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BOOM! New Jersey LB Mikai Gbayor is N!

Huskers snag athletic three-star linebacker from the Garden State.

Great news from the hometown of hardcore east coast rapper and friendly family-oriented film star Queen Latifah!

The Nebraska Cornhuskers added the services of three-star inside linebacker Mikai Gbayor Friday evening. The 6-foot-2, 210 pound Gbayor hails from Irvington, New Jersey in the northeast part of the state and plays his prep ball for Irvington High.

The first thing I notice when watching his film is his pass rushing moves. I am not sure if the staff is considering him at OLB, but they might want to because his rush off the edge is crazy! Secondly, he makes every tackle with a powerful thud! He is definitely a hard hitter. I also like that they have him covering receivers and making plays on special teams in his film. Our linebackers struggled mightily in pass coverage in 2019, and he will most likely start his career on special teams so those parts were a breath of fresh air.

Mikai is a consensus three-star on all platforms. Rivals has him as a 5.6 three-star and the No. 19 player in New Jersey, while 247 has him the 22nd best inside linebacker and the seventh best player in the Garden State. He also considered Kentucky Wildcats, West Virginia Mountaineers, Michigan State Spartans, and Ole Miss Rebels, and he was previously considered a Sparty lean. However, he visited Lincoln last weekend, and after experiencing the city and the campus clearly loved it because once he got back the home crystal balls came flying in for the Huskers.

With the commitment of Mikai, the Huskers recruiting class currently sits at 16th in the nation, 3rd in the Big Ten, and 1st in the west division according to Rivals. While 247 has us ranked 22nd in the country, 6th in the conference, and 3rd in the West division.

Welcome to Nebraska, Mikai! Go Big Red!