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New Jersey Offensive Lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins Picks Huskers

December 15, 2021

Nebraska landed a high school offensive lineman in the 2022 class.

Nebraska picked up an interior line prospect on the first day of the early signing period when New Jersey lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins committed to the team. He announced his decision on social media.

Evans-Jenkins (6-2, 270) is a new name on the radar for Husker fans. The first time he was linked with the Huskers publicly was when he popped up on the visit list last weekend. The Huskers got the final visit from the Irvington High School prospect. Irvington might sound familiar to Husker fans. It is the same high school that inside linebacker Mikai Gbayor joined the team from last cycle.

Adding a high school offensive lineman to the class was important for the Huskers. The Huskers have been without an offensive lineman since early September. That’s when Valen Erickson flipped to Missouri. The focus will be on transfers to help the position but the team needs a long term player in the mix too.

The lineman chose the Huskers over 15 scholarship offers. Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Indiana were among those offers. West Virginia was the school the Huskers most closely battled for his signature. Evans-Jenkins is the first high school prospect to commit to new offensive line coach Donovan Raiola. The Huskers are continuing to add potential new players to the group that struggled in 2020. The team has landed transfer scholarship offensive lineman Kevin Williams Jr. recently.

I’d look for at least two more transfer linemen to join the mix this offseason.

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