Nebraska Recruiting: Recapping a Busy Week for the Huskers
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Nebraska Lands Junior College Running Back Anthony Grant

January 16, 2022

The Huskers have added another running back to the mix for the 2022 season.

Hail Varsity can confirm that New Mexico Military Institute running back Anthony Grant has committed to Nebraska. Grant (5-11, 200) told Hail Varsity that he is joining the program.

“I just loved the school,” Grant said. “The tradition and what they had to offer me.”

Grant is a bounce back from Florida State. He came into the weekend without an offer from the Huskers but now he will be part of the growing group of players coming into the program this month.

Grant dominated junior college the last two seasons. He racked up 1,730 yards rushing last year with 18 touchdowns, averaging 7.2 yards per carry at NMMI. Grant is originally from Buford High School in Georgia. That’s the same high school that the Huskers got Gabe Ervin Jr. from.

Grant was scheduled to also visit FAU and USC this month but those visits won’t happen now. Grant told Hail Varsity that he will leave Lincoln this weekend, get some of his things together and return for the start of spring semester. He’ll be joining the winter conditioning program soon.

The Huskers now have six scholarship running backs on the roster. Grant joins Ervin, Rahmir Johnson, Jacquez Yant, Markese Stepp and Emmett Johnson. The back will have two years of eligibility remaining at Nebraska.

This wasn’t the only Nebraska running back related news of the weekend. Recent transfer commit Deondre Jackson hit a snag with his academics and won’t be joining the team for the spring semester. It remains to be seen if he will join the team this summer. That’s the earliest he’d be able to become a Husker.

Nebraska now has 15 total players in the 2022 recruiting class. It includes 13 high school players and two JUCO transfers.

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