The Huskers have landed another defensive commitment for the 2022 recruiting class.
Nebraska got a boost to the class on Wednesday when Florida defensive lineman Hayden Schwartz committed to the program. He announced his commitment via Twitter.
— Hayden Schwartz (@hayden_schw47) July 14, 2021
The lineman (6-foot-4, 245 pounds) took an official visit to Nebraska back on June 11. Schwartz also took an official visit to Michigan on June 4. The defender from The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, was one of Nebraska’s preferred targets on the defensive line this recruiting cycle.
Schwartz was a force for his team that went 10-3 and made 4A state final in 2020. He totaled 68 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss and four sacks during his junior season.
The latest Huskers pledge is the first defensive lineman to commit for the 2022 recruiting class. The program has a lot of young defensive linemen in the program. That could allow them to only take one more player to join defensive line coach Tony Tuioti’s room this cycle.
Schwartz picked Nebraska over 27 offers including those from Michigan, Indiana, Iowa State, Northwestern and Miami. The Huskers now have eight total commitments for the 2022 cycle as we get set to kick off fall camp at the end of July.
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.