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.
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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.
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.