“The state of Nebraska produces some of the best volleyball talent in the country,” Coach John Cook said earlier this week. “We are committed to keeping the top kids here to play at home.”
Nebraska certainly did that in the 2021 recruiting cycle, signing the nation’s top recruiting class featuring three in-state recruits on Wednesday. Omaha Skutt outside hitter Lindsay Krause (27), Waverly Outside hitter Waverly Lauenstein (9) and Elkhorn South middle blocker Rylee Gray (14) all had outstanding senior seasons, and Hail Varsity staff photographer John Peterson captured some highlights for each of the future Huskers throughout the 2020 season.
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.