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At No. 6, an equal number of five Huskers a piece come the states of Illinois, Florida, and Missouri.
Florida has been a state that Nebraska has gone after for a while. One of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game, Tommie Frazier, came from Florida and led Nebraska to back-to-back national titles. Nebraska also has a history of playing bowl games in the Sunshine State, playing 20 of their 48 bowl games in Florida. Some current Huskers from Florida are tackle Tyler Moore, quarterback Brion Carnes, cousin of Frazier, and kicker/punter Mauro Bondi. Considering the Big Ten's top 3 non BCS bowls are in Florida, the Sunshine state should continue to be a key state for Nebraska.
Illinois is a new state for the Huskers, but is a state that figures to play a key part for Nebraska in the future. Illinois is the largest state in the Big Ten and produces Big Ten players. Nebraska will also play at least one game every two years in Illinois by being in the same division as Northwestern. Four of the current Illinois natives are underclassmen, with two players having not yet reached campus. The only upperclassman is PJ Mangeri who is the starting long snapper for Nebraska. Current players include safety Corey Cooper (pictured), wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp, and defensive tackle Vincent Valentine.
Missouri has been another state that Nebraska has gone to for years. Players like Grant Wistrom came from here. But Nebraska will no longer play Missouri every year because the Tigers are in the SEC and Nebraska in the Big Ten. But as a border state, Nebraska should still play a factor here. Current players from Missouri include linebacker Will Compton, defensive tackle Chase Rome, and linebacker Michael Rose.
Currently Nebraska has no recruits from either of these states.