Nebraska picked up their third in-state recruit and 15th overall for the 2021 class as Koby Bretz, a defensive back out of Omaha Westside, committed this morning. Bretz joins Marques Buford, Lardarius Webb Jr, and Malik Williams as the other defensive backs committed in the 2012 class.
Bretz is listed as a 3-star by 247, the sixth best athlete in the state of Nebraska and the 152nd best safety in the nation. Bretz had received an offer from Nebraska last Friday and wasted no time on his commitment.
Bretz had offers from Northern Illinois, Kansas State, Miami (OH), Buffalo, Ohio, Wyoming, and Minnesota.
Nebraska’s other in-state recruits include Elkhorn South offensive lineman Teddy Prochazka and Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg.
GBR☠️❤️ #committed pic.twitter.com/jquS5ruCNk— Koby Bretz #25 (@BretzKoby) August 24, 2020
“I first want to thank all the coaches who have shown an interest in me and taken their time to recruit me,” Bretz wrote on Twitter announcing his decision. “I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity and the chance to follow my dreams. Next, I would like to thank my family, coaches and my teammates and everyone who has supported me through the recruiting process. I would like to thank Coach Froendt and my trainers Mike Goolsby and Steve Warren and my mom for being there for me and really pushing me to be the player I am today. With that being said, I’m excited to announce that I will be committing to the University of Nebraska.”
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It’ll be interesting to see what happens with recruits such as Bretz, given the messed up year 2020 has become. Regional recruiting appears to be more important than ever, given the inability of many recruits to take visits to prospective schools.
We welcome Mr. Bretz to the Huskers! Go Big Red!