NCF On The Trail: Trai Mosley

Juco DB Cockrell picks Nebraska

December, 6, 2013
If it wasn't evident the Nebraska coaching staff was concerned with the defense, just take a look at the 2014 recruiting class. With eight defensive commitments, the Cornhuskers added more help on Friday.

Junior college defensive back Byerson Cockrell (Columbus, Miss./East Mississippi Community College) committed to Nebraska, according to multiple reports, giving the team its third juco commmitment in the 2014 class.

Cockrell took a visit to Lincoln, Neb., for the game against Iowa on Nov. 29. Despite the loss, Cockrell seemingly saw enough to call Nebraska his future home. He will be able to enroll in January and could provide an immediate impact to the Nebraska defense.

At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, Cockrell is the fifth defensive back commit in this class alone for Nebraska to go along with Luke Gifford (Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln Southeast), Trai Mosley (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson), Josh Kalu (Houston/Alief Taylor) and Chance Waz (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson). Part of that is due to current defensive backs Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Andrew Green, Ciante Evans and Mohammed Seisay graduating after this season.

There will be big shoes to fill, but adding Cockrell into the mix could help ease those departures.

Nebraska has 18 commitments in the 2014 class and is likely not done on defense just yet. Defensive end Darius Slade (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) also recently took a visit and could be close to a decision.

Slade, a three-star prospect, has Nebraska, Michigan State and Penn State in his top three.

Weekend recruiting wrap: Big Ten 

October, 28, 2013
The Big Ten always has plenty of recruiting storylines worthy of following.

From key commitments to intriguing attempts to flip prospects committed elsewhere, here’s what went down in a very busy week on the trail for the conference.

B1G high school performers 

October, 7, 2013
Here are this week's top performances from Big Ten commits and targets:

Julian Hylton: Hylton led Lincoln-Way North (Ill.) with 34 carries, 153 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-21 win over Lincoln-Way Central.

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CB Trai Mosley picks Nebraska

June, 15, 2013
Rising senior cornerback Trai Mosley (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson) attended Nebraska's Big Red Weekend camp, reportedly ran a 4.43 40-yard dash, picked up a scholarship offer and has committed to the Cornhuskers.

He announced his decision on Twitter:


SMU and Texas State also extended scholarship offers to the 5-foot-10, 171-pound prospect. Houston, Kansas, North Texas, Oklahoma, Tulsa and Texas-San Antonio also showed interest.

Nebraska now has six players on board for 2014. Four of the six have committed in June.