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Nebraska Recruiting: Battle Creek Senior Trent Uhlir Accepts Huskers’ PWO Offer

August 08, 2023

Nebraska’s 2024 recruiting class grew on Monday night with another legacy commitment.

Battle Creek running back and linebacker Trent Uhlir pledged on Monday to join Nebraska as a preferred walk-on. He is the son of former Nebraska I-back Todd Uhlir, also a walk-on. Three of his uncles also played in Lincoln.

“I’ve always dreamed of following my family’s footsteps and now that I am it’s a dream come true,” he announced in a social media post. “I’d like to thank Coach Rhule and his staff for believing in my abilities and giving me an opportunity of a lifetime.”

Uhlir attended Nebraska’s fullback camp back in June to expand his workload. He’s rushed for 917 and 813 yards, respectively, in each of the last two seasons. He made 61 tackles, 7.6 per game, as a linebacker last season. Uhlir is also a standout track athlete and champion thrower at Battle Creek. He clocked new personal records in the discus (188 feet, 2 inches) and shot put (61 feet, 11.5 inches) this spring.

The Battle Creek senior tagged running backs coach EJ Barthel, linebackers coach Rob Dvoracek, defensive coordinator Tony White, special teams coordinator Ed Foley and offensive football assistant Christian Ellsworth in the announcement. Ellsworth is a native of Grand Island and a graduate of Northwest. So it is uncertain at this point which side of the ball likely focus on following his senior year of high school.

Uhlir joins fellow adjacent fullback Izaac Dickey of Cross County as committed preferred walk-ons in Nebraska’s 2024 class. The Battle Creek standout is the first to join the class since 4-star offensive lineman Preston Taumua nearly a full month ago. Including scholarship players, Nebraska’s 2024 recruiting class stands at 26 members and No. 21 in the composite rankings.

Recruit Watch

Lincoln East linebacker and running back Dash Bauman announced his commitment to Wyoming on Tuesday. Bauman, headed into his senior season, is in line to join the Cowboys’ defense upon his arrival in Laramie. He also held offers from Air Force, Navy, Northern Iowa and South Dakota State. Bauman, 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, ran 14.35 in the 110 hurdles and 39.00 in the 300 hurdles at the Class A State Championships this spring. He’s made 176 tackles in the last two seasons with an interception in each year. The Spartans kickoff at Kearney on August 25.

Nebraska extended a scholarship offer to 2025 tight end Nate Roberts from Washington, Oklahoma. He is the composite No. 2 tight end in that class and the 4-star recruit committed to Notre Dame in June.

Four-star offensive lineman Grant Brix is reportedly nearing a decision. The big man from Logan-Magnolia, Iowa, once again visited Nebraska for the BBQ just before fall camp.


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