November 11, 2007

Nebraska pledge lines up three other visits

Shaun Mohler verbally committed to Nebraska back in June. But with all of the controversy brewing in Lincoln these days, the four-star linebacker from Costa Mesa (Calif.) Orange Coast College has decided to open his recruiting back up.

"I am still committed to Nebraska but I am looking at other schools as of right now," he stated. "I was set to go there (Nebraska) but now I hear they are going to fire their coaching staff and that was one of the main reasons I wanted to go there, because the coaching staff is great."

Mohler, who is still in weekly phone contact with the Huskers, has lined up three other official visits for the coming weeks.

"I'm going to Kentucky on the 24th, my trip to Iowa is set up for the 30th of November and then I am going to Colorado on December 8th," explained the 6-foot-3, 225-pound sophomore.

What are Mohler's impressions of the Wildcats, Hawkeyes and Buffaloes?

"My coach came up to me the other day in practice and told me that Kentucky was interested and I was shocked because I didn't even know they wanted me," he said. "I guess their head coach coached my head coach before so he told him about me and our corner Chris Holmesly. Kentucky is a big time school.

"I think Colorado is on the rise, definitely. They have a young team right now. Coach Brian Cabral, their linebackers coach, is great and he knows what he is doing. He has coached a lot of guys that have gone on to play at the next level. And I like what kind of defense they run.

"At Iowa they run the same kind of defense as Nebraska. I have never been to that part of the country before but the coaches are good and that was my first Big Ten offer, that's a big time conference."

Mohler leads Orange Coast College this season with 83 tackles, 22 for a loss and five and a half sacks through nine games. He has also recorded two quarterback hurries and one interception.

Mohler mentioned his intensity and ability play sideline-to-sideline as his best attributes as a player. He is ranked by Rivals.com as the best Junior College outside linebacker prospect this cycle.

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