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Don’t say anything to anyone as it would violate the “silent” part of what I’m about to write, but there’s plenty of chatter out there that Cameron Lenhardt has been a “silent commit” to Nebraska for a while now. Things can always change in recruiting, and do, but Lenhardt’s leanings haven’t been a particularly well-kept secret to this point.
The cloak-and-dagger-ness of it all will end soon enough as Lenhardt announced his commitment date this weekend.
Announcing my commitment Thursday (8/25) at 6:30pm EST #AGTG
— Cameron Lenhardt (@CameronLenhardt) August 20, 2022
The Huskers remain the apparent front-runner for the 6-foot-3, 240-pound edge rusher from IMG Academy. Nebraska fans have been eagerly awaiting news on Lenhardt’s college choice since 4-star Louisiana edge rusher Ashley Williams Jr, somewhat strangely, committed to NU on July 10 only to decommit three weeks later, visit Auburn and commit to the Tigers shortly thereafter.
Lenhardt, originally from Staten Island, N.Y., has been diligent through his recruiting process so far. He counts offers from Miami, Tennessee, Arkansas, Michigan State and Penn State, among others. Lenhardt has visited State College four times, but the Huskers made a hard charge this summer.
“I will say something that stood out the most was just the coaching staff,” Lenhardt told Hail Varsity following his official visit to Lincoln in June. “They’re a great group of guys and great men. It’s somewhere I can picture myself being. Plus, Coach [Scott] Frost is a cool dude.”
Nebraska is the only official visit the 4-star prospect has taken.
The Huskers’ staff and players will be in Ireland preparing to face Northwestern in Dublin at Aviva Stadium on Aug. 27. If things shake out like most expect, Lenhardt might be the first verbal commitment Nebraska has received while on foreign soil.
>>Lincoln East wide receiver Malachi Coleman remains awash in offers.
Where’s home?? pic.twitter.com/i9Svu3P10B
— Malachi Coleman (@ChiColeman23) August 21, 2022
>>Lenhardt and IMG Academy made their season debut this week. You can check out his first game highlights below.
Check out my 1st game highlight – https://t.co/L8EwF6Kjwx
— Cameron Lenhardt (@CameronLenhardt) August 21, 2022
>>Scott Frost met with the media ahead of Nebraska’s departure for Dublin on Monday.
>>Red swept White in Nebraska volleyball’s annual scrimmage on Saturday. Plenty of coverage here: Game Story, Photos, Notebook.
>>Roommates and fellow Nebraskans Garrett Nelson and Nick Henrich shared a moment upon learning they were selected captains for 2022.
Brandon is the Managing Editor for Hail Varsity and has covered Nebraska athletics for the magazine and web since 2012, Hail Varsity’s first season on the scene. His sports writing has also been featured by Fox Sports, The Guardian and CBS Sports.