The Huskers dipped into California to add another linebacker to the 2021 recruiting class.
Will Schweitzer, a 3-star (HV Rating: 88.5) outside linebacker from Los Gatos, California, committed to Nebraska on Thursday.
Big Day… Officially committed to The University Of Nebraska! @coach_frost @CoachChinander @coachdawsgbr @SeanDillonNU @HuskerFBNation @NEB_Recruiting @LGHSAthletics #GBR #BlazeYourOwnTrail #BigMoves💯🌽 pic.twitter.com/aKeeMo2alL
— Will Schweitzer (@WillSchweitzer2) June 11, 2020
The edge rusher, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, was supposed to visit Nebraska in the spring but wasn’t able due to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Los Gatos High School standout has been highly productive the last two seasons. During that time, he’s racked up 218 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and six sacks.
The latest Huskers commit held 22 scholarship offers. Most teams projected him to outside linebacker at the college level but some liked him at inside linebacker. Others even liked him at tight end where he has also played well for his high school team. He’ll join a talented Husker linebacker group coming to Lincoln. It includes Randolph Kpai, Patrick Payton, Chris Paul Jr. and Seth Malcom.
Schweitzer has a similar build to Payton, the other outside linebacker commitment in the class. Both are rangy, athletic players who have great frames to build on at the college level. Payton and Schweitzer have also both produced well against top levels of competition.
The Huskers are now up to 10 known commitments for the 2021 class.
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.