ESD Greg's Guys: No. 4 Linebacker Nick Henrich
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ESD Greg’s Guys: No. 4 Linebacker Nick Henrich

December 19, 2018

On Wednesday, 4-star (HV Rating: 93.1) linebacker Nick Henrich‍ signed his letter of intent to become a Husker. He is my No. 4 Early Signing Day Greg’s Guy. 

I’ll actually never forget where I was when Nick Henrich committed to Nebraska. That’s because I was out at sea on an Alaskan cruise when he announced he was joining the class. For the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time in Omaha watching the Omaha Burke Bulldogs play football. It’s hard to have watched No. 42 roam on defense and not be impressed. 

His anticipation at the linebacker spot is special. His combination of size and athleticism is, too. He shoots gaps, he wraps up, he doesn’t get caught out of position, he has the speed to chase down plays from the backside, he doesn’t miss tackles, he looks unblockable at times and he plays the game the right way. 

Henrich will join an inside linebacker group next season where the major players will include Mohamed Barry and Will Honas. In addition, Jackson Hannah and Garrett Snodgrass will join the room to help stock the cupboard for Barrett Ruud. 

In eight games this season, Henrich tallied 96 tackles, 20 TFLs and 5 sacks. The Burke star doesn’t just have the chance to be a star at the college level on the field but there is no better player for him to hone his leadership skills under than Barry. Henrich will join the Huskers as an early enrollee in January.

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