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Junior College Defensive Back Javier Morton Commits to Nebraska

January 18, 2022

The Huskers have added another piece to the secondary.

Nebraska got good news on Tuesday when Garden City Community College defensive back Javier Morton committed to the Huskers. He announced the decision on social media.

Morton (6-2, 185) took an official visit to Nebraska over the weekend. He was originally part of the 2020 class and held more than 30 offers as a high school recruit. The Stone Mountain, Georgia, native was committed to Alabama at one time. Georgia Tech was another school in the mix for Morton out of high school. He went unsigned over academic concerns.

Morton played in nine games as a freshman at Garden City. He finished with 20 tackles and had one sack with a recovered fumble. The Huskers have a number of players in the 2022 recruiting class slotted to play defensive back. Morton joins high school prospects Jalil Martin, Malcolm Hartzog and Jaeden Gould. Junior college transfer Deshon Singleton is also joining the program, as well as Arizona State transfer Tommi Hill. The Huskers do need to replace three starters in the room but the program doesn’t lack for options now.

The former Garden City standout is on the Huskers’ board as a cornerback. Nebraska was the first official visit of this recruiting cycle for Morton. He has three years to play three seasons at Nebraska. The defender is the 16th commitment for the 2022 recruiting class. The program has 13 high school players and three junior college commitments.

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