Scott Frost news conference, 12/3/17

Scott Frost answers a question during a news conference after being introduced as the new Nebraska football coach Dec. 3 at Memorial Stadium.

FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR FILE PHOTO

Here are some quick highlights and quotes from Nebraska football coach Scott Frost's news conference on Wednesday discussing his first Husker recruiting class.

* On the Huskers' 23rd class ranking (according to the 247Sports composite): "I don't really care about the ranking. It matters only one day, and that's today. I'm not here to win February. I'm here to win football games in the fall."

* On his staff's recruiting philosophy: "We didn't want to bring in kids that are knee-jerk reactions to filling a spot."

* That being said, Frost did say they needed to fill some spots: "When you're taking over a 4-8 team, there (are) a lot of needs. We wanted to take the best players we could take."

But they did need a young QB (Adrian Martinez) and numbers at "wide receiver and defensive back were nowhere near the numbers we'd like to carry."

* He's still working on final roster numbers with Nebraska AD Bill Moos, but was asked his ideal roster size: "Ideally, 150 or maybe a little bit more. Most teams don't carry that many."

* The advice he sought from his former coach, Tom Osborne, and one thing in particular Osborne shared with him: "About 60 percent of Nebraska kids they brought into the program ended up playing."

* His ideal quality in a QB: "I want a tough quarterback, too."

* The spring game selling out in a little over 24 hours: "A lot of people say they have the best fans in the country, I think selling out he spring game in three days puts that argument to bed."

* Frost likes the talent and size up front on the offensive line and the body types. But ...

"We've got to change their bodies." Frost elaborated that it's about eating right, building strength and cutting body fat.

* Goal going into spring ball: "Our goal is going to be simple: Get better. Day by day."

* And if he will get a little time off in the near future.

Frost said he plans to get down to Orlando part of next week to spend time with his wife and their newborn son.

"Thank goodness for FaceTime. Otherwise I'd be missing the first few months of his life."

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