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Nebraska Football: The Post '15 NSD Scholarship Chart Breakdown

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The Huskers have signed all their LOI's. So, how many kids are on scholarship?

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

With all the hullabaloo of National Signing Day come and gone, the Nebraska Cornhuskers now have a solid, actual Scholarship number right now.

What is that number? Well, let us take a look. A reminder of the guidelines:

- Redshirts and true year players are combined. 
- Medical Exemptions are included due to the need to have the spot.  (hence, you'll see Jamal Turner)
- Players are placed in where the majority thinks they will play (media, etc)

Positions Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Position Total
Quarterback

Armstrong
Fyfe

Stanton Bush
Darlington

5

Running Back Cross Newby Taylor Wilbon
Ozigbo
5
Fullback Janovich 1
Wide Receiver

Turner
Allen
Burtch

Westerkamp
Moore
Reilly
Gladney
Pierson-El
Tolbert
Irons
Morgan
Alston
12
Tight End Sutton Carter
Cotton
Snyder 4
Offensive Tackle Lewis
Finnin
Sterup
Mordi-Price
Knevel
Johnson
Gates
Gaylord
8
Offensive Guard Kondolo Whitaker Hannon Foster
Farmer
Barnett
Decker
7
Center Reeves Thurston 2
Defensive End Gangwish
Keels
McMullen Natter

King
Freedom
Stoltenberg
Neal
Davis, A

9
Defensive Tackle Williams Valentine
Collins
Maurice
Newell
Davis,C
Davis, K
7
Linebacker Santos Rose
Banderas
Newby Young
Barry
Ferguson
Talan
Reed
9
Cornerbacks Rose
Davies
Cockrell
Jackson Joseph
Kalu
Jones
Anderson
Lee
Mosley
10
Safeties Alexander
Gerry
Williams, K Gifford
Williams, A
5
Specialists Bondi Foltz Brown Ober 4
Totals 20 20 13 35 88

Well, couple of interesting things here...

- The sheer number of Freshmen is absurd. Redshirting or true, 34% of your team is a freshman. Over half of them are in their first 2 years of eligibility.

- You can see what Banker and such were looking at in Linebacker numbers. More Frosh at LB than the other 3 classes combined. Same thing with Defensive End and Offensive Guard. The youth at OG is interesting, Nebraska is going to have to hope that there are about 3 players in that group that can be in the rotation.

I guess we should talk about the biggest thing about this whole list... THERE ARE 88 SCHOLARSHIP PLAYERS.

For those wondering what the big deal is, two things. 1) The NCAA limit is 85 and 2) this means 3 folks are not making it to next season.

Now, that's up for discussion, but I have to think that Sam Cotton is going to leave due to his Dad & Brother heading out to UNLV to coach. I have no insider info on that, but it's a gut feeling and seems to make the most sense. The second person that may not be there is Jamal Turner. I'm betting that Jamal is a prime candidate for a Medical Redshirt after last season. However, if that doesn't come down, it takes the number down one.

The third person to leave... is anyone's guess. Mention it in the comments.