Nebraska Recruiting Update: Huskers Land Auburn Transfer DB Jonathan Rose

Mike WehlingAnalyst IAugust 10, 2012

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 30: Coach Bo Pelini  leads his Nebraska Cornhusker football team on the field against the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium on October 30, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska Defeated Missouri 31-17. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
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It has already been an outstanding week for the Huskers in recruiting; they picked up offensive lineman Zach Hannon, cornerback Jonathan Cook and are seeing several players like Johnny Stanton and Josh Banderas rise in the rankings to four stars.

Nebraska has added another recruit.

Former Auburn Tiger and former four-star Jonathan Rose has decided to transfer to Nebraska.  Rose will redshirt this fall and practice with the team this year and then will have three years of remaining eligibility.

Rose never got a chance to visit Nebraska, due to time, but chose Nebraska based on a few things.  First is Nebraska's history of putting defensive backs in the NFL and his relationship with secondary coach Terry Joseph, who recruited him, when he worked at Tennessee. 

That makes two recruits in two days for coach Joseph.  Another factor is that Rose is friends with current Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, who is also from Alabama.

Rose will only be the second player on Nebraska's roster that is from Alabama, the other being Abdullah, but the Huskers also just landed CB Jonathan Cook who is from Alabama.  It is great to see Nebraska being able to recruit in the heart of the SEC.

According to his father, Rose wanted to play at Nebraska because the coaches saw him as a power cover cornerback, someone who is tall and has speed to cover the receivers.  At 6'2", some thought he might get moved to safety, but Nebraska specifically wanted him as a cornerback.

This is yet another great pickup by the Nebraska coaching staff.  Rose will add to the competition at cornerback and will compete for a starting job next year.

Nebraska is slowly building up great talent at cornerback, with players like Charles Jackson, Daniel Davie and Rose already on the team and learning the Blackshirts' system.  Add in the recruits Nebraska has landed, like Jonathan Cook, Nathan Gerry and Marcus McWilson, and Nebraska is looking set in the secondary for the next few years.

After such an exciting week in recruiting, it will be interesting to see who is next to commit to Nebraska. Go Big Red!