Nebraska had a couple of big junior college visitors on campus, so it may have gone a bit under the radar that the Huskers offered a sizable JUCO defensive tackle. Tony Fair (6-3, 330) from Pima Community College received an offer from the Huskers on Friday.
Just Received My 3rd Offer To the University Of Nebraska! I wanna Thank Coach Dawson and Coach Frost for opening another opportunity for me To Compete at the next level, in their jersey!! God Has Blessed 🙏🏾me with a second Chance and I’m gonna Take it!🔴⚪️Nebraska Ball 🏈 pic.twitter.com/pAgqZekKmB
— Tony Lamar Fair (@TFair__) May 18, 2018
I spoke with Fair on Saturday morning and he told me that he hasn’t been in contact with the staff long, talking to them for about a week. That doesn’t mean that he hasn’t been impressed with the staff.
“Nothing but amazement," Fair said about his thoughts on the offer. “I already looked them up, checked out their background at UCF and I love what they are doing. It’s a huge possibility that they will make things happen there with a title run.”
The defender has been in contact with both head coach Scott Frost and defensive line coach Mike Dawson so far in his recruitment with Nebraska. The conversation with Frost made an impression.
“That was amazing," Fair said. "I look at him as a young Nick Saban. He knows how to win. He knows what he’s doing. I have no doubts about that after checking out his career at UCF. He turned that whole program around in two years. I feel like Nebraska can be the next powerhouse once Coach Frost gets settled in there.”
Fair tells me that he has been talking to Nebraska’s coaches about taking a visit to Lincoln. He isn’t sure about the exact dates as they need to see what lines up for both him and the staff though he “most definitely wants to visit Nebraska either this summer or right at the end of the season.” He is on track to be a December grad and will have two years to play two seasons.
The defensive tackle currently holds offers from Indiana and Alabama-Birmingham in addition to the Husker offer. He does have a clear vision in mind for what he wants to see at his next school.
“I’m looking for a school that can compete for the national title," he said. "I don’t want to play just to play at the next level, I’m trying to compete to win. I want to know that I can get up there and at least have a chance to get a starting position. If I have a chance, I’m going to take it because I’ll take full advantage of the workouts and training that we get to get ready for the season. I need to know that we can compete and the man next to me can do his job. I want everyone on the front four or front three to be there working.”
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.