The Huskers have added a pass rusher to the 2021 recruiting class.
Nebraska tapped back into Miami when 3-star (HV Rating: 88.0) outside linebacker Patrick Payton announced his commitment to Nebraska.
Blessed To Say Im Committed To The University Of Nebraska 🙏🏽📍 @coach_frost @CoachChinander @CoachTFisher @coachdawsgbr @CoachVerne @247Sports @Andrew_Ivins pic.twitter.com/YsgkVlhHmS
— Pat Payton🪐 (@PatPayton6) May 1, 2020
The edge rusher—who stands at 6-foot-5 and 205-pounds—hasn’t been able to visit Nebraska yet. He gives the Huskers another athletic option at a position of need. In 2019 Payton was a Miami Herald All-Dade 8A-5A first-team selection after posting a 17.5 sack season at Miami High.
Boom!!! Another brick. One at a time! #Blackshirt pic.twitter.com/USAv9zQzsa
— Ryan Held (@CoachRHeld) May 1, 2020
The Huskers newest commitment held double digit scholarship offers including Florida State, Georgia, Miami and Penn State. Payton is the sixth known commitment of the 2021 recruiting class. He is also the third linebacker of the class joining South Dakota 4-star inside linebacker Randolph Kpai and Georgia 3-star inside linebacker Chris Paul.
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.