December 9, 2007

Big commitment?

Shaun Mohler was verbally committed to Nebraska for seven months. But when it became apparent that Bill Callahan was going to be fired, the four-star linebacker prospect from Orange Coast College decided to re-open his recruitment.

Mohler took official visits to Kentucky and Iowa in November, and he tripped to Colorado this weekend.

"My trip to Colorado went real well," said Mohler, while at the airport waiting for his plane to board. "Meeting with the coaches and just everything about the trip was great. I loved it."

How did his trip to Boulder compare with his previous visits? "It didn't even compare really, the Colorado [trip] was that great," Mohler expressed. "When we were at their team banquet, Coach Cabral gave a great speech and it just seemed like the right fit. It seems like a great situation for me.

"I actually committed. They were really excited, it made their day. They said they see me replacing Jordon [Dizon]."

Mohler had an in-home visit with new Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini shortly before his trip to Boulder. But according to Mohler, he is done taking trips and is a solid CU commitment.

Ranked by Rivals.com as the best Junior College outside linebacker prospect this recruiting cycle, Mohler was recently named the Mission Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year. He led the conference with 83 tackles and 22 tackles for a loss. His five and a half quarterback sacks ranked him seventh in the conference.

Mohler mentioned his intensity and ability play sideline-to-sideline as his best attributes as a player. He is on pace to graduate from Orange Coast College in May with three years to play two.

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