By NU Athletic Communications
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DB, 6-1, 205, Alexandria, Va.
(Hayfield HS/Coffeyville [Kan.] CC)
Safety prospect Larry Asante was one of six players in the 2007 Husker class to enroll at Nebraska in January. He is one of six junior college players in NU's signing class and part of a group of six players who are slated to begin their Husker careers in the secondary. Asante comes to Nebraska from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, the same school that produced the Huskers' 1983 Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier. Asante was one of the most highly regarded junior college prospects in the nation. He played linebacker for Coffeyville CC, using his speed and ball-hawking abilities to register 76 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three blocked kicks and an interception as a redshirt freshman in 2006. Asante's performance earned him All-Jayhawk League honors, and honorable-mention All-America honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association. Asante is ranked as the No. 9 overall junior college prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, who lists him as a four-star prospect. Asante also earned a four-star rating from Scout.com, and was ranked as the No. 32 overall JUCO prospect nationally by SuperPrep Magazine. Asante originally hails from Alexandria, Va., where he attended Hayfield High School. As a prepster, Asante starred on both sides of the ball. He earned all-league honors as a running back in the AAA Patriot Division according to the Washington Post. Asante will have three seasons of eligibility with the Huskers. He chose Nebraska over Clemson, and also visited Kansas State and Iowa State. Larry is the son of Paul and Jewell Asante and was born on March 7, 1988.