Defensive players from around the country during Nebraska's visiting week.
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ESD Greg’s Guys: No. 3 Athlete Gage Stenger

December 15, 2021

On Wednesday, 3-star defensive back Gage Stenger signed his letter of intent to become a Husker. He is my No. 3 Early Signing Day Greg’s Guy.

The Huskers flipped the Millard South athlete from Kansas State quietly back in October. Stenger played all over the field during his time at Millard South. He got time at wide receiver, safety and quarterback during his career. Stenger is a good athlete with a 38-inch vertical jump and a 4.55 40-yard dash. He checks all the boxes at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. That’s not the best thing about his game according to his coach Andy Means.

“Number one, he’s got a great football IQ,” Means said. “He knows the game. He’s out there on offense and defense basically directing people. The other thing is, he is a very fierce competitor. He absolutely hates to lose. Those two things are really intangibles. He loves playing the game but he wants to win.”

Stenger is a prospect that impresses you more in games than in a camp setting. His ability to be a Swiss-Army knife for Millard South this season was impressive. Stenger threw for 1,385 yards and 17 touchdowns. He rushed for 581 yards and 11 touchdowns. The future defender also played well on defense when called on. He only had 12 total tackles but the team needed him at quarterback so he played defense part-time.

As for his career with the Huskers I’m told the Huskers see Stenger in a role similar to what JoJo Domann played for the team. The Huskers are trying to build a nice group of players with that skill set. Former Lincoln Southeast star Isaac Gifford filled in for Domann after injury. Javin Wright could also see time in that role pending his health.

Nebraska is getting a very good football player in Stenger. He’s a local product that many will watch with great anticipation. He has risen up the recruiting rankings through his senior season as evaluators get a chance to see his athleticism.

Stenger will enroll at Nebraska this summer.

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