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Today the new Huskers put pen to paper & make it official!

Thirty Huskers put pen to paper. Twenty are incoming freshman, six are transfers and four are walk-ons. [Update 12/22/22]

Today is a day to rejoice! We have the class of 2023 inking their letter of intent to officially join the Big Red Family!

Defensive Back - DWIGHT BOOTLE

Dwight Bootle, CB, 5’11 175, Miami, Fla. (Miami Palmetto)

Starting off, we have a legacy defensive back & one of my favorite recruits in the class!

Bootle quietly earned his respect as one of the state of Florida's best defensive backs the last three seasons. He comes battle-tested from arguably the best football region in the country. Dwight Bootle Analysis

Running Back - Kwinten Ives

Kwinten Ives, ATH, 6’3” 185, Palmyra, NJ. (Palmyra)

Next we have an intriguing prospect from the Garden State! Matt Rhule sees something to develop here.

Kwinten Ives was a prospect that Coach Barthel immediately zeroed in on as soon as he was hired. His frame is more of a defensive back than a RB, but you have to watch the film. He seemingly scored on every single play! I am excited to have him here. Kwinten Ives Analysis

Offensive line! - Gunnar Gottula

Gunnar Gottula, OT, 6’6” 290, Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southeast)

A homegrown Husker. And yes, he can play o-line. I mean, you HAVE to recruit a guy with a name like that. He just sounds like a lineman.

Gunnar Gottula Analysis

Kicker - Tristan Alvano

Tristan Alvano, K, 6’2” 185, Omaha, Neb. (Westside)

Another homegrown Husker to help the Huskers get back to being Kicker U!

Five-star Tristan Alvano Analysis

Wide Receiver - Jaylen Lloyd

Jaylen Lloyd, ATH, 5’10” 160, Omaha, Neb. (Westside)

Another homegrown Husker and a legacy recruit. No surprise, he has speed; Matt Rhule has made it abundantly clear where his recruiting priorities lie.

Jaylin Lloyd Analysis

Defensive Back - Rahmir Stewart

Rahmir Stewart, S, 5’11” 195, Philadelphia, Penn. (Imhotep Institute Charter)

Nebraska’s first Pennsylvania recruit since 1999.

Rahmir Stewart Analysis

Offensive Line - Jason Maciejczak

Jason Maciejczak, DT, 6’4” 320, Pierre, SD. (T.F. Riggs)

From that state up north (the Southern Dakota) the Huskers pull in MOAR O-line! Or maybe defensive line. We like getting guys for the trenches on either side of the ball.

Jason Maciejczak Analysis

Wide Receiver - Jaidyn Doss

Jaidyn Doss, WR, 6’1” 195, Raymore, MO (Raymore-Peculiar)

A receiver who also has potential as a returner.

Edge - OLB - DL - LB - Maverick Noonan

Maverick Noonan, EDGE, 6’4” 225, Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn South)

Another trench player from within the state’s borders.

Maverick Noonan Analysis

Defensive Back - Syncere Safeullah

Syncere Safeullah, CB, 6’1” 170, Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro High/IMG Academy Postgrad)

I’m going to start working on how to spell and pronounce his name now so I get it right by football season.

Syncere Safeeullah Analysis

Offensive Line - Sam Sledge

Sam Sledge, IOL, 6’4” 270, Omaha, Neb. (Creighton Prep)

Another homegrown Husker. Another player with legacy ties to the program.

Sam Sledge analysis

EDGE - OLD - DL - LB - Princewill Umanmielen

Princewill Umanmielen, EDGE, 6’4” 225, Manor, Tex. (Manor)

Rhule is serious about getting some pass rushers on the roster.

Princewill Umanmielen analysis

Defensive Tackle - Riley Van Poppel

Riley Van Poppel, DT, 6’5” 270, Argyle, Tex. (Argyle)

Another Texan? One would think Nebraska hired a head coach with Lone Star State connections or something...

Riley Van Poppel analysis

Athlete - Brice Turner

Brice Turner, ATH, 6’2” 180, Bay City, Tex. (Bay City)


Brice Turner analysis

Offensive Line - Brock Knutson

Brock Knutson, OT, 6’7” 285, Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff)

Brock Knutson analysis

Linebacker - Dylan Rogers

Dylan Rogers, LB, 6’2” 235, Houston, Tex. (Cy-Woods)

Wide Receiver - Malachi Coleman

The top prospect in the state is staying home. He was also viewed as a potential edge rusher, but his signing tweet below lists him at wideout, so we’re going with that.

Malachi Coleman analysis

Offensive Lineman - Mason Goldman

Another native Husker who is seen primarily as an OL recruit, but the signing tweets list him as OL/DL. I guess time will tell, but he appears to be a good one.

Mason Goldman analysis

Longsnapper - Marco Ortiz

Ortiz is actually a grad transfer from Florida. But he’s here now!

Linebacker - Eric Fields

Eric Fields Analysis


QB Jeff Sims

6’4”, 220, Jacksonville, FL (Georgia Tech)

A dual-threat who will be competing with Casey Thompson for QB1 duties.

DE/OLB Kai Wallin

6’5”, 235, Sacramento, CA (American River JUCO)

Wide Receiver - Baylor Transfer Joshua Fleeks

DB Corey Collier, Jr. (Florida)

DL Elijah Jeudy (Texas A&M)

A BIG get for the Huskers!

LB Chief Borders (Florida)


Cole Ballard, Running Back, Elkhorn South, Omaha NE

Korver Demma, OLB, Gretna, NE

Cayden Echternach, TE, Bennington, NE

Grant Seagran, OL, Oakland, NE