The Huskers just added another thumper on the second level of its future defense.
On Wednesday, Nebraska added its eighth commitment of the 2019 class when 3-star linebacker (HV Rating: 87.9) Jackson Hannah from Montgomery Bell High School in Nashville, Tennessee, announced on Twitter that he was verbally committing.
— jackson hannah (@jacksonhannah5) June 6, 2018
Last season, the defender racked up a reported 52 tackles with nine tackles for loss and three sacks as an outside linebacker. This year for his senior season, Hannah will move to inside linebacker where he will play for Barrett Ruud at Nebraska. The move inside is something that Hannah told me after his unofficial visit to Nebraska that he welcomed. Before making the decision, Hannah told Hail Varsity that he was looking for some specific things in his future school.
“Well, the family aspect is huge for me. I don’t care as much about the facilities or swag. It’s really where I fit in the best, what defense can I help the most. I’m also really looking at the people involved in the program as well.”
— Barrett Ruud (@BarrettRuud) June 6, 2018
Hannah chose Nebraska over scholarship offers from Arkansas, California, Alabama, LSU and Oregon among others. Coach Ruud deserves a hat tip for closing this recruitment because just a month ago it was thought that Cal and Arkansas had raced out to an early lead.
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.