REPORT: Four-star QB to visit Western this weekend

Brion Carnes, a 6-foot, 181-pound, four-star quarterback according to Rivals is set to visit Bowling Green according a report from the Omaha World-Herald.

Carnes is from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., and by some reports is Nebraska’s No. 1 quarterback prospect in the class of 2010. Carnes visited Lincoln, Neb last weekend.

Western gets an easy connection to Carnes through Head Coach Willie Taggart. Taggart also attended Manatee in Bradenton, Fla.

Carnes originally gave a verbal commitment to South Florida in July, according to Rivals, but has since opened his options and is taking his decision right down to the wire. National signing day is Feb. 3.

On an interesting note, Carnes is the cousin of former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier. Taggart was Frazier’s successor at Manatee, as well.

Another report from the Omaha World-Herald said that Carnes was concerned about the cold Nebraska climate prior to visiting, but his position coach at Manatee, Chris Conboy said it didn’t bother him at all. It may be a good thing that cold weather didn’t bother him in Lincoln, considering a winter storm is apparently setting its sights on Bowling Green for the weekend.

The Herald is keeping their eye on recruiting through the next week and will have comprehensive coverage of national signing day next week.

-Andrew Robinson

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