Nebraska added another player to its 2020 recruiting class on Tuesday when outside linebacker Blaise Gunnerson from Carroll, Iowa, committed to the Huskers.
— Blaise Gunnerson (@b_gunnerson) July 2, 2019
Gunnerson was in Lincoln to participate in Nebraska’s first Friday Night Lights camp of the summer. The 6-foot-5 and 250-pound outsider linebacker put on a show too, impressing those in attendance.
— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) June 15, 2019
The official visit that followed after the camp performance was Gunnerson’s fourth visit to Nebraska since last season ended. He was in Lincoln for the Huskers’ spring game and started has built a bond with fellow Nebraska commit Turner Corcoran and priority target Xavier Watts.
Nebraska likes Gunnerson as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense, and his performance in the Friday Night Lights camp highlighted why. It wasn’t just his pass-rushing moves that impressed but also his eagerness to get extra reps and how much he hustled on the field.
The Huskers hope to start a tradition of cherry-picking top talent out of Iowa. Gunnerson had a handful of scholarship offers to his name and chose Nebraska over Iowa State and Iowa. He is the seventh known commitment of the 2020 class.
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.