Nebraska secondary coach Brian Stewart has led an impressive turnaround this season, helping a Husker secondary improve from a disastrous 2015 to ‘Lockdown U’ during the 2016 season. While he has experienced plenty of success on the field, Stewart is still looking to match that success on the recruiting trail, as the Huskers still have no defensive back commitments in their 2017 class. Stewart may have taken steps towards changing that this past weekend, as he hosted Sandalwood, Florida, cornerback Quran Hafiz for the Minnesota game.
Hafiz is currently listed as a 3-star prospect and holds 35 FBS offers. The 6-1, 175-pound cornerback has taken a few official visits, including Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa State. Hafiz will make his college commitment announcement on Dec. 19 and plans to early enroll wherever he chooses. Hafiz spoke exclusively with Hail Varsity on the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Memorial Stadium and his recruiting process.
HV: What were some of your favorite things about Nebraska’s campus?
QH: I’m majoring in business and they are upgrading their business building. They also have a performance lab that I was very impressed with.
HV: What were your thoughts on Memorial Stadium and the crowd during the Huskers 24-17 victory?
QH: This was their 360+ consecutive sold out game so the fans are great. [I think] 90,000 fans [at] a game is a pretty nice atmosphere.
HV: You’ve already stated that you will be making your college decision on Dec. 19. Which schools have emerged as your final group?
QH: My final group includes all the schools that I’ve taken official visits to, which are Minnesota, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa State. Also, I’ll be taking one more visit to either East Carolina, Memphis, Virginia Tech or Illinois.
HV: What will be the deciding factor when you make your decision?
QH: It will really just come down to which school I feel the most comfortable at.
HV: What assets will you bring to whichever school you end up choosing?
QH: I will be hard worker who will come in and learn the system fast and do whatever it takes to help the team.