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August 5, 2006

Studnicka looking at Wyo

Every kid growing up in Nebraska dreams of playing for the Cornhuskers. But not every kid has the chance to run out of the tunnel in the red and white. Two-star linebacker Bryson Studnicka is a perfect example of this. The Clay Center (Neb) High product would love to play for his hometown Huskers, but has yet to receive an offer. However, he does have an offer from Wyoming, an offer he is seriously considering.

"I like the personality of the coaching staff," said Studnicka, "Their program is getting a lot of new stuff. I've been up there twice and I'm going again this weekend."

The 6-foot-3, 210 pound athlete says he was turned on to the Cowboys after sending the coaching staff a DVD of his games. From there, an invitation and an offer were soon to follow.

"They started out at junior day and I got an offer after that," said Studnicka, "I've been to their camp and they call every once in awhile."

Living seven hours away from Laramie would seem tough on the family, but considering Studnicka's family, seven hours is almost right around the corner.

"Both of my sisters played D-1," said Studnicka, "My sisters went to Alabama and West Virginia, so Wyoming is close."

The other schools on Studnicka's wish list are Nebraska, Kansas State, and Iowa, just to name a few. But not all of them are looking at the athlete as a linebacker. Wyoming wants Bryson as an outside linebacker, Nebraska is looking at him for more of an H-Back, while Kansas State wants him as a tight end.

Any position works for the Nebraska standout who put up some very impressive numbers as a junior. On offense, Studnicka caught 32 balls for 886 yards and 17 touchdowns. On defense, he had 73 tackles, nine sacks, and three fumble recoveries.

After this weekend, Studnicka should have a better handle on how he truly feels about Wyoming.

"The players check in for two-a-days, and I want to see the dorms," said Studnicka, "I like it a lot. When you drive in, you see mountains. It's totally different from the cornfields here."

In the classroom, Studnicka is fully qualified with a 3.9 GPA and a 26 on his ACT. The Nebraska linebacker says he will most likely make his commitment before the start of the high school basketball season.


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