The Huskers have added another player in the trenches.
On Saturday, 3-star (HV Rating: 85.3) defensive tackle Marquis Black committed to the Huskers.
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The Georgia native took an official visit to Nebraska for the Ohio State game. He is now the third prospect that took an official visit for that game who has since committed to Nebraska. There have been four total commits that visited for that game. Offensive tackle, an unofficial visitor that day and 2021 prospect, Teddy Prochazka started the run by committing just before kickoff.
Coming into Black’s official-visit weekend the Huskers were in a strong position with the Eagles’s Landing Christian standout. He had his official visit on the books going back to the summer. Black took a summer official to Arizona and had interest in Kentucky and Virginia Tech. He held 14 scholarship offers.
Before making his announcement public, Black told Hail Varsity the biggest factors in him choosing Nebraska.
“The coaching staff and the school’s academic program,” Black responded.
The defender stands at 6-foot-2, 290-pounds. He has the ability to play all three defensive line positions. Yet, watching his film, he would be very good as a quicker nose tackle with strength to hold up at the point of attack. He will pair nicely with Nebraska’s other defensive tackle commit for this cycle, Nash Hutmacher.
The Huskers now have 14 known commitments for the class of 2020. Nebraska has hit the South hard this cycle with eight commitments from the region.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.