The Huskers received good news on Saturday evening. That’s when 3-star (HV Rating: 84.3) linebacker Seth Malcom committed to the Huskers. He announced his decision on social media.
— Seth Malcom (@SMalcom8) June 6, 2020
Malcom has one of the most unique stories of any player that Nebraska was recruiting this cycle. It’s rare for a prospect that plays eight-man football to garner this type of attention as he holds a handful of scholarship offers. The Iowa native projects as an inside linebacker and has been highly productive for his team totaling almost 200 tackles over the last two seasons.
— Erik Chinander (@CoachChinander) June 6, 2020
The Huskers were among the first to offer Malcom a scholarship. The staff saw his potential early coming from eight-man football. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander—who leads the charge on Iowa targets—has been the point person on his recruitment. Malcom was last in Lincoln in January for Junior Day. He held scholarship offers from Kansas State, Iowa State and Minnesota among others.
Nebraska now has four linebackers in the 2021 recruiting class. Malcom joins Chris Paul Jr and Randolph Kpai as inside linebackers. Patrick Payton is the lone prospect slated to play outside linebacker at this time. Malcom is the second Iowa native in the class joining offensive lineman Henry Lutovsky. The Huskers’ class now sits at nine known commitments.
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.