What a weekend for Nebraska. The win last night over Oklahoma wasn't an offensive display, but if…
Will Bruins Offer?
Harold Mobley, the 6-foot-4, 228-pound two-star tight end/defensive end from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, Calif., now says there's around a "65-70-percent chance" he'll choose Nebraska and he'll be making that decision next week. "It'll be soon," Mobley said about his decision. "I'm still waiting to see if UCLA offers." The Bruins haven't offered Mobley yet but he says they're interested and will be visiting him at home today (Dec. 11). "(Running backs) coach Wayne Moses has been recruiting me a lot and he's supposed to come by," he said. "They're still definitely in the mix. They're supposed to let me know this week if they'll offer me or not." An offer from the Bruins would definitely complicate Mobley's situation. "Right now it's between Nebraska and Colorado," he said. "But it's mostly Nebraska." So has Mobley considered pulling the trigger already? "Yes," he admitted. "I've had days when I felt like I knew I wanted to go to Nebraska and thought I should just commit, but then I'd get a call from a Colorado coach and remember how much I liked them too." Mobley, ranked as the No. 60 tight end in the country by Scout.com, visited Colorado on Oct. 31 and the Huskers on Nov. 6. He says that for that short week before his Huskers visit the Buffs were his top choice. "When I got back from CU I thought that's where I wanted to go," he said. "But then when I went to Nebraska I was blown away." He visited the Huskers for their game against Oklahoma. "It was amazing," Mobley said about the game day atmosphere. "The football experience is like nothing else. Everybody there is just so cool and so welcoming. "The game was one of the craziest things I'd seen," he said. "Everything there revolves around football. There wasn't an empty seat in the house. It's just an intense place." Mobley says he's also impressed with what the new Nebraska coaching staff has done with the team this season. "They've done great in a short period of time," he said. "I can see them being back on top and I'd love to be part of that." The Huskers are recruiting Mobley for both defensive end and tight end as is UCLA. Colorado, on the other hand, wants him strictly as a tight end – his preferred position. The only in-home visit that he's had so far was from Colorado's tight ends coach Kent Riddle. "He just went over everything they have to offer again," he said. "They say there's a real good chance for me to come in and play my first year." Despite the Buffs struggles this season, Mobley says he likes how the team has stuck together. "They showed great team unity," he said. "Even though they were losing they stuck together. "Coach Riddle also talked about all the coaching rumors too," he said. "He says that nobody is getting fired and not to worry about that. They've got a pretty good group coming back next year and have a shot to do some big things." Of course, the team to beat is still Nebraska. "I'm planning on sitting down with my whole family on Sunday and talking it all over," he said. "They're really helping me with my decision. My uncle likes Nebraska, my sisters like Colorado, so it's pretty split." He says he expects to have a decision made by the end of the weekend. "After my family and I go over everything we should know," he said. "Then I'll probably call the school next week and let them know." Mobley finished his senior season (8-3) with 336 yards rushing (three TDs), 216 yards receiving (two TDs) and also threw for 978 yards and nine more scores. Mobley says he'd like to major in architectural engineering and reports a 3.5 core GPA. He took the SAT in October but claims not to know his score. "I think I did okay," he said. "I'll probably take it again though."
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