The Nebraska Cornhuskers continue a gauntlet of impressive recruiting wins early in the tenure of head coach Fred Hoiberg’s regime in Lincoln. The latest came Sunday afternoon when 2022 four-star point guard Ramel Lloyd Jr. announced via his Instagram account, and later other social media, that he has verbally committed to Nebraska.
Listed at 6-foot-6 and 190 pounds, the 2022 prospect hails from Woodland Hills, California and plays at Sierra Canyon High School. Lloyd is a composite four-star recruit per 247Sports and ranked the No. 11 prospect in California, No. 24 at small forward (though he is listed as a point guard as per position), and currently ranks the No. 91 prospect in the 2022 class nationally. Rivals has him rated back at the No. 126 prospect in the 2022 class, however, but still easily inside their top-150.
Lloyd has an impressive offer list, totaling at least 28 different schools. Fellow Big Ten programs Illinois and Rutgers both made offers, as did Arkansas, Georgetown, Oregon, Arizona State, Baylor, Dayton, DePaul, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, and St. John’s. Lloyd made official visits to Oregon, Georgetown, Nebraska, and Arkansas last month before making his announcement today.
Lloyd joins fellow commit and JuCo center Blaise Keita in the 2022 class. There are not yet rankings for the Big Ten’s 2022 classes in basketball, but the final Nebraska 2021 class ended ranked third in the league and 18th nationally. Based on current recruit profiles, Lloyd will also rank in the top-five for highest rated Nebraska signees in the modern recruiting era.
Lloyd is also the son of former Syracuse basketball player Ramel “Rock’’ Lloyd, who played for the Orange in the 1996-1997 season before transferring to Long Beach State.