Great news for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from the land of fried catfish and blues music!
The Huskers landed the commitment of Mississippi defensive back Lardarius Webb Jr. Tuesday evening. If you're an NFL fan you probably recognize his name. His father Lardarius Sr. played nine seasons in the NFL, all of them with the Baltimore Ravens, where he played cornerback and free safety.
This recruitment was largely carried out by Defensive Backs Coach Travis Fisher. The 5-foot-10 and 170 pound Webb plays at Jackson Academy in the state's capital Jackson, Mississippi. He was offered last week and decided to jump on it now. His recruitment reminds me a lot of Tamon Lynum's. Tamon was a lightly recruited, low 3 star that had his film evaluated by staff, who loved it. They came to see him in action at practice, offered him, and he committed a short while later. Lardarius Jr. is currently unranked and his only Power 5 offer is the Huskers, but apparently they like what they see.
On film, he reminds me of Omaha native and Minnesota commit Avante Dickerson. They are about the same size and both have plenty of speed while being sticky in coverage. Once he gets under the tutelage of OG Fish and Colonel Chins, I have no doubt he will be an integral part of the Blackshirts.
His commitment places the 2021 class at No. 40 in the country and No. 10 in the B1G.
Welcome to Nebraska, Lardarius! GBR!