Nebraska continues to search for guys that can get after the quarterback and have offered a new one in the 2019 cycle.
4-star defensive end/outside linebacker Mohamoud Diabate from Auburn, Alabama, fits the type of athletic outside linebacker that Bob Diaco and Trent Bray are searching for in their 3-4 defense. He has a handful of Power 5 offers right now including Louisville, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.
Diabate has good size (6-4, 215) and his sophomore film shows good speed off the edge. He’s a very good athlete who could flourish in a CAT linebacker role at Nebraska. Diabate tells me that Nebraska started talking to him very last week and he was offered on Friday.
He also told me that Bray is his primary recruiter and that his high school team made the switch from the 3-4 defense to the 4-3 so he has experience playing both. However, the Huskers are recruiting him as an outside linebacker.
Diabate has no timetable for a decision at the point or any favorites but he does hope to make it to Lincoln for a visit after this season.
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.