Can Nebraska Snag Gabbert?

Joseph CiracoCorrespondent IJune 1, 2009

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are on the verge of returning to glory. 

Bo Pelini has mobilized the fan base, and after a solid 9-4 season last year, things are looking much better for the famed program.

To take the next step and compete with the elite teams in not just the BCS but the Big 12, Nebraska is going to have to get commitments from the top talent in high school.

Tyler Gabbert is the QB that Nebraska needs, and it appears that he will be taking an unofficial visit on Wednesday. According to Rivals recruiting, Gabbert is a top 15 pro-style quarterback and the type of player that Nebraska needs.

Ironically, it was only two years ago that his brother Blaine Gabbert de-committed from Nebraska after Bill Callahan was fired and signed with rival Missouri.

The Cornhuskers already have four verbal commits from very talented players, including blue chip prospect Andrew Rodriguez from Aurora Nebraska.  The Huskers could be on the verge of a very talented class.

Can Bo Pelini and OC Shawn Watson close the deal on Gabbert, or will he spur the Huskers like his brother?  If that happens, watch the Huskers go all out for Sean Robinson from Illinois.

Gabbert could be the kind of player that puts Nebraska back on the map, and this could be week it starts to happen.

I think it happens and I think it's a great fit for both sides.