D.J. Jones was on hand this weekend for the Pitt game. This was his second unofficial and had a chance to hang out and walk out of the tunnel with a couple of his future teammates.
"It was real nice. Real nice," Jones said. "This was my second unofficial. I was there with Ricky Henry and Josh Freeman. We walked out of the tunnel together and were together the whole game."
Jones is getting to walk out of the tunnel regularly, so will that be "old-hat" by the time he gets to Lincoln and do it as a player? "Oh no. When I walk out there and all of the fans and stuff; I am shocked every time I do it. It happens every time."
On Friday night, Jones and Henry had a chance to come out on the same field and meet not as future teammates, but as foes. Jones spoke positively about his efforts although Central lost the game. "It went real good for me. I had a lot of people tell me that was my best game. I was playing really physical and concentrating on my technique. I think that I played very well."
"I went against him several times when he was on defense, but it wasn't like every play. I went against him a lot. He played well against our time. We had some other guys on our team not let him get to them and they stepped up too and contained him. Harland Gunn and Ricky went up against him a lot."
Harland Gunn is a name that Husker fans should start getting familiar with. He is a 6-foot-3 and 320 pound lineman at Omaha (Nebr.) Central and is only a junior. He is already getting attention from Nebraska and was on-hand this weekend for the Pitt game.
"Harland was there this weekend at the Nebraska game too. He was there for an unofficial. I think in college he would be good at offense or defensive line. I think that Nebraska said they like him as a center, but he reminds me a lot of Le Kevin Smith and how he comes off the ball."
Nebraska recruits are becoming famous for turning into big recruiters after they commit. Jones said that he was able to meet with the two official visitors and they all hung out. "I met Perrish Cox and Adrian Clayborn. I met with all of the guys."
One thing that caught Jones off-guard on Saturday was being told that a current Husker was in the stands to see Henry play against Jones and to really get to see two future teammates.
"When I was at the Nebraska game on Saturday I spoke to Craig Roark and he said that I played a good game. He said that he was there with a couple of other guys. I didn't even know about it until he told me. He said that I played a good game."