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Eden Prarie, MN Athlete JD Spielman Commits To Nebraska Saturday Afternoon

The Huskers get their first Wideout of the '16 cycle today.


The Nebraska Cornhuskers get their first Wide Receiver commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday afternoon.

JD Spielman, listed as an Athlete but recruited as a Wideout from Eden Prairie (MN) High School, committed to the Huskers in his announcement on Saturday.

Spielman, who stands all of 5' 9" and 175 pounds, is the 68th best Athlete in the 247Sports composite rating, while also being listed as the 9th best player in the state of Minnesota currently. He is a 3-star recruit with a .8437 rating.

Nebraska won the commitment of Spielman over Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa and Iowa State.

If the last name is familiar to you, JD is the adopted son of Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman.

An ironic item is that Spielman plays Lacrosse. He plays it so well that, as a matter of fact, he's an Ohio State commit in the sport.

The reason for Spielman's commitment? Speed. A 4.45 40 yard time is nothing to laugh at. Nebraska sees him as a slot WR, and the ability to do Jet Sweeps and such out of that slot is something that the Huskers want.

Maybe, just maybe, if we ask Jon nice enough, we can con him into getting some photos of him since he lives up there.

With this commitment, the Nebraska Cornhuskers move up in the 247 National Rankings for the 2016 cycle.  They do stay rock solid in 5th in the Big Ten.

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