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The Huskers have yet to add a running back for the class of 2020. One thing I feel pretty comfortable saying is that 3-star (HV Rating: 85.7) running back Sevion Morrison is one of Huskers’ top targets at the position.
The playmaking runner announced his upcoming commitment date Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.
Commitment date: August 21st
At Edison highschool in the epac !😈
— Sevion morrison ⚡️ (@SevyMorrison28) August 7, 2019
The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native took an official visit to Lincoln on June 21. Things went very well for Morrison during that visit. After leaving Lincoln he told Hail Varsity that Nebraska has the family vibe he is looking for. That vibe is the biggest thing he needs to find in the school he selects.
Morrison also opened up about the type of fit he would be in Frost’s offense back in June.
“Man, I think it’s perfect honestly,” Morrison said. “The way Coach Frost uses his running backs, they do everything. They go from the slot, to empty running out the backfield, to the pitch on the option. They do everything. You won’t be the running back just running up the hole, it’s an all-around back.”
As a junior, the Edison Prep star had a big season. He rushed for more than 2,700 yards and tallied 38 total touchdowns. For his final year of high school, he has set even bigger goals—3,000 yards and 75 total touchdowns.
Morrison named the Huskers his leader following that June official visit. He planned to take official visits to both Arkansas and Missouri but won’t be able to because the dead period doesn’t end before his announcement date. He has visited both those schools for unofficial visits. The Huskers were his first scholarship offer, making that offer a special one.
That said, the announcement date seems to be good news for Nebraska who would love to add the talented running back to the class. Nebraska did bring in one other running back for an official visit this summer. Marvin Scott III from Port Orange, Florida, made the tip to Lincoln with his family. Beyond Morrison and Scott there are not a lot of clear options. It wouldn’t surprise me if an additional prospect or two emerges early in the season.
Running back recruiting in the class of 2020 is intriguing.
In the 2019 class, the Huskers added JUCO running back Dedrick Mills along with prep runners Rahmir Johnson and Ronald Thompkins. Offensive weapon Wan’Dale Robinson will spend time in the backfield plus Maurice Washington is back for his sophomore season. It’s a competitive room and every player I just named has multiple years of eligibility left.
Running backs coach Ryan Held believes in fierce competition and is a strong recruiter. He is always looking to add to his group with the best talent possible. On Aug. 21, we will find out if Morrison is his latest addition to an impressive stable of backs.
>> Marvin Scott III, who took an official visit to Nebraska this summer, tweeted his official Michigan offer on Wednesday.
— Marvin Scott III (@Mscott4__) August 7, 2019
>> Will Schweitzer, a 2021 defender from California, picked up an offer from Nebraska on Tuesday evening.
I’m excited and blessed to say I have recieved an offer from the University of Nebraska!! Thank you @CoachChinander. All glory to the man above🙏🏼 #GBR 🌽🌽@LGHSAthletics @BrandonHuffman @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/yqkJ7Ia3RP
— Will Schweitzer (@WillSchweitzer2) August 6, 2019
>> The Nebraska recruiting department is ready to get the 2020 and 2021 classes rolling with this new graphic and hashtag.
— Nebraska FB Recruiting (@NEB_Recruiting) August 7, 2019
>> The Hail Varsity staff gave observations on the first open practice of fall camp.
>> Ryan Held spoke about new running back Dedrick Mills on Wednesday and he is a hammer.
>> Competition is key for Nebraska early in fall camp, writes Erin Sorensen.
>> Check out the sights and sounds from Nebraska’s fifth fall practice.
>> You don’t want to miss the photo gallery from Wednesday’s open practice.
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.