Picks up first offer

Nebraska the first team to offer

It's always a big deal to reel in your first offer. However, this first offer wasn't just from anyone, it was from Nebraska. The Husker had been in touch with this running back a lot lately, but getting that offer was really a surprise. Nebraska has demonstrated to this running back their need and their want of him to get him up to Lincoln. Who is this running back?

Slowly, more and more offers are making their way out from Nebraska. Today, an offer landed in the lap of a player that had yet to receive an offer.

The Huskers were first to offer Waymon James, a 5-foot-8 and 203-pound running back from Sherman (Texas) with 4.4/40 speed. James has torn up his district the past two years.

"My sophomore year I had 161 rushing attempts for 1,295 yards and 14 touchdowns," James said. "As a junior I had 131 carries for 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns. I was voted the district MVP the past two years."

Sherman runs a spread, and James does have some receiving stats but wasn't sure what they were, but what the spread does do for James is open things up underneath for him to break loose.

"I am a good inside runner. I can find the holes, bounce it outside and then come back in. I run down hill all the time."

To this point, James had been receiving the most interest from Tulsa and TCU. The Huskers had been sending him a lot of mail, but nothing really added up to getting that offer.

"I picked it up today. I was on my way to the locker room and it was in my locker. It said that they were interested and that they were offering. They told me keep excelling in the classroom, keep my head up and keep doing my work."

The first offer is always special. This offer though came from Nebraska and that adds some value to it considering the tradition that Nebraska brings to the table.

"It made me feel like they really wanted me to come to their school. I know that they really want me."

James will be heading down to the Scout.com combine in Dallas and then will hit a Nike combine on April 26th. There are also some plans to hit some team camps.

Nebraska is now a team that James is considering taking a trip to see and camp at this summer. "Oh yeah. My coaches said that they were going to get me some information about Nebraska's camps."

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