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Texas All-American Sprinter Turner Becomes First Commitment of Matt Rhule Era

December 06, 2022

Nebraska gained a commitment out of left field on Tuesday that fits head coach Matt Rhule’s blueprint for rebuilding the Huskers.

Brice Turner, a senior speedster out of Bay City, Texas, announced his commitment to play football and run track at Nebraska. Turner is a 6-foot-2 wide receiver and running back and two-time state champion sprinter. He’s also a four-time All-American sprinter. Turner runs a 10.25 100, 20.97 200 and a 47.78 400.

As a senior he was an auxiliary running back for Bay City, running for 170 yards with two touchdowns on just 14 carries this season. He caught 22 passes, six for touchdowns, while spanning 495 yards. He was also a return specialist for Bay City.

Turner is an unranked composite recruit out of Texas. He fits Rhule’s idea for rebuilding Nebraska by getting speed and talent at skill positions with high upsides coaches can develop.

News of Turner’s commitment came hours after Nebraska’s first pledge of the 2023 recruiting class, Pierce senior Benjamin Brahmer, announced he was flipping his commitment to Iowa State. Four former commits have since decommited from Nebraska since Rhule was introduced as head coach.

Turner is currently the 12th recruit in Nebraska’s 2023 class. As of his commitment, Nebraska ranks No. 62 in the composite rankings.

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