Just a few leftover quotes here that, I think, help to convey the pure gratitude and joy that is presumably overwhelming the five Nebraska walk-ons who now are officially on scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.
It’s a day that every walk-on works toward, looks forward to, cherishes. And considering the legacy that several distinguished walk-ons have within this program’s history, it’s a day that should be significant for all Huskers.
Junior Spencer Long and senior Brett Maher were told in the summer, but it’s pretty clear that hearing Bo Pelini call their names Saturday was still a surreal moment. The other three honored: seniors Justin Jackson, Seung Hoon Choi and Justin Blatchford. More coming Sunday.
>> Choi indicated that the entire team was pretty pumped. Said Choi: “Yeah, they did (cheer). I really appreciate that. It was me, Spencer and Justin Jackson. We were fortunate to have three guys get scholarships (on the O-line).