Nebraska state troopers make great recruiters

A whole stadium full of recruiting coordinators. (US Presswire)

Over the weekend the NCAA announced it will be changing some of its rules regarding how often coaches can contact recruits. Unfortunately those rules won't go into effect until Aug. 1, which means coaches must find other ways to stay in contact these days, and lucky for Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, he has state troopers willing to pick up any slack.

Western Illinois kicker Pat Smith was on his way to Lincoln last weekend for an official visit. After crossing over the Iowa border into Nebraska he was pulled over and Smith informed the officer of the reason for his visit. 

The officer than decided to let Smith go with a warning and talked to him about what it means to be a Nebraska Cornhusker.

"He took my insurance card and went back to his car," Smith told the Quincy Herald-Whig. "He then waved me back to his car. We spent about 15 minutes talking about the Huskers.

"It made an impression."

Smith will be enrolling at Nebraska as a graduate student and is immediately eligible to play during the 2013 season. As for the state trooper, well, I think Pelini probably owes him a couple of tickets to a game.

Via USA Today

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