June 16, 2006

Huskers join the select

Recently included in the elite class of the top 2007 Rivals250, Akeem Ayers is considered one of the top weakside defensive ends on the West Coast.

The 6-foot-2, 214-pounder runs a 4.65-second 40-yard dash and used his speed to total 18 quarterback sacks in 2005. But is the Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei native considering schools outside the state of California and Nebraska in particular?

He has written scholarship offers from seven Division I programs - Arizona, California, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oregon, San Diego State, and Washington State, but two others have given him recent verbal offers, which will bring his total up to an almost double-digit figure. Big Ten power Michigan is one and the other is from the Pac-10 - Washington.

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