The Nebraska Cornhuskers took a big hit yesterday with the loss of Dez Fitzpatrick. They may very well take another hit later today with Isaiah Simmons. However, right now, they won a battle they worked hard on.
Lamar Jackson, a Defensive Back from Franklin High School in Elk Grove, California, just committed to the Huskers to make it number 21 this afternoon.
Even though Southern Cal is listed in the Crystal Ball, this one has been firmly Nebraska in the driver seat for a while. Jackson had some interest from both Arizona and Arizona State, plus offers from Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and a slew of other Power 5 schools.
Even though Jackson is listed and you see him playing a lot of Safety, the want of him and Secondary coach Brian Stewart is him playing Boundry Corner.
Nebraska was the last of his five Official Visits, and with the way he's been visited at home by both Mike Riley and Brian Stewart, the Huskers got in and did their part to lock down one of the best DB's in the 2016 cycle.
With commitment #21 of the cycle, the Huskers do climb up a fair amount. Since Jackson is the highest ranked 247 player in the class, Nebraska gets a boost, albeit probably temporarily, into the 247 National composite Top 25. It still doesn't close the gap in the Big Ten though, as that was pretty big. It does, however, put some space between Nebraska and 6th place Wisconsin, which means in the end, the Huskers should have the highest class in the Big Ten West division.
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