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Nebraska Recruiting: Cameron Lenhardt Commits and His IMG Season Is Underway

August 29, 2022

Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Hail Varsity recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.

The first week of Nebraska football’s season has come and gone, and we’ve all returned home. The last week has felt like a blur, which is wild to think about because Nebraska secured commitment No. 14 of the 2023 recruiting class during that time.

The commitment didn’t slip by anyone. Everyone reported on it, but it felt like it didn’t get as much attention because Nebraska was in another country at the time.

So let’s talk more about it.

Cameron Lenhardt—the 4-star edge we’ve been waiting on for weeks to announce his decision—finally committed to Nebraska. The 6-foot-3 and 240-pound prospect’s final list of programs he was interested in included Michigan State, Penn State and Nebraska. He had offers from all over the country, though, drawing plenty of Power Five interest.

Lenhardt — who is originally from New York — transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in 2021. He worked primarily at the edge rusher spot for IMG, but also saw some snaps at linebacker. Per 247Sports, Lenhardt is the No. 33 edge recruit in the country. He is also considered a top-300 prospect nationally.

The first game of Lenhardt’s senior season didn’t go as planned. Miami Central stunned IMG, who was ranked fourth in the nation by MaxPreps, 20-14 last Friday. However, there is plenty of season ahead for IMG and Lenhardt.

Nebraska fans could hypothetically see Lenhardt in person this fall if they wanted to make the drive to De Smet Jesuit in St. Louis, Missouri. IMG faces the Spartans on Friday, Sept. 2. Kickoff is scheduled between the two for 7 p.m. CT. For Husker fans who want to check the game out but don’t want to make the drive, a live stream of the game will also be available.

As for the rest of Lenhardt’s season, here’s IMG’s full schedule (kickoff is schedule for 7 p.m. ET, unless otherwise noted):

Fri. 8/26 (Week 1) – Miami Central

Fri. 9/2 (Week 2) – @ St. Louis (Missouri) De Smet Jesuit

Fri. 9/9 (Week 3) – Salt Lake City East, Utah, 7 p.m. MT

Fri. 9/16 (Week 4) – BYE

Fri. 9/23 (Week 5) – @ Phenix City Central, Alabama, 7 p.m. CT

Fri. 9/30 (Week 6) – Orlando Jones

Fri. 10/7 (Week 7) – Oakdale (Connecticut) St. Thomas Moore

Fri. 10/14 (Week 8) – BYE

Fri. 10/21 (Week 9) – BYE

Fri. 10/28 (Week 10) – Middletown (Delaware)

Fri. 11/4 (Week 11) – West Toronto Prep (Ontario, Canada)

Fri. 11/11 (Week 12) – BYE

Fri. 11/18 (Week 13) – Baltimore (Maryland) St. Frances Academy

Recruit Watch

>> Another edit for Malachi Coleman.

>> On the basketball side of things, Fred Hoiberg and his staff made an offer to Brady Dunlap from California. Sounds like there will be some stiff competition for the prospect though.


>> Texas jumped ahead of Nebraska in the first in-season AVCA Coaches Poll, bumping the Huskers down to No. 2.

>> Casey Thompson is a perfectionist. But he doesn’t need to be perfect for the Huskers to be successful.

>> Senior tight end Travis Vokolek was a bright spot from Nebraska’s loss to Northwestern, turning in his best performance as a Husker.

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