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Welcome Home, Bookie: Radley-Hiles Finds Family at Nebraska

April 16, 2017

Q: You originally intended to commit later in the summer on your brother’s birthday. What changed your mind to commit sooner?

BRH: It just made so much sense to be here and make these fans happy. That’s what I do it for. I want everyone to be happy. It was a great experience.

Q: What was the fan reaction like?

BRH: It was crazy. I love these fans. They’re my family. It was great and an honor.

Q: Now what?

BRH: I’m going to build the biggest class in college football. Some people don’t think I’m going to do it but the special ones know. They know.

Q: You’re in an interesting position, being from California and going to school in Florida. How does that help you recruit for your class?

BRH: ‘GBR,’ worldwide. That’s what you can say about it. We’re countrywide. I come from California. I go to school in Florida. I’m across the nation. But really, I’m going after everybody in all 50 states that I can.

Q: What do you tell other recruits about Nebraska?

BRH: This place is special and if you want to change college football, come here.

Q: This is your second time visiting a Nebraska spring game. Is it still mind blowing?

BRH: When I saw it last year, that was mind-blowing thing. I’m ready for this. I knew what it was and what it was going to be like so I expected it. These fans are great. They’re great.

Q: You’re probably anxious to get on campus. When do you plan to enroll?

BRH: I graduate early so I’ll be here in about seven months.

Q: What did Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and Tristan Gebbia say about your commitment?

BRH: We talked about it before I did it and they were really excited about it. They were basically ready. We were all ready to do it.

Q: The video you made to announce your commitment was in honor of your brother. What did that mean to share that with him?

BRH: My brother is my everything. My life is basically for him. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him. The things that he’s done by not even being here is just incredible. It’s a special and unique thing.

Q: Nebraska has also dealt with loss as a team. Did that highlight the type of family the Huskers are to one another?

BRH: It’s a lot different because Sam [Foltz] missed so much. I can’t even speak about it because I actually knew him myself. It’s crazy to think about but the state of Nebraska is such a family environment. Right when you get off the plane, even the flight attendants know you. They welcome you with such great open arms. It’s incredible. This is not just a fan base. It’s a family.

Q: Your cousin Tyjon Lindsey said he plans to be “one of the best ever” to play for Nebraska. Will you challenge him for that?

BRH: I’m going to make sure he’s the best. I’m going to challenge him every day in practice and I’m going to make sure he’s the best Husker to ever come out of here.

Q: What do you want fans to know about you?

BRH: I would just say that I’m going to get here and come in as humble as possible. You’re getting a hard working kid that’s going to try to lead this team back to a national championship.

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