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Nebraska Football Recruiting: Meet the 2020 Walk-on Class

There’s some good looking talent in here!

Welcome, recruits! This jackass reject from a Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel is your new mascot. And he doesn't differentiate between good and bad touches.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Welcome, recruits! This jackass reject from a Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel is your new mascot. And he doesn’t differentiate between good and bad touches.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Welcome recruiting fans! Nebraska pretty much had their 2020 recruiting class wrapped up in December, so there wasn’t much to talk about on National Signing Day. But I know you want that last little drop of juice from the 2020 recruiting class orange, so here is something to tide you over until spring ball starts!

Presenting the 2020 Nebraska Cornhusker Walk-on Class!

Isaac Gifford: 6-1 195, Lincoln SE. Younger brother to Luke, he is a walk-on in name only. As a “blue-shirt” he will go on scholarship in the fall, and not count against the 25 scholarship/year limit imposed by the NCAA. He had scholarship offers from Oregon State and Air Force. I expect to see him playing on Saturdays.

Matthias Algarin: 5-11 165, athlete from Minnesota, will play football as well as run track for Nebraska. Hopefully this translates to some highlight punt and kick returns! I bet Fearless Leader Jon Johnston had a hand in this one.

Bladen Bayless: 6-5 270, Beatrice NE. Bladen will work as an interior offensive lineman.

Nate Boerkircher: 6-6 220, Aurora NE. Nate is a tall tight end with offers from Chadron State, as well as interest from D1 schools. His brother Ian is also on the team having transferred from UNK in 2019.

Ty Hahn: 6-2 185, Johnson NE. D-2 Player of the Year Ty is choosing to walk on at Nebraska rather than accept scholarships to Wyoming or South Dakota State. There is a handshake deal here for him to go on scholarship after two years.

Baylor Brannen: 6-5 260, Millard NE. He will start out working with the defensive line.

Elliott Brown: 6-1 175, Elkhorn NE. A quarterback in high school, he will play wide receiver at Nebraska. He had offers from UNK and Northwest Missouri State.

Chase Contreraz: 6-1 170, Iowa Western CC. This second-team All-American NJCAA placekicker might be one of the answers to last season’s abysmal special teams play.

Casey Doernemann: 6-5 265, West Point NE. Offensive line is his destination.

Broc Douglass: 6-1 170, Grand Island NE. A wide receiver who blew up in his senior season.

Isaiah Harris: 5-9 180, Millard NE. Isaiah is a versatile back who can run and receive.

Ashton Hausmann: 6-0 200, Roca NE. Ashton seems like a good name for my prissy Western Pleasure horse. It’s also a good name for a defensive back that ran a 10.8 100m.

Braden Klover: 6-2 210, Wymore, NE. Braden comes from eight man football, where he played both sides of the ball. Linebacker appears to be his destination for the Huskers.

Trev Luben: 5-11 196, Wahoo, NE. Trev seems like a name you would see a lot of from kids born in Nebraska in the late 90’s. This Trev is a running back that had a great senior season for Wahoo.

Keegan Menning: 6-4 308, Fremont NE. Keegan is coming to play offensive line.

Mason Nieman: 6-2 190, Waverly NE. Another high school quarterback, this young man will be working with the defensive backs in college.

Eli Simonson: 6-6 260, Fremont NE. An offensive tackle prospect for Nebraska.

Grant Tagge: 6-2 190, Omaha NE. The name should catch your eye as he is in fact related to former quarterback Jerry Tagge. This Tagge is a linebacker however. He has scholarship offers from South Dakota State and Northern Illinois.

Xavier Trevino: 6-2 290, Lincoln NE. With those stats I had hoped he would go to nose tackle, but it appears that he’s slated for interior offensive line.

Camden Witucki: 6-3 210, Grand Blanc Michigan. A walk-on long snapper! Remember when long-snappers used to get scholarships? And then not play because they hurt their back doing something dumb? Yeah, those were great days.

Tyler Crawford: 5-11 175, Broken Arrow OK. I can’t imagine any punter/kicker not wanting to come to Nebraska. After watching last season, he knows he’s got a shot to play right away, and he knows he’ll get plenty of opportunities to showcase his talent. Special teams needs help!

Beau Psencik: 6-0 192, Houston TX. Beau is a prolific running back with solid junior and senior seasons, tallying both rushing yards and receiving yards.

Nouredin Nouili: 6-4 283, Colorado State. Nouredin is from Germany, but graduated high school in Nebraska as an exchange student. He played in eight games as an offensive guard for Colorado State last season, but decided to transfer after coach Mike Bobo was fired. He is sitting out 2020, eligible to play the season after I believe.

These are the steel upon which the scholarships players will be sharpened! Welcome to the Husker family, young men! GBR!