Nebraska is showing serious initiative in landing a recruit. Today, Huskers staff tweeted a photo of a stack of 100 postcards, each with a reason to become a Cornhusker, addressed to an unnamed recruit who attended the Nebraska Spring Game, from Oklahoma.
The top card states, “Nebraska has 35 players that played in the NFL for 10 years or longer. One of those guys is your D-line coach, coach Parrella. To be the best, you have to be taught by the best.”
According to the Omaha World Herald, these cards are destined for Isaiah Johnson. A junior college defensive tackle.
💯 reasons to be a #Husker.
— Todd McShane (@TheToddMcShane) April 21, 2016
Johnson is listed at 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, and also holds offers from Mississippi State, Houston, West Virginia, and others.
The Nebraska football program is undergoing maintenance years with the recent change in coaching to Mike Riley. The Huskers finished the 2015-16 season 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the Big Ten, including a major upset when they took down undefeated Michigan State, late in the regular season.
Nebraska has a reputation for being passionate and hardworking and clearly that doesn’t stop at recruiting.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports