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Nebraska offers 4 tight ends in 24 hours
Nebraska brought in two tight ends in the 2018 class: 4-star prospect Cameron Jurgens and 3-star prospect Katerian Legrone. Both offer slightly different skill sets. Jurgens can operate as more of a H-back in the offense, while Legrone can function better in the slot and as a pure receiving threat.
It’s clear the Huskers are seeking diversity at the position in the 2019 class, too. In the span of 24 hours, Nebraska offered four tight ends. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Hudson Henry, 4 stars, Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy
Henry is the No. 1 tight end in the class and the No. 43 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Arkansas is the heavy favorite to land the 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect. Notre Dame, which hosted him for a junior day last month, also is considered a contender. Henry holds 21 offers, including ones from Big Ten programs Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin, where he took an unofficial visit last month. He unofficially visited Vanderbilt this month.
Jalen Wydermyer, 3 stars, Dickinson, Texas
The 22nd-ranked tight end prospect in the class, Wydermyer stands 6-4 and weighs 225 pounds. Miami and Texas A&M are thought to be the leaders for his commitment. His recruitment has picked up quite a bit this month. Ole Miss and Georgia joined Nebraska in offering on Wednesday. The Aggies, Florida and North Carolina offered in February.
Elijah Mojarro, no rating, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Mojarro has measurements comparable to Henry and Wydermyer, checking in at 6-4 and 225 pounds. The Huskers became his fourth offer Wednesday, joining Duke, Fresno State and Northwestern. He can be a factor in the passing and running games. Mojarro is a 3-star prospect on 247Sports, but does not have an industry-generated composite ranking yet.
Brayden Liebrock, not yet rated, Chandler, Ariz.
Another big body, Liebrock is 6-5 and 230 pounds. He held 10 offers before Nebraska jumped in, with Notre Dame, Texas and Ohio State involved. Arizona and Arizona State also have offered. The Huskers have taken an interest in Arizona high school prospects in the 2019 cycle, and it will be interesting to see if they can land a few.
Huskers offer trio of JUCO ofensive linemen
Offensive line will be another priority in the 2019 class. Running backs coach and junior college recruiting coordinator Ryan Held has been busy recently, offering three JUCO tackles. The expectation here is that if a JUCO lineman does wind up with the Huskers, he would be able to make an immediate impact.
Here’s who was on the receiving end of those offers:
Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu, Henderson, Nev.
Aumavae-Laulu does not have a composite rating, but 247Sports has him as a 4-star prospect and the top junior college tackle in his class. Southern California is the favorite for Aumavae-Laulu, who attends Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Aumavae-Laulu has a massive frame at 6-7, 365 pounds.
Corey Luciano, Danville, Calif.
Luciano, 6-4 and 265 pounds, holds seven offers. Minnesota, Syracuse, USC and Maryland are among the interested schools. He is playing his JUCO ball at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Anthony Whigan, Great Mills, Md.
Whigan attends Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. He is 6-5 and 290 pounds and holds offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati and Maryland. Whigan plans to check out all three schools this spring and hopes to attend Penn State’s spring game.
Wrapping up other offers
Nebraska also offered a running back, a wide receiver and a defensive end this week:
DE Justin Eboigbe, 4 stars, Forest Park, Ga.
The Huskers appear intent on wrangling as many pass rushers from Georgia as possible. Eboigbe is the No. 9 strongside defensive end in the class and the No. 117 overall prospect. He’s an impressive physical specimen, at 6-5 and 260 pounds. Eboigbe has taken unofficial visits to Georgia and Tennessee.
RB Kenan Christon, 3 stars, San Diego (Calif.) Madison
Nebraska became Christon’s seventh offer. He’s a small, shifty back who is 5-10 and 185 pounds. Christon does not have a composite ranking, but 247Sports sees him as a 3-star prospect. USC is considered the favorite for him.
WR Drake London, 3 stars, Moorpark, Calif.
Scott Frost’s offense favors speed, but there’s also a necessity for size among the receivers. That’s where London, who is 6-4, would fit in. He is the 72nd-ranked receiver in the class and the No. 558 overall prospect. Arizona State, Oregon, USC and Virginia are all in contention for London.
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