Nebraska will host JUCO TE

Brandon Vandenburg

The search continues for a junior college tight end for Nebraska after missing on another, early signing tight end. The Huskers offered a second junior college tight end early in the month of December and have secured an official visit in January. The Huskers will be one of four schools that he will officially visit before signing day.

Brandon Vandenburg still has some time off to start off the New Year before having to go back to school. The 6-foot-6 and 275-pound tight end with 4.7/40 speed from Palm Desert (Calif.) College of the Desert will be off of school, but will have official visits to keep him busy on the weekend.

"I have a few weeks off still actually," Vandenburg said. "I am off from school until the 23rd this month which is nice. I will be taking a lot of official visits this month though and that will keep me busy."

Vandenburg has four official visits set to take starting the second weekend in January going all the way up to the weekend before signing day. Vandenburg has already taken one official visit last year in November.

"I am going to be visiting Nebraska on January 11th, Vanderbilt on January 18th, Arkansas on January 25th and Tennessee on February 1st. I have already taken on visit to Connecticut toward the end of November."

One of the concerns a team like Nebraska might have by hosting a player in January is not being able to see the game day atmosphere. Vandenburg isn't that interested in that aspect of a school, having played DI ball before, and he's focused more on the academic information and the opportunity to get to know the staff.

"I have been through the process before and I am not all that concerned about the atmosphere that I won't see on game day and I know how these visits work," Vandenburg said. "I am looking for more in-depth information.

"I really want to check out the school and look at the academics. I really want to take a look at information about the masters programs at the schools. I also want to sit down and really get to know the coaching staff while I am there."

Nebraska lost a graduate assistant to a full-time job since the Big Ten Conference Championship game which affected the recruiting and position coach contacting Vandenburg. Vandenburg has gotten to know his new recruiting coach from Nebraska due in large part to an in-home visit last month.

"Coach John Garrison has become my recruiting coach from Nebraska since Coach Marrow left Nebraska. I haven't had too many talks with him to be honest. I had a good in-home visit with Nebraska after Coach Marrow did leave."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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