The Huskers just picked up another lean, athletic offensive lineman.
On Wednesday, Nebraska got a commitment from 3-star (HV Rating: 82.2) offensive lineman Jimmy Fritzsche. The Greenville, South Carolina native announced his decision at a school ceremony before signing his letter of intent.
Congratulations to senior Jimmy Fritzsche and his family on signing with Nebraska today. Great speech on Greenville High before signing. Go Raiders! pic.twitter.com/iYmCWrxt1p
— Greenville High (@GHS_Raiders) December 19, 2018
The standout from Greenville High School saw his recruiting stock soar over the last few weeks leading to the early signing period. Nebraska had been on him for months prior to his scheduled official visit to Lincoln the weekend of Dec. 14. Just prior to taking that official visit, Fritzsche took an unofficial visit to Clemson and picked up a scholarship offer from the home state school.
Despite the late push from the Tigers, the Huskers won his signature. The lineman told Hail Varsity on Tuesday afternoon what the pushed things over the edge for Nebraska.
“The relationships I’ve built with the coaches and the building phase that is quickly progressing,” he said.
Fritzsche, who stands at 6-foot-7, 250-pounds, held a dozen scholarship offers. The Huskers beat out Clemson in his final two but Fritzsche also took official visits to Connecticut and Syracuse. The former tight end has signed his National Letter of Intent and will enroll this summer.
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.