The Nebraska football team has a hit or miss record when it comes to going after JUCO players. Dedrick Mills, the best JUCO running back in the class, according to most services, just signed with the Huskers. That's a very big hit. There have been several other targets in the 2019 class coming from the JUCO ranks that the Cornhuskers just haven't been able to land. If fans had to make a prediction right now, on whether or not Mesa C.C. defensive lineman, Soni Fonua, is going to be a hit, all signs seem to indicate that he will end up in Lincoln, should Scott Frost and company decide they can fit him in the class.

Soni Fonua wearing the red and white

The defensive lineman, who appears to be more of a run-stopper than a pass rusher, visited Lincoln last weekend and has been tweeting up a storm since. That includes some pictures of a snowstorm that hit the state, blanketing Lincoln in white. It's likely not the first time he's seen snow, considering he hails from Utah, but, playing for an Arizona Junior College, it's probably the first time in a little while. That was hardly the first, or only sign, the visit to see what Nebraska football has to offer went down well with Fonua.

The biggest sign Fonua liked what he saw from Memorial stadium, as well as Lincoln, was a tweet where he made a picture of himself in a Huskers uniform his new profile pic.

That's generally the behavior of a player that not only liked his visit but ended up committing usually. So far, there isn't any confirmation that he has committed, but it bodes well for a staff that is trying to beef up its defense quickly. While Miles was a high profile JUCO target on the offensive side of the ball, junior college offers in this cycle have overwhelmingly been on the defensive side.

Nebraska football wants a big bodied lineman

Soni Fonua just finished up his second season at Mesa C.C. and he's had quite the little career there. Numbers-wise, his first season for the JUCO was slightly better, but he still showed he was worth a shot at the big time college football world. In 2017, he notched 63 tackles and four sacks.

In 2018, he played two fewer games but still had 51 tackles. His sacks fell off a bit, as he racked up just one half of one.

Fonua's performance has been enough to get the attention of more than one Power 5 program. In addition to the Nebraska football team, he has offers from Oklahoma State and Arizona. Hawaii has also come calling. At the moment, the visit to Lincoln is the only official one he has on the calendar. Considering his reaction, it might not be too long before he signs on the dotted line.

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