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It’s walk-on Wednesday, so what better time to talk about the Huskers’ activity recently in building their walk-on class? On back-to-back nights this week Nebraska added to the walk-on class for 2020.
Tight end Nate Boerkircher of Aurora was first to make things official on Monday evening. The Aurora standout has been in contact with the Huskers for a while having attended Friday Night Lights and the Big Red BBQ this summer. He picked up his preferred walk-on offer on Saturday at the game.
— Nate Boerkircher (@Boerkirchern87) October 1, 2019
Boerkircher is surely thrilled be joining the walk-on just like his older brother Ian did.
Waverly athlete Mason Nieman received his preferred walk-on offer on Monday. He didn’t need much time to think about it. Nieman announced his commitment to the Huskers on Tuesday evening to keep the run going for the Huskers.
— Mason Nieman (@mason_nieman) October 2, 2019
Nieman plans to return to Lincoln this weekend for the game against Northwestern. He told Hail Varsity on Wednesday what led to him making the decision to join the walk-on class.
“I grew up wearing a Huskers jersey dreaming of playing for them,” Nieman said. “It’s always been a dream of mine.”
Nieman is the fourth known walk-on for Nebraska in the 2020 class. He joins Boerkircher, Norris' Ashton Hausmann and Lincoln Southeast offensive lineman Xavier Trevino. The Huskers have continued to make the walk-on program a focus under head coach Scott Frost. Someone who played at Nebraska in a time where the walk-on program was as its heights, he understands the value in it.
We have already seen 2019 walk-ons Luke Reimer and kicker Dylan Jorgensen get snaps in games as freshmen this season. Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud has been complimentary of linebacker Caden McCormack. We have also seen some guys from Frost’s first walk-on class in 2018 get on the field. That group is headlined by defensive back Isaiah Stalbird who seems poised to become a scholarship player one day.
The 2020 walk-on class is just getting off the ground. Expect more additions to the storied tradition.
>> Ronald Delancy, the Miami cornerback who visited Lincoln officially last weekend, announced he was leaving the Louisville recruiting class.
No hard feelings respect my decision 🤷🏾♂️😔…. pic.twitter.com/eqqLcDIdem
— Ronald Delancy III ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@_TherealkingRjj) October 2, 2019
>> Notre Dame commit and Omaha Burke star Xavier Watts is continuing to make big plays in all three phases of the game during his senior season.
— Hudl (@Hudl) October 2, 2019
>> Defensive lineman Marquis Black took an official visit to Lincoln over the weekend and seems to have enjoyed his trip.
— Tomeka black (@Tomekablack3) October 1, 2019
>> Utah lineman Alex Harrison is set for his official visit this weekend. Nebraska is recruiting him to play defensive line.
— Alex (Al)Harrison (@BigAlHarrison1) October 2, 2019
>> I caught up with Huskers quarterback commit Logan Smothers who is as excited as ever for Nebraska’s rebuild. (Premium)
>> Nebraska is looking to get back on track against Northwestern according to offensive coordinator Troy Walters.
>> Khalil Davis is suspended for the game against Northwestern due to a play from the Ohio State game.
>> Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg spoke at Big Ten Media Day on Wednesday.
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.