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Nebraska Recruiting: Jimmy Fritzsche is N!

Huskers Hold Off Late Charge by Clemson to Secure Lineman

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Great news from the land of secession!

Jimmy Fritzsche, 6-7 255lb offensive lineman from Greenville, SC, has committed to the Cornhuskers! Fritzsche, whose name is surprisingly difficult to type out correctly for someone who grew around Urbanovsky’s and Woitaliwicz’s, played tight end in high school. He just kept growing, though, until he started generating attention as a developmental project as a lineman. Nebraska started talking to him early, and looked to be the clear leader until Clemson came out of nowhere with a late offer right before his official visit to Lincoln. However, the groundwork had already been laid by the Nebraska coaching staff. Jimmy liked what he saw during his official visit and made the call. Nebraska got another lineman!

Most of Jimmy’s highlights are as a tight end. The good news is he was primarily a blocking tight end, so there is footage to derive information from. I’m not typing his last name again, he’s Jimmy F from now on. Jimmy F keeps his feet under him and moving. He employs good pad level and use of hands when blocking. There’s a lot here to work with. The big draw here is his frame and athleticism. He is another lean, mobile, athletic large frame for Coach Duval and Coach Austin to build into an offensive tackle. Lean athletic frames ripe for development - this has been a common theme this season in offensive line recruiting. I don’t mind this style of lineman recruiting. There is a lot of pulling and second-level blocking in the Frostfence, and this is an excellent way to build the right player for the job. This is also how Wisconsin builds their superlative lineman - athletic players with large frames to build and develop.

Welcome to the Husker family, Jimmy! GBR!