Originally published Feb. 8, 2007 in the Omaha World-Herald
Crick says: "Being a Nebraska kid, it's obviously been a dream of mine to be a Husker. This is a goal I've had for long time, and it's amazing that it's happening."
Did you know?
Crick is the first Nebraska-born player not from Omaha or Lincoln to ever be offered a scholarship by Huskers coach Bill Callahan. He also roomed with fellow defensive-line recruit Demetrious Davis during their time at the East-West All-American game.
"Jared didn't get the attention from recruiters that maybe he should have, but he's a great football player and a great athlete. He benches around 400 pounds, and he's one of the better shot throwers in the state. There's no doubt in my mind that he can play Division I college football." -- Cozad coach Ron Bubak
The gurus say
Crick is listed as a three-star prospect by rivals.com and the No. 45 defensive end in the country. Scout.com also ranks him a three-star recruit and the No. 55 player at his position.
Crick provides the Huskers with another athletic and versatile defensive lineman that should help provide depth for an inexperienced defensive front. Also a tight end at Class B Cozad, he recorded 70 tackles and four sacks and hauled in 20 receptions. While Crick said he'll likely start out as a "base" defensive end, there's still a chance he could move to tight end or even defensive tackle.
Crick should benefit from the Huskers' lack of depth on the defensive line. He'll likely gain more weight and strength during the offseason.
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