The Huskers added some pass rush help on Tuesday.
Nebraska added a piece for Erik Chinander’s 2020 defense when 3-star (HV Rating: 81.5) defensive end/outside linebacker Junior Aho committed. He announced his decision via Twitter.
— junior aho (@AhoJunior) November 26, 2019
The unique prospect (6-3, 255) originally hails from Nice, France. He first arrived in the United States in January. He has only been playing football since 2015 but accepted an opportunity to play JUCO ball at New Mexico Military Institute. It’s the same school that produced former defensive back Zach Bowman.
Aho made an impact immediately. During his freshman year at NMMI, he recorded 37 tackles, eight for loss, 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown. Those stats helped him to become a first-team All-SWJCFC selection.
— junior aho (@AhoJunior) November 13, 2019
The Huskers’ latest commit held double-digit scholarship offers including Minnesota, Kansas and SMU. He is a four-for-three prospect so he will have four years to play three seasons. Aho picked up his offer earlier this month. He and JUCO inside linebacker Jamoi Hodge are the 14th and 15th known commitments for the 2020 recruiting class.
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.