Nebraska coach Bo Pelini got his first commit for the 2014 recruiting class delivered in person. Lincoln Southeast safety/tight end Luke Gifford attended practice on Monday, March 11, and told Pelini “I’m ready to be in.”
"Welcome to the family," Gifford said in an interview.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder received an offer the just six days earlier, sat on it and then pulled the trigger figuring that, no matter what schools pursued him, he was sticking with Nebraska.
“I just felt like there were no other schools that could pull me away,” Gifford said.
Gifford, a All-Nebraska second-team defense selection by The World-Herald, had offers from Toledo and Ohio.
He said Nebraska sees him at one of three positions: Linebacker; safety or tight end. NU wants him to gain weight for any of the three; Gifford’s goal is to weigh 210 pounds by the start of his senior season at Southeast.