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Huskers host junior college linebacker Kuony Deng

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Huskers host talented Kansas junior college player on Tuesday

Independence Community College player Kuony Deng stopped by Nebraska today to check out the Huskers and raved about his short visit in Lincoln.

Deng is a 6’6 231lb outside linebacker who runs an impressive 4.6 40-yard dash.  His tape shows an athlete who is only explosive off the line, fills space well, and closes quickly on passing plays. A lot of Deng’s athleticism can be attributed to his time on the basketball court and the fact that he played wide receiver until just a few years ago.

When asked about how his visit went, Deng gave the visit to Nebraska a strong “9 out of 10”. He spent the majority of his trip with outside linebackers coach Jovian Dewitt and running backs coach Ryan Held who helped him get a feel for the Huskers new direction under coach Scott Frost.

“The staff is cool and genuine. You get the vibe that the program is full of good people & they’re definitely all about the players”, said Deng.

While Deny doesn’t currently hold a scholarship offer from Nebraska, that’s due to a limited amount of game tape from his time at Independence Community College so far. According to Deng, Nebraska and other schools are waiting to see his early 2018 game tape before making a full scholarship offer but are working to nurture a relationship in the meantime.

Currently, Kuony Deng holds three scholarship offers but he said Nebraska and Purdue are currently talking with him the most. Along with those two, Deng is hearing from the likes of Georgia, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Texas A&M, UCF among others.

Deng is an attractive junior college player thanks to his long frame, athleticism, and the fact that he is set to graduate from Independence CC this December and join his next team in time for spring ball.

Keep an eye on Deng this summer and fall as he takes a few more visits and undoubtedly begins collecting more offers.

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