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Five good minutes with Dicaprio Bootle: On his satellite camp experience and scout team year

September 25, 2018

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Miami

Depth chart: No. 1 at cornerback.

Career games played: 15.

Of note: The first-year starter leads Nebraska with seven pass breakups this season, more than any Husker had all of last season.

On being found by the Huskers at a satellite camp in South Florida in the summer of 2015: “I first met (coaches Mark Banker and Brian Stewart) at the satellite camp, and a week later they offered me. Before that, I wasn’t being recruited to Nebraska. There were a lot of coaches (at the camp). It’s definitely a chance for kids to get an opportunity to showcase their talents for college coaches that they may not see. I would never go to a camp in Nebraska due to the distance barrier from South Florida to Nebraska. Just having them be able to be down there, and me being able to show them, look, I can play football.”

On his experience on the scout team during his first year on the team: “I came out every day ready to work. I was always the first corner on the field, because I knew they were valuable reps going against Brandon Reilly, Jordan Westerkamp and Stanley Morgan. It helped me get better as a player.”

On his favorite part of practice: “Clutch period. We get a chance to get out there and there is a little bit of pressure on us. We got to stop the offense when they’re trying to get those extra yards that they need for the field goal or touchdown.”

If I was going to play another sport at Nebraska: “I’d want to run track. It’s just another one of those sports I have a love for. I did it in high school. I kind of miss it sometimes, but I chose football.”

Three things most people don’t know about me:

1. I was born in Miami, but my family is from the Bahamas.

2. I don’t like cold weather.

3. When I was baby, I couldn’t drink baby formula, so I had to drink Gatorade.

— Brent C. Wagner

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