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Nebraska Recruiting: CB Braxton Clark is ‘N’

Virginia Tech flip adds size and speed to DB room


More good news from the recruiting hotbed of Florida!

Yes, yes we are!

Braxton Clark, 6-3 180lb three star cornerback out of Orlando, Florida, has committed to the Huskers.

Clark had been committed to the Virginia Tech Hokies, but decommitted in December after receiving an offer from Nebraska. Clark had been recruited hard by the Husker staff while at UCF, and had attended summer 7-on-7 camps at UCF.

Clark had appreciated what the UCF staff had to offer, but was looking for a bigger program. Once Scott Frost was hired at Nebraska, the offer went out and Clark was instantly interested. This caused him not to sign early with the Hokies, and eventually to decommit and explore his options. A few weeks later, he chose the Huskers over Virgina Tech, as well as Ole Miss, Auburn, Florida and other Power 5 teams.

Watching Clark’s highlights, I found him to be very solid in pass coverage. Listing 4.48 speed in the 40, I never saw him get beat by a receiver, and he ran down a couple of running backs from the opposite side of the field as well. 6-3 size is typically safety territory, but he kept his hips going downfield and his head around looking for the ball very well.

His size was also a boon when it comes to high-pointing 50-50 balls. He shed blockers well, stopping the swing pass when presented. If he could improve in an area, it would be tackling, and playing tight on receivers in short passing situations. Overall, I find Clark to be a solid player with tons of upside.

Clark’s commitment moves the class to 26 overall, and moves the Huskers in front of Michigan State to fifth in the B1G. This class is outperforming expectations, quite similar to the coaching staff’s performance in all aspects of their job. Welcome to the Husker family, Braxton! GBR!