The Huskers hosted another strong official visit weekend with six prospects in town. This is an important month for the program as most of the team’s top targets at different positions groups are coming to campus. Utah native Jr Sia is one of the most intriguing players that made his way to Lincoln for the June 10 official visit.
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Sia’s (6-6, 308) main goal coming into the weekend was getting to know the program, players and coaches better. He came away with a better feel for what Nebraska has to offer and came away impressed.
“The visit went really good,” Sia said. “I thought it was actually really amazing. Coaches staff was really good to us. They treated us well.”
The lineman says that he has been in contact with Nebraska since his last football season. He used to talk to the old offensive staff before the change last season. Sia feels like his communication with the Huskers has increased a lot with the new staff in place. He hears from offensive line coach Donovan Raiola on a regular basis.
“Our relationship has grown a lot,” Sia said. “He’s just such a great coach. He’s a great guy off the field, too. He’s Poly [Polynesian] and I’m Poly so we really connect well.”
Sia’s mom and stepdad made the trip with him to Lincoln and each came away impressed with Nebraska. It was the family’s first time in Nebraska so none of them knew what to expect. The family was very impressed with the new facility that the Huskers are building which would be open for Sia’s entire college career.
The Utah native was hosted by transfer offensive lineman Kevin Williams. Sia said that Williams was a great guy that really took care of him. He enjoyed meeting the other offensive linemen on the team and can they are a close-knit group.
Nebraska is recruiting Sia hard right now and so is Utah State. Those are the two programs standing out for the lineman right now.
“I’m looking for whatever fits the most for me and my family,” Sia said. “I just want to get to know all the coaching staff and be comfortable with them.”
Sia doesn’t have an exact timeline in mind for selecting a school. He did note he plans to do it soon. As he reflects on his trip to Nebraska there are a few things that stand out about the visit.
“Just the coaching staff,” Sia said. “Honestly, they welcomed me with open arms and just felt like a family over there. They take care of you on and off the field. They also make sure your education is right too.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.