From: Lincoln Southwest HS, Lincoln, NE
Stars: Scout 3, Rivals 4
Josh Banderas is a linebacker from the home city of the Cornhuskers, Lincoln, NE. And he also goes to my high school alma mater, which is awesome. Go Silver Hawks!
Banderas is a legacy recruit. His dad, Tom Banderas, played for Coach Osborne from 1985 to 1987.
Josh Banderas started as somewhat of an unknown recruit but has picked up steam. He started to receive interest from Oregon, USC and Wisconsin but has remained faithful to Nebraska.
This weekend he attended the Rivals 100 5 Star Challenge, and because of that performance, this Sunday he received his official invitation to the US Army All American Bowl.
I apologize about the lack of video highlights, but I could not find any that were free to watch. But if you watch the video, you will hear Banderas's stats, and you'll see why he is a great linebacker.
This is a player that Nebraska fans will love. He can diagnose the offense and make great plays. He has speed, he won the class A hurdles and strength and his stock has not finished rising.
He will continue to get more and more national attention. Rivals already has him as the 13th best linebacker, and odds are he will continue to rise.
It will be interesting to see if he can fight for playing time against the other young linebackers Nebraska has, like Rose, Brown and Afalava. But Banderas has star written all over him.