Nebraska Football: Joe Fennell Has Nebraska in Top 3, Plus Other Recruiting News

Colan Lamont@clamontsportAnalyst IIAugust 11, 2012

2013 prospect Joe Fennell has added Nebraska to his list of top three potential schools alongside South Carolina and Florida.

Both Florida and South Carolina are fellow big-time programs, and the offensive/defensive lineman told Luke Stampini of that he feels the Gamecocks have the edge at the moment.

Surprisingly, unlike mot players who like to stay near home, Fennell explained that his attraction to Nebraska was partly fueled by an an admirable desire to find his own way in the world.

Fennell said: “Nebraska, I just like because it’s far away,” Fennell explained. “It’s far away from home and I’ve always wanted to just move far away so I could start doing my own thing.”

A consensus 3-star recruit, the 6'4", 300-pound behemoth could be a nice addition to the recent commitment of Zach Hannon.

The South Fort Myers High School star plays both sides of the ball, but Nebraska is looking at him for the defensive tackle position.

In other news, Nebraska has extended an offer to defensive tackle Bobby Leath, as reported by Bryan Munson of

Kansas State appears to be his leader, but he is said to have been a boyhood Nebraska fan, which bodes well if the Huskers can get him to visit.