5 Thoughts on the Commitment of 4-star DB Henry Gray
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5 Thoughts on the Commitment of 4-star DB Henry Gray

September 20, 2019

On Thursday, 4-star (HV Rating: 92.6) defensive back Henry Gray‍ committed to Nebraska. The Florida native became the 11th known member of the Huskers’ 2020 recruiting class. He chose Nebraska over Florida, Penn State, Michigan and Ohio State. Gray became the second defensive back to join the class along with Tamon Lynum.

Here are five quick thoughts on the commitment.

Travis Fisher Doing Work

Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher has quietly become one of Nebraska’s best recruiters. We hear the least about the targets that Fisher values. Once we do hear about them, the Huskers have a good shot at landing the prospect. Fisher was the deciding factor in this recruitment and deserves credit. His resume is getting impressive at Nebraska. It will continue to grow if he can land JUCO DB Brian George, flip T. Lee from Arizona State or sign California 4-star Darion Green-Warren.

Florida Connection Back

After not signing any recruits from the state of Florida last cycle the Huskers are back at it in the Sunshine State. Nebraska now has Gray, Tamon Lynum and Marvin Scott III in the 2020 class from Florida. The first commit of the 2021 class RJ Sorensen is also from Florida. Perhaps what happened last cycle was just a blip on the radar. Nebraska will continue recruiting Florida hard as the years go on.

Another Versatile Defensive Back

The Huskers are stacking up defensive backs that can play some corner as well as safety. The good thing that comes with that is Gray is another addition that likes contact. He’s a physical player that will come down and help in run support. Fisher clearly wants that type of physicality in his room as this staff navigates the Big Ten. 

First From the Weekend

It was a matter of time before someone that took a visit for the Northern Illinois game committed to the Huskers. The atmosphere was great and the feedback was too positive from the recruits not to make a big impact. I still think Nebraska comes away with at least two more verbals from the official visitors, plus a couple from 2021 prospects in Lincoln on unofficial visits. 

Tough HS competition

Gray is consistently facing tremendous competition while playing for Miami Central High School. You know that when he arrives in Lincoln there won't be as much shock about the level he needs to raise his play to in order to get on the field. Those type of intangible things can add up when looking at the big picture with a recruit. 

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