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Huskers Add Commitment From 3-star DL Jailen Weaver

October 31, 2020

The Huskers are on the board with their first defensive line commitment of the 2021 recruiting class.

California 3-star defensive lineman Jailen Weaver committed to Nebraska on Saturday night. He gives the Huskers their first defensive line commitment of the cycle. Weaver (6-8, 280) made his announcement on Twitter with a Halloween-themed edit.

The California defender picked the Huskers over his other two finalists of Indiana and Tennessee. The interesting wrinkle in Weaver’s recruitment is that he’s in a similar boat to many in this class. He was unable to visit any of his final three schools due to COVID-19. Weaver had to rely on the relationships he built with Nebraska’s staff. His lead recruiter was defensive line coach Tony Tuioti.

California isn’t playing high school football this fall in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ll instead play football in the spring. Still, Weaver was a hot commodity out west. He finished with 67 tackles, including 12 for loss and nine sacks in 10 games for Antioch High School as a Junior. He earned honorable mention All-Metro designation by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Weaver is he 20th known commitment for the Huskers in the 2021 recruiting class. Nebraska is likely to take one or two more defensive linemen in this cycle.

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