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Three-Star Hybrid Pass Rusher Willis McGahee IV Commits To Nebraska During Spring Game Visit

April 22, 2023

Nebraska secured its latest commitment in the 2024 recruiting class hours before 2023 Spring Game.

Willis McGahee IV, a 3-star defender from Christopher Columbus High in Miami, announced his commitment Saturday morning. He typically plays as a Jack linebacker/edge rusher and was recruited to fit defensive coordinator Tony White’s scheme. McGahee made 50 tackles and 8.0 sacks as a junior last season at Miami Palmetto.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder is the son of former Miami standout running back Willis McGahee and played at Miami Palmetto last season, home of secondary coach Evan Cooper and defensive backs Corey Collier and Dwight Bootle.

Nebraska offered McGahee in early January and the junior visited Lincoln earlier this spring for a practice. He was one of the first to schedule a visit to Nebraska’s Spring Game on Saturday.

McGahee is the fourth known commitment of Nebraska’s 2024 recruiting class. He joins Elkhorn South lineman Ashton Murphy, Texas receiver Roger Gradney and Texas lineman Gibson Pyle. Millard North standout Caden VerMaas, a member of the 2025 recruiting class, committed on Thursday.

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