Nebraska, Iowa pick up key DTs

Future Big Ten rivals Nebraska and Iowa both have bolstered their defensive lines on national signing day.

The Huskers added defensive tackle Todd Peat Jr. to their 2011 class. The 6-3, 295-pound Peat is a four-star recruit from Tempe, Ariz., rated as the nation's No. 24 defensive tackle by ESPN Recruiting. He picked Nebraska ahead of several Pac-10 programs and will spend this fall learning under one of college football's best interior linemen, Jared Crick.

Iowa's pipeline to DeMatha Catholic High School in the Washington D.C. area continued as defensive tackle Darian Cooper signed with the Hawkeyes. Cooper, who also considered both Michigan State and Michigan, joins DeMatha teammate Jordan Lomax with Iowa. Hawkeyes running back Marcus Coker also is a DeMatha alum.

The Hawkeyes were hoping to add another DeMatha product today as offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio announces his decision in a few minutes. Kouandjio is expected to head to the SEC, but you never know.