for sure after the dead period, and I might take on to TCU as well.

 

"I haven't locked in dates yet with either school but it will be sometime in early January. There were a few other schools I was talking with but I'm only looking at schools that will give me a chance to play quarterback so that's why I like these four."

 

Colter gave high marks to both ASU and Northwestern visits.

 

"ASU was first and that was a good trip," Colter said. "I have a lot of family from Arizona so I was real comfortable with the area. I liked the players and coaches a lot and the facilities they have are very impressive. I fit in well there and I could definitely see myself spending the next four or five years at ASU.

 

"With Northwestern, I think the program is headed in the right direction. Their education is top of the line and they have stuck with me this whole year, even while I was still committed to Stanford. Their coaches are really good people and I like Chicago and Evanston a lot, they're great cities."

 

As for what happened with Stanford, Colter said it was simply a case of not waiting to around any more to find out if he was cleared through admissions.

 

"I was getting a little frustrated," Colter said. "It was taking so long to find out if I was accepted in to the school or not and I knew the longer I waited, my options were going to decrease pretty quickly.

 

"So I had to make a decision to move on and look at these other schools. I didn't want to wait until close to signing day and then find out that I wasn't cleared. It's all for the best and I'm happy with my choices I have in front of me."

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I liked the explaination he gave as to why he decommitted. He did it the right way and for the right reasons.

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I liked the explaination he gave as to why he decommitted. He did it the right way and for the right reasons.

 

 

I agree. You certainly cannot fault the kid for making the choice he did.

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I liked the explaination he gave as to why he decommitted. He did it the right way and for the right reasons.

 

 

I agree. You certainly cannot fault the kid for making the choice he did.

 

 

Husker Bruin,

 

Any tape on this kid?

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I liked the explaination he gave as to why he decommitted. He did it the right way and for the right reasons.

 

 

I agree. You certainly cannot fault the kid for making the choice he did.

 

 

Husker Bruin,

 

Any tape on this kid?

 

 

Found this on youtube.

 

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schuhbdoo, looks like you answered your own question.

as well. There's also film of him on his Rivals page.

 

For what it's worth, I spoke with my brother this week who lives down the street from Cherry Creek HS in Denver. He said that Colter basically carried the team on his back to the title game last year, but that he's been hurt for a good portion of this year. As a fellow Husker fan, he was really excited to hear that NU is in the hunt for Colter. I can see why after looking at his film. I'm guessing the big knock on him during the recruiting process is his height. For some reason he looks smaller than 6-1 on his film.

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I just checked out the roster and I can now confirm that there is no one on the team named Abel, we don't want to have any problems (murders) between kids because that would divide the team....so yeah he's clear let's sign this kid up.

 

How hard are we recruiting him?

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I just checked out the roster and I can now confirm that there is no one on the team named Abel, we don't want to have any problems (murders) between kids because that would divide the team....so yeah he's clear let's sign this kid up.

 

How hard are we recruiting him?

 

I couldnt tell you exactly how hard. But he is an athlete that will start at QB much like Martinez if we get him N that is.

 

With that said he is the last hope of us getting a QB type prospect in this class.

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If we do get a QB in this class then, do we still have any shot of taking 2 in next year's?

 

By the time that group rolls in, Lee and LTW will be gone, and Green will be a Jr (or a RSo). Spano will be a Jr. We'd have two project guys, including Taylor who may not even stick at the position.

 

I almost think we'd be better off skipping one this class, and getting 2 next class. Or if not, if we pick up a potential project (* - not sure if Colter is or if he is a more natural passer), then pick up only Jamal Turner, that's downright scary for 2011. Nothing wrong with some athletes playing QBs, but we'd have nothing but 'athletes playing QBs.' Except maybe Spano?

 

I like the mobile QBs as much as anyone, but I want them to be good throwers, with running ability as a bonus, rather than decent-to-good runners that are wildly erratic passing. The dual/running part should be the added, not the primary dimension...they still are quarterback. So I'm very curious if anyone can give some insights on Colter's soundness in throwing technique...

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If we do get a QB in this class then, do we still have any shot of taking 2 in next year's?

 

By the time that group rolls in, Lee and LTW will be gone, and Green will be a Jr (or a RSo). Spano will be a Jr. We'd have two project guys, including Taylor who may not even stick at the position.

 

I almost think we'd be better off skipping one this class, and getting 2 next class. Or if not, if we pick up a potential project (* - not sure if Colter is or if he is a more natural passer), then pick up only Jamal Turner, that's downright scary for 2011. Nothing wrong with some athletes playing QBs, but we'd have nothing but 'athletes playing QBs.' Except maybe Spano?

 

I like the mobile QBs as much as anyone, but I want them to be good throwers, with running ability as a bonus, rather than decent-to-good runners that are wildly erratic passing. The dual/running part should be the added, not the primary dimension...they still are quarterback. So I'm very curious if anyone can give some insights on Colter's soundness in throwing technique...

Not sure on Coulter's throwing prowess, good numbers though. As for QB depth after next season you are right, it thins out a lot. Only Spano, Green, Martinez, and Walk On Kellog for sure. Spano should be a So. though, assuming he can get a Medical for this year. I think it is possible that Green could RS next season if Spano comes back full strength, allow him to develop 1 more year, so he could be a So. in 2011. Martinez will be a So. in 2011. I think even if NU picks up a QB in this class, getting 2 in the 2011 class is definitely a possibility regardless. Maybe like Big Willie said, get a stud athlete in Turner that you need to mold and also a pure passer type.

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Seems pretty dumb by Stanford if they really wanted the guy

 

 

 

If he was a Stanford recruit he must be legit. I don't think Harbaugh would offer him a scolly if he wasn't. Ex NFL QB, he must've seen some good things in this kid.

 

I don't think a QB is a make or break for this year. Jamaal T. sounds like a heavy lean for next year. If we don't have that many open scollies, I would rather see an impact 4 star DB come in or another WR.

 

Cooper???

 

Kenny Bell???

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Told Scout he talked with Wats about the offensive direction being what we did in the Holiday bowl and about setting up a visit. Slightly favors Northwestern right now.

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Latest from Husker Journal. Looks like Arizona State and Northwestern are high. This kid needs to visit...if he wants to play big time football then the visit should put him over the top for us. I think this one all goes down on how the visit goes. Says he has talked to Watson.

 

JANUARY 4 2010. MESSAGE BOARDS

KAIN COLTER, QB, 6-1, 190, ENGLEWOOD (CHERRY CREEK), COLORADO

 

Kain de-committed from Stanford and is looking around for another school. Kain already visited Arizona State and Northwestern. Nebraska has shown interest and TCU is up in the air right now.

 

Family Roots In Arizona

 

“All my family lives in Arizona. My dad and uncle played football at Mc Clintock high school so I have a bunch of family that lives in that area” Colter said

 

Education Concerns At ASU

 

“I met Coach Erickson he’s great. He wants me to play quarterback and that’s a huge deal. The only thing I’m a little skeptical about is the education part. They have an honors program (Barrett Honors College) there and they (ASU Coaches) want me to enroll in. That was a great deal.” Colter said

 

“It’s (Barrett Honors College) an honor program where a degree is worth a little more, a higher ranked program.” Colter added

 

High On Sun Devils

 

“I’m pretty highly recruited by Arizona State,” says Colter, “They need a quarterback and I want to play quarterback. Once I de-committed from Stanford some of the Arizona State coaches came out before break. They are definitely on me, I’m definitely thinking about going there.” Colter said

 

Positives At ASU

 

“The fan support is great. One thing that was big for me is being around some of the players when I was down there. My host was Matt Tucker he’s from Colorado and I’ve known him.” Colter said

 

Great Education At Northwestern

 

“There (Northwestern) education is second to none that kind of speaks for itself. Stepping out of there getting a job can make some good money. Northwestern takes care of their players, graduate and get hooked up with internship.” Colton said

 

“Coach Fitz is a great guy and I feel their program is in the right direction. They went to the Alamo Bowl and Outback Bowl. I like the Big 10 conference, Chicago is a great city.” Colter said

 

Play Early at NU

 

“I have a chance to play early at Northwestern. I know their quarterback right now has graduated and they only have two more in and that’s it. I know they (NU) have one signed and they are trying to bring in another QB.” Colter said

 

“On Top Of My Board”

 

“Northwestern was one of the first schools to offer me. I know their offensive coordinator pretty well right now they (NU) are on top of my board, it’s going to be a tough decision a lot of factors will weigh in.” Colter said

 

“Northwestern runs the spread they ran it 75 times against Auburn. I fit that system really well it’s what we do in high school.” Colter said

 

Huge Regards For Huskers

 

“Nebraska program has so much tradition. Nebraska just played in the Big 12 Championship game they are definitely headed in the right direction.” says Colter. “My dad played football at Colorado he knows about Nebraska and has lots of respect for them. Nebraska has a great fan base they don’t have a NFL team out there. Just die hard Nebraska fans.”

 

“I’ve haven’t been able to make it out there (Nebraska). I’m going to make a trip out there in January hopefully, see how it goes. I know the College Football Convention is coming up and Nebraska don’t want trips coming up that weekend.” Colter said

 

Waiting For Visit Date

 

“Right now Nebraska can call me once a week and I talked to Coach Watson just before the bowl game. Coach Watson said he heard that I de-committed and once they get off the dead period he will contact me and set up a visit. I know I haven’t talked to Coach (Bo) Pelini because he has been traveling with Ndamukong Suh with awards ceremonies. So were waiting on him.” Colter said

 

“It sounds like to me that I have an offer but I haven’t received the papers yet, I don’t want to speak too soon. I think the offer is coming pretty soon I’m going to talk to Coach Watson if it’s coming soon.” Colter said

 

The Gabbert Factor Again

 

“Nebraska said they are recruiting two quarterbacks it’s me and some kid from Florida. That’s who they are pursuing right now.” Colter added

 

TCU Has Tailed Back A Little

 

“They (TCU) are playing in the Fiesta Bowl and headed in the right direction. Coach Fuente came out right before break he was talking about how they needed a quarterback and I fit in the spread offense.” Colter said

 

“I heard TCU just got a quarterback so I don’t know how that would influence me. I haven’t talked with him (Fuenete) so I don’t know how things are going with that program now.” Colter said

 

Stanford De-Commit Situation

 

“The admissions staff at Stanford was really hard," says Colter. “They kind of wanted to wait until after my first semester to official admit me into the school. I wouldn’t want that I’ll kind of be left out in the open. It was disappointing because I had to turn down other schools that were coming in.”

 

“Our first semester isn’t until the end of January. We take finals after winter break. By then signing date is a week or two away.” Colter said

 

“I’ve talked to Cal but they want me to play defensive back. I’ve sent my tape to Oregon I haven’t heard back from them it’s early yet.” Colter said

 

Play Early Or Not

 

“I have to decide how big playing early is important to me or maybe I might have to redshirt. I want to play quarterback but I’m not going to be dumb about it, I just want a shot if somehow I don’t fit into that (QB) position then I will play somewhere else.” Colter said

 

“Coaches recognized that I’m dynamic I can go under center, drop back or throw some shot gun. I can break the pocket and make plays with my feet and stand there and throw.” Colter said

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If we do get a QB in this class then, do we still have any shot of taking 2 in next year's?

 

By the time that group rolls in, Lee and LTW will be gone, and Green will be a Jr (or a RSo). Spano will be a Jr. We'd have two project guys, including Taylor who may not even stick at the position.

 

I almost think we'd be better off skipping one this class, and getting 2 next class. Or if not, if we pick up a potential project (* - not sure if Colter is or if he is a more natural passer), then pick up only Jamal Turner, that's downright scary for 2011. Nothing wrong with some athletes playing QBs, but we'd have nothing but 'athletes playing QBs.' Except maybe Spano?

 

I like the mobile QBs as much as anyone, but I want them to be good throwers, with running ability as a bonus, rather than decent-to-good runners that are wildly erratic passing. The dual/running part should be the added, not the primary dimension...they still are quarterback. So I'm very curious if anyone can give some insights on Colter's soundness in throwing technique...

Thank you for posting that, I agree 100%. The two most important things about being quarterback are decision making & accuracy. I'd take an accurate passer who is a solid decision maker but has very little mobility any day over a mobile quarterback who is a mediocre to dangerous (to his own team) passer. If we need some1 to run the football, thats what the running back is for.

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Just got word that Kain Colter is hosting Shawn Watson this Thursday for his official in-home visit.

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Just got word that Kain Colter is hosting Shawn Watson this Thursday for his official in-home visit.

 

Then I guess we must be serious about him! I can't imagine sending Wats for an in-home without a scholarship offer. It will be interesting to see how this plays out considering Colter's preference for an academically prestigious school (no offense, UNL alums).

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Just got word that Kain Colter is hosting Shawn Watson this Thursday for his official in-home visit.

 

Then I guess we must be serious about him! I can't imagine sending Wats for an in-home without a scholarship offer. It will be interesting to see how this plays out considering Colter's preference for an academically prestigious school (no offense, UNL alums).

 

 

does this mean kain is our #1 choice right now......

 

sounds like it

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Has Carnes been talking visit too? It sounded from the earlier Colter interview like Carnes was possibly the #1.

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Has Carnes been talking visit too? It sounded from the earlier Colter interview like Carnes was possibly the #1.

 

 

Carnes is a soft commit for USF. Colter is a decommit from Stanford.

 

If Watts is going to Colter for an in home, expect a commitment from Colter by Thurs afternoon.

 

If Carnes was all that in terms of NU, he would've never committed to USF. Sorry, truth hurts.

 

I think Colter is ours by Thurs afternoon. Cooper/OWA and this class is done. Wrap it up with a bow on it and put this class under the tree, it is a done deal!!!

 

I have no inside info but Bo knows recruiting.

 

I think he is ready for spring ball with our class as it sits now or by Friday afternoon.

 

As Jim Rome says, "good night now".

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Has Carnes been talking visit too? It sounded from the earlier Colter interview like Carnes was possibly the #1.

 

 

Carnes is a soft commit for USF. Colter is a decommit from Stanford.

 

If Watts is going to Colter for an in home, expect a commitment from Colter by Thurs afternoon.

 

If Carnes was all that in terms of NU, he would've never committed to USF. Sorry, truth hurts.

 

I think Colter is ours by Thurs afternoon. Cooper/OWA and this class is done. Wrap it up with a bow on it and put this class under the tree, it is a done deal!!!

 

I have no inside info but Bo knows recruiting.

 

I think he is ready for spring ball with our class as it sits now or by Friday afternoon.

 

As Jim Rome says, "good night now".

 

 

Carnes committed to USF back in late July when we had a commit from Gabbert.

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yep, and then there are reports that Carnes is a 'lock'...

 

It'll be fun to see what happens. Heck, I could live with either.

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yep, and then there are reports that Carnes is a 'lock'...

 

It'll be fun to see what happens. Heck, I could live with either.

OR BOTH!!! :clap

 

Has anyone mentioned the scholarship opening up from Josh Williams leaving?(I dont pretend to know how this works)

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yep, and then there are reports that Carnes is a 'lock'...

 

It'll be fun to see what happens. Heck, I could live with either.

OR BOTH!!! :clap

 

Has anyone mentioned the scholarship opening up from Josh Williams leaving?(I dont pretend to know how this works)

 

 

Josh Williams is staying.....Chris Williams has left. Big William hangs around here. :)

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yep, and then there are reports that Carnes is a 'lock'...

 

It'll be fun to see what happens. Heck, I could live with either.

OR BOTH!!! :clap

 

Has anyone mentioned the scholarship opening up from Josh Williams leaving?(I dont pretend to know how this works)

 

 

Josh Williams is staying.....Chris Williams has left. Big William hangs around here. :)

O!!! my bad.

 

That is good cause i Like Josh a lot. I have had 3 classes with him. He actually shows up. pays attention and doesnt sleep. He takes full advantage of his scholarship unlike some other players i have had classes with.

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yep, and then there are reports that Carnes is a 'lock'...

 

It'll be fun to see what happens. Heck, I could live with either.

 

Who is reporting that Carnes is a lock? Are they really reports or just message board chatter?

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It will be interesting to see what happens on Friday. Carnes is reportedly all but N now, but I don't think his official is until the 15th? Can anyone confirm? Anyway, I wonder if the coaches play this like the Gabbert/Robinson situation earlier in the year?

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Bo knows recruiting.

 

:yeah

 

I have told a bunch of people on this board to never underestimate the coaching staff. Bo Pelini knows exactly what he is doing. This isnt his first time around the block.

 

How would you like to end the recruiting year getting Cooper, Carnes, and Owa??

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Bo knows recruiting.

 

:yeah

 

I have told a bunch of people on this board to never underestimate the coaching staff. Bo Pelini knows exactly what he is doing. This isnt his first time around the block.

 

How would you like to end the recruiting year getting Cooper, Carnes, and Owa??

 

Where is a Kozmo Kramer quote when you need one? GIDDY UP!!!

 

If Bo pulls that off, I would say that would be amazing.

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Bo knows recruiting.

 

:yeah

 

I have told a bunch of people on this board to never underestimate the coaching staff. Bo Pelini knows exactly what he is doing. This isnt his first time around the block.

 

How would you like to end the recruiting year getting Cooper, Carnes, and Owa??

 

Where is a Kozmo Kramer quote when you need one? GIDDY UP!!!

 

If Bo pulls that off, I would say that would be amazing.

 

The funny thing is that they are all possibilities. Wouldnt be surprized at all if we got all three. Excited, but not surprized.

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How would you like to end the recruiting year getting Cooper, Carnes, and Owa??

 

after reading that line.

 

Well played. haha

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Soooooo, does that mean that Watson would take him now or wait on Carnes?

 

People are putting the cart before the horse with Carnes. The kid hasnt even visited yet. But to answer your question I bet that the staff tells Colter to wait it out a bit.

 

Its getting late. If Carnes is a "lock" like people are saying he is then why would we even visit this kid. Im not sold on Carnes being a "lock."

 

Its all a numbers game right now. We have been through it countless times on this board. The coaches told Simek we have 3 spots left. I dont know if that is 3 spots plus the one that we saved for Cooper or not. If that be the case then we have two spots left after Kenny committed. Carnes, Simek, Colter. Owa is a given. If he says he wants N we will take an extra.

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Soooooo, does that mean that Watson would take him now or wait on Carnes?

 

People are putting the cart before the horse with Carnes. The kid hasnt even visited yet. But to answer your question I bet that the staff tells Colter to wait it out a bit.

 

Its getting late. If Carnes is a "lock" like people are saying he is then why would we even visit this kid. Im not sold on Carnes being a "lock."

 

Its all a numbers game right now. We have been through it countless times on this board. The coaches told Simek we have 3 spots left. I dont know if that is 3 spots plus the one that we saved for Cooper or not. If that be the case then we have two spots left after Kenny committed. Carnes, Simek, Colter. Owa is a given. If he says he wants N we will take an extra.

 

FWIW, someone from HI said they were on a flight with Watson this morning going from Tampa to Denver. This might mean that Watson visited Carnes yesterday.

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Soooooo, does that mean that Watson would take him now or wait on Carnes?

 

People are putting the cart before the horse with Carnes. The kid hasnt even visited yet. But to answer your question I bet that the staff tells Colter to wait it out a bit.

 

Its getting late. If Carnes is a "lock" like people are saying he is then why would we even visit this kid. Im not sold on Carnes being a "lock."

 

Its all a numbers game right now. We have been through it countless times on this board. The coaches told Simek we have 3 spots left. I dont know if that is 3 spots plus the one that we saved for Cooper or not. If that be the case then we have two spots left after Kenny committed. Carnes, Simek, Colter. Owa is a given. If he says he wants N we will take an extra.

 

:yeah It's quite possible one of them won't pan out at QB; so I think you can take both IF there's room.

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How would you like to end the recruiting year getting Cooper, Carnes, and Owa??

 

after reading that line.

:laughpound:laughpound

 

O that was great.. i was wondering where you were going with that...

 

Huskerbruin is one funny guy.

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HI update on Colter's visit with Watson today.

 

Watson told him that they're looking at 3 different QB's and will only offer 1 scholly.

 

It'll be between Carnes, Colter and another QB, but they didn't say who.

 

Colter has offers from Northwestern and Arizona St. He's also fielding interest from TCU but no offer from them yet. He said if he had to pick a school today, it'd be Northwestern.

 

If Nebraska and TCU come through with offers, he'll visit each campus at the end of January. He said he's "highly interested" in Nebraska.

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Only offer one scholly? That makes a little less sense than offering a couple of scholarships and accepting the first person willing to fill the spot. Interesting...

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HI update on Colter's visit with Watson today.

 

Watson told him that they're looking at 3 different QB's and will only offer 1 scholly.

 

It'll be between Carnes, Colter and another QB, but they didn't say who.

 

Colter has offers from Northwestern and Arizona St. He's also fielding interest from TCU but no offer from them yet. He said if he had to pick a school today, it'd be Northwestern.

 

If Nebraska and TCU come through with offers, he'll visit each campus at the end of January. He said he's "highly interested" in Nebraska.

 

 

I say the pecking order at QB is:

 

Carnes

Colter

Fajardo

 

Will probably take a week or two to play out. If Carnes commits on his visit or decommits and recommits I think the scolly is his, if Colter was number one then they would've offered tonight.

 

 

Just a guess.

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