The coaching staff was already using the game allure to draw in some of the top ranked prospects who remained at the top of their recruiting board, and while most of the recruits came away impressed it was hometown linebacker Will Pericak who made a verbal commitment.
At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, Pericak is a rock solid middle linebacker who earned first team All-Conference honors in 2006 after he racked up an impressive 126 tackles. He is also a solid tight end, and the CU coaching staff has not ruled out the possibility that he could play offense on the next level.
"They also said I could play a multitude of positions," Pericak said to BuffaloSortsNews.com analyst Mark Collins. "They've got to see how I develop. They want to put me where I can have the most success."
One name that has recently popped back up for Nebraska fans is Riley Reiff. Reiff, an Iowa commitment, is a 6-foot-6 and 230-pound tight end/defensive end from Parkston (S.D.).
"Things are good and football is great," Reiff said. "We are 3-2 right now. I don't know what my stats are off the top of my head."
Reiff is contributing on both sides of the football for Parkston. Although he isn't sure on his stats, he says that this year has been good for him already. "I am playing both ways. I play tight end on offense and then on the line on defense. I am having good years on both sides of the ball."
Reiff took a trip to Lincoln for the spring game and committed to Iowa shortly after. Despite being a Hawkeye commitment, Reiff took a trip to Lincoln for the USC game.
"I was in Lincoln for the USC game. It was pretty sweet down there. I had been to Lincoln for the spring game before. It was a lot more crazy and still more people for a real game."
Reiff acknowledged the amount of time between then and signing day when it came to making the trip to Lincoln. The game was one that he wanted to see in person, despite still being committed to another school.
"I just kind of felt like I wanted to take a look around a little bit. It's a long time until signing day. It was a game that I wanted to go see. I would say I am still committed to Iowa right now."
From a previous interview, Reiff commented that he might not have cleared the visit to Lincoln before going. He has since spoken to the Iowa coaches. "I have talked to the Iowa coaches. I don't really know what is going on, I am going through things day by day."
"They did not play too good, but they need some help," Dandridge said.
"They took me around to very part of the campus. They showed me the football complex and the field. I thought it was good.It was a good experience being there." Dandridge thinks that with the right talents that the Gopher team will be very good in the future.
"I hope so," Dandridge responded when asked if the new staff had the school headed in the right direction.
"I think they are. I think they can. I like the school. I am feeling like I am pretty close to making my commitment." After admitting that Minnesota had the lead Dandridge went as far to say that there was not even really a close second at this point in time.
"There is no one else really," Dandridge began. "I am coming down to my final decision."
"I am going to the school that is actually pursuing me the most, and they are pursuing me the most. I feel I can get the most amount of playing time there."
"It (his decision) will be in the next couple of days."