Class of 2012

Michael Rose

HometownKansas City, MO
High schoolRockhurst

Michael Rose gave the NU coaching staff an oral commitment in July 2010, not long after attending a midsummer camp in Lincoln.

Rose, at the time of his commitment was a junior-to-be from Kansas City who played at Rockhurst High School and couldn’t sign a letter of intent for 19 months.

“I’m the Nebraska guy,” Rose told Huskers Illustrated, a recruiting partner to The World-Herald. “Hopefully, I can persuade some other guys to think about Nebraska. There’s no pressure because it’s a big decision, but I’ll try to help get these guys going in the right decision.”

Rose said he’s playing his role as a recruiter because of his early commitment. He talked with players and tried to sell them on visits and what Nebraska has to offer. Everyone was receptive, but he knows it takes a lot more than just talk.

"There are a lot of guys who are joking around ‘I might go see Nebraska,’ but you just never know,” he said. “They’ll accept what you’re saying and kind of consider it.”

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Photo Credit: Rebecca S. Gratz/The World-Herald

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