The Huskers just got bigger in the trenches.
Nebraska got some good news on Monday when Utah offensive lineman Branson Yager (6-7, 320) decided to join the 2021 recruiting class. He announced his decision on Twitter.
— Branson Yager (@BransonYager) April 28, 2020
The Huskers offered the Utah native in March and he was immediately excited about the offer as he told Hail Varsity a couple weeks ago.
“I was super excited about the offer,” Yager told Hail Varsity. “I love the Midwest. I was born and raised in Utah but I’ve spent a lot of time on my grandpa’s farm in Kansas hunting. So, I love the Midwest and so I’m really excited to get out there and visit once this is all over.”
— Erik Chinander (@CoachChinander) April 28, 2020
Yager always wanted to make his college choice before his senior season even though the response to COVID-19 threw a monkey wrench in his plans. His relationship is still growing with the Huskers but like he said earlier this month, it’s all about the people and atmosphere at his future school.
“The biggest thing for me is the football isn’t as big to me as the area that I’m living in,” Yager said. "Division I football is going to be good wherever you go. All school have the fancy facilities and all that stuff. I come from a small town and school. Wherever I go is going to be insane to me. So, the biggest thing for me is the atmosphere of the area.
“How the people are. The culture there and how they will treat me. If I can get along with the staff and the players. Those are the people I want to be able to be around and experience. Football won’t be fun if school sucks and I’m not happy living where I am.”
The Huskers’ newest commit also held offers from BYU, Cal, Iowa State, Vanderbilt and Virginia. Yager is the fifth known commitment of the 2021 class for Nebraska. He is also the third offensive lineman in the class.
Keep it locked on Hail Varsity for more to come on Nebraska’s latest commitment.
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.