John Cook received an extra Father’s Day gift on Sunday as one of the best players in the 2024 class announced her verbal commitment to Nebraska.
Skyler Pierce, an outside hitter from Lenexa, Kansas, got Nebraska’s 2024 recruiting class started with a bang just a few days after the Division I contact period for that class opened.
— Skyler Pierce 🐝 (@SkyPierce21) June 19, 2022
Pierce is a a 6-foot-2 pin hitter who attends Olathe Northwest High School. She averaged 4.3 kills per set on .254 hitting and 3.5 digs per set as a sophomore this past season, leading the Ravens to a third-place finish in Kansas’ Class 6A state tournament. As a freshman in 2020-21, she put up 4.9 kills per set on .312 hitting and 2.8 digs per set. Pierce also plays basketball at Olathe Northwest.
Pierce is also one of 20 players selected for the USA Volleyball 2022 Girls U19 National Training Team which will train July 6-15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to compete for 12 roster spots for the 2022 Girls U19 Pan American Cup July 18-23 in Tulsa. Pierce will join 2023 Nebraska commits Andi Jackson, Harper Murray and Gergen Reilly as well as incoming freshman Maggie Mendelson.
Murray is the top-rated player in the 2023 class for both Prep Dig and PrepVolleyball, giving the Huskers the top-ranked recruit nationally in the 2021 (Kennedi Orr), 2023 and 2024 classes.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.