NCF Nation: Paul Thurston
February, 1, 2012
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
What had been a good national signing day for Nebraska took a disappointing turn as coveted offensive tackle prospect Andrus Peat picked Stanford ahead of the Huskers.
Peat, ranked as the nation's No. 9 overall prospect by ESPN Recruiting, picked the Cardinal rather than join his brother Todd, a Huskers defensive tackle, in Lincoln. Nebraska received pledges from Aaron Curry and Alonzo Moore earlier in the day, but Peat, from Tempe, Ariz., was definitely the team's biggest prize on the board.
"It was really tough," Peat said on ESPNU after making the announcement. "Me and Todd, we've had a really strong relationships. I have a lot of respect for coach [Bo] Pelini and what they're doing over there. I just thought Stanford was the best fit for me."
Nebraska's class includes only two offensive linemen, led by four-star prospect Paul Thurston.