Found January 22, 2013 on
Bush League Chronicle:
Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini may owe some credit for his latest commitment to a state trooper. Pat Smith, who has spent the past three seasons kicking for Western Illinois, announced his decision to transfer to Nebraska on Monday after taking an official visit over the weekend. Part of the experience included a short recruiting pitch by an officer after getting pulled over for a traffic violation.From Quincy Herald-Whig:Asked where he was headed, Smith explained he was exploring the possibility of transferring from Western Illinois University and making this his official visit to the Big Ten Conference school. "He took my insurance card and went back to his car," said Smith, a kicker and punter who recently completed his junior season at WIU as one of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award. "He then waved me back to his car. We spent about 15 minutes talking about the Huskers."Smith then walked away with a written warning and ...
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This is one way to convince a recruit to attend your school. Pat Smith, a kicker from Western Illinois University, has been checking out schools to transfer to, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers were on his list. He certainly didn’t think that breaking the law would be the thing to help sway his decision to play in Lincoln next year. While traveling to the campus for a visit last weekend...
A state trooper reportedly tried convincing a kicker to transfer to Nebraska during a traffic stop.
A quick look at Illinois' Wednesday opponent - the Nebraska Cornhuskers
Coming off a 68-64 win at Penn State on Saturday, the Nebraska Cornhuskers look to make it two in a row, as they host John Groce’s Illinois Fighting Illini on Tuesday.
After picking up their first Big Ten win at Penn State over the weekend, the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-10, 1-6) dropped another Big Ten home game, this time at the hands of the Illinois Fighting Illini (15-5, 2-4), 71-51 on Tuesday night.