February 7, 2008 5:00 AM
Drew Litton: Darrell Scott's signing
Quite a day in Boulder. The Buffs landed the best running back in the country, a whole herd of linebackers and some incredible talent on the offensive line. Meanwhile in Lincoln, other than signing Baker Steinkuhler, the son of former Nebraska standout, Dean Steinkuhler, the Huskers struggled with it's first recruiting class under a new head coach. Word has it that Bo Pelini is not necessarily the easiest guy to play for. Hawkins, on the other hand, seems to be inspiring recruits to catch his vision for the future. It seems to be working.
Darrell Scott was heavily recruited and Texas made a major effort to try and sign him. But, in the end, the relationship that Buffs coaches had established with Scott, as well as the family ties Scott has in Boulder made the difference. He will be fa blast to watch. Some recruiting analysts consider him to be as good, if not better than Reggie Bush, and if he remains healthy, has the potential to be a top 5 NFL draft pick. He's a stronger, sturdier version of Bush, a kid who spends a lot of time in the weight room.
Are those Husker fans I hear sobbing in their corn flakes? I thought so.