The Huskers just added another piece to the 2021 recruiting class puzzle.
Nebraska received some good news on Saturday when 3-star (HV Rating: 83.5) Marques Buford—the No. 1 prep school player in the country—committed to the team. The defensive back announced his decision on Twitter.
— Marques Buford Jr🐐 (@marques_buford) July 18, 2020
The do it all athlete is about to embark on a year of prep school at St. Thomas More in Connecticut. Before that he spent the last two seasons at Cedar Hill Trinity Christian in Texas. During the last two seasons, Buford helped his high school team win back-to-back state championships.
— Kenny Wilhite (@coachwilhite) July 18, 2020
Buford was productive everywhere he lined up as a senior, racking up 40 tackles with five for loss. He also picked off three passes. Buford also returned kicks and punts for his team and played running back and wide receiver. He accounted for 670 all-purpose yards.
Buford had 22 scholarship offers. He picked Nebraska over a final group that included Texas A&M and Washington State. The defender is originally from the Chicago area, which is how he knows new Husker Alante Brown. Last weekend, Buford and his family made a trip to Lincoln to check out campus. They got to reconnect with Brown and meet cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt.
He is now the second defensive back commit in the 2021 recruiting class, joining Lardarius Webb. Buford is the 13th known commitment for this cycle.
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.