With national signing day only days away, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football program isn’t messing around.
Over the weekend, the school added a whopping six commitments to its 2014 and 2015 recruiting classes, via ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren (subscription required).
For 2014, Nebraska added three 247Sports composite 3-star recruits in quarterback AJ Bush and defensive ends Blake McClain and DeAndre Willis. The school also got a good jump on 2015, adding a pair of 4-star recruits in cornerback Eric Lee and safety Avery Anderson, while unrated athlete Kendall Bussey is another solid acquisition.
All in all, the Cornhuskers did well to attack positions of need.
For starters, it’s no secret that the team will need help under center following the departure of Taylor Martinez. Aside from Bush, Nebraska also has 3-star signal-caller Zack Darlington to add to its quarterback depth.
However, McClain was easily the biggest pickup of the weekend, as far as the 2014 class is concerned.
A former Florida State commit, the 6’4”, 285-pounder decommitted on Jan. 30. The departure of defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt played a large role in that.
After taking one visit to Lincoln, McClain knew where he belonged.
“The whole week has been hectic,” the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. native said, via Omaha.com’s Sam McKewon. “Crazy. Stressful. But I’m happy with my decision. This is where I want to be.”
The Cornhuskers also added some much-needed talent on defense for the future in Lee and Anderson. The two 4-star recruits the team has in its 2015 class is already as many as Nebraska has in 2014.
With the additions, the school now has 26 commitments for this class—one that currently ranks No. 34 in the nation and No. 5 in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports' football recruiting team rankings.
Unless otherwise noted, all recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.