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.
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.
Defensive Back - Rahmir Stewart
Rahmir Stewart, S, 5’11” 195, Philadelphia, Penn. (Imhotep Institute Charter)
Nebraska’s first Pennsylvania recruit since 1999.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Athlete - Brice Turner
Brice Turner, ATH, 6’2” 180, Bay City, Tex. (Bay City)
Offensive Line - Brock Knutson
Brock Knutson, OT, 6’7” 285, Scottsbluff, Neb. (Scottsbluff)
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.
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.
Longsnapper - Marco Ortiz
Ortiz is actually a grad transfer from Florida. But he’s here now!
Linebacker - Eric Fields
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
Baylor RB Josh Fleeks has entered the transfer portal. Appeared in 43 career games for the Bears gaining 1,571 career all-purpose yards and five career touchdowns.@JoshuaFleeks@SicEmSportshttps://t.co/t3YJSyhYA5— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) October 4, 2022
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