2014 Nebraska Football Recruiting Class Announced

By: 10/11 Sports
By: 10/11 Sports

Wednesday is National Signing Day. Local high school athletes are signing their letters of intent at colleges and universities across the country.

SIGNED RECRUITS

Deandre Wills is a two star defensive end out of Lineville, Alabama. Wills committed to Nebraska on February 2, 2014. The 6 foot 3 defensive end will add depth to thin defensive line.

Nick Gates is another highly touted offensive lineman who comes to Lincoln from Las Vegas. Gates was a big get for Nebraska, choosing the Huskers over Alabama, Oklahoma, and Oregon among others.

Freedom Akinmoladun is a 6'4" 240 pound tight end from Grandview, Missouri. The Nebraska coaching staff sending out tweets saying "#Boom" whenever securing a commit was never more fitting than when the Big Red landed Akinmoladun. Freedom committed to Nebraska on the 4th of July this past year. He chose Nebraska over Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, and Kansas State and is the lone TE recruit in the Huskers 2014 class.

Monte Harrison is a 6'3" 200 lb. Wide Receiver from Lee's Summit, Missouri who was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals. Harrison is one of the most talented players in Nebraska's class, he will be a two-sport athlete at NU and could forgo his college career by playing MLB if he is a high round selection. Harrison racked up over 1,000 yards receiving in 2013, averaging 17 yards per catch while hauling in 13 touchdowns.

Jaevon Walton is also from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans. Walton is a three star athlete that will most likely play defensive end or linebacker for the Big Red. Walton chose Nebraska over schools like Southern Miss and Missouri and even paid a visit to Alabama.

Jariah Tolbert is one of three Nebraska signee's from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans. Tolbert, a 6 foot 3 inch wide receiver will help to add some size to the Huskers receiving core. Tolbert will be joined on the outside by his high school teammate and fellow two star wide receiver, Glenn Irons.

Byerson Cockrell is a two-star defensive back who comes to Nebraska from East Mississippi Community College. Cockrell is one of four defensive backs in Nebraska's 2014 class and will look to earn immediate playing time in the secondary. Cockrell finished the 2013 season with 28 tackles, three interceptions, and two sacks.

Joe Keels is a defensive end from Highland, Kansas. He enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln spring of 2014.

Zack Darlington is another Quarterback signee for Nebraska. Darlington is a three-star QB from Apopka, Florida who picked Nebraska over Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Arizona among others. Darlington suffered his second concussion in a two month span in August, forcing him to sit out the remainder of the season. Darlington is already on campus as he enrolled at UNL in January.

Peyton Newell is a 6'3" 285 lb. Defensive End from Hiawatha, Kansas who will provide much needed depth to Nebraska's defensive line. Newell had a laundry list of offers, including offers from Arizona State, Georgia, Michigan State, Oklahoma, USC, and Wisconsin.

Glenn Irons is another Wide Receiver in Nebraska's 2014 class, rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Irons doesn't have the biggest frame at 5'10" 170 lbs. but his speed will provide a nice mix at WR in Lincoln. Irons joins his HS teammate Joriah Tolbert as future Huskers.

Luke Gifford is a 6'3'' 200 lb. athlete who played Quarterback and Defensive Back at Lincoln Southeast but has been recruited to play defense for the Big Red. Gifford had over 1,700 total yards of offense at Lincoln Southeast last year and added 50 total tackles on defense as well.

Sedrick King is a three-star Defensive End from Plant City, Florida who just recently committed to Nebraska on January 27th. King had 50 tackles, 12 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 2 fumble recoveries this past season. King chose Nebraska over offers from Louisville, West Virginia, and Rutgers among others.

Drew Brown signs with the Huskers in Southlake, Texas as a two-star kicker, following his brother's shoes. Kris Brown was a four-year starter and two-time national champion at Nebraska, graduating from UNL in 1999. Brown will aim to earn the starting kicking role after Pat Smith graduated.

Monte Harrison is a 6'3" 200 lb. Wide Receiver from Lee's Summit, Missouri who was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals. Harrison is one of the most talented players in Nebraska's class, he will be a two-sport athlete at NU and could forgo his college career by playing MLB if he is a high round selection. Harrison racked up over 1,000 yards receiving in 2013, averaging 17 yards per catch while hauling in 13 touchdowns.

Jerald (DJ) Foster is one of two Lincoln Southeast players to receive a scholarship to play for Bo Pelini and the Huskers. Foster is one of four offensive linemen to sign with Nebraska. Jerald had an impressive list of schools who offered him a scholarship, including Florida, UCLA, and Missouri.

Larenzo Stewart is a three star running back from Texas. Stewart posses blazing speed, running a 4.36 second 40 yard dash. Stewart chose Nebraska over Baylor, Houston and Louisiana Tech.

Trai Mosley is a three-star defensive back from Pflugerville, Texas who doesn't have the biggest frame at 5'10" 170 lbs. but has blazing speed as he was clocked at running the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds. Mosley chose Nebraska over offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, and SMU.

Demornay Pierson-EL is an athletic wide receiver signee out of Alexandria, Virginia. Pierson-El is an explosive athlete with a 38 inch vertical leap and ran the 40 yard dash in 4.5 seconds.. He is one of four wide receivers in the 2014 class.

AJ Bush is a 6'4" 215 lb. dual-threat Quarterback from Norcross, Georgia who was one of Nebraska's last commits in the class. New secondary coach Charlton Warren played a big role in Bush's commitment, who chose the Big Red over Kansas State, Cincinnati, and Toledo.

Mikale Wilbon may be the most highly touted offensive recruit in Nebraska's 2014 class. The four star running back received 16 scholarship offers, but committed to Nebraska. A couple of other schools after the Chicago running back included Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, Arizona, and Purdue. Wilbon decommitted from Vanderbilt when former Head Coach, James Franklin, accepted the head coaching position at Penn State.

Joshua Kalu is a 6'1" 170 lb. Defensive Back from Houston, Texas who was rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals. Kalu chose Nebraska over Wake Forest, Washington State, and Colorado.

Tanner Farmer is one of the most highly touted signees of Nebraska's 2014 class. Farmer is a four-star offensive lineman from Highland, Illinois, who chose Nebraska over Illinois, Missouri, and Minnesota. Farmer's 6'4" 315 lb. frame will be a big boost to Nebraska's pipeline as he should compete for playing time right away. Farmer was ranked as the #4 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals, making their overall Top 100 list as well.

Chris Jones, a three star defensive back from Jacksonville, Florida was a late commitment for the Huskers. You have to think Nebraska's win over Georgia in the Gator Bowl didn't hurt the Huskers chances as Jones committed three weeks after the bowl game. Jones chose Nebraska over Purdue, South Florida, and Indiana among others.

Mick Stoltenberg is another in state signee for the Huskers. A three star offensive lineman from Gretna, Stoltenberg posses the frame needed to play on the perimeter of the offensive line.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 243606781 - 1011now.com/a?a=243606781
Gray Television, Inc.