Versatile forward Jeriah Horne is headed to Nebraska

The spring and summer proved extremely beneficial to Jeriah Horne, and now the Kansas City product has a collegiate home. Horne announced via Twitter that he’ll play his college ball at Nebraska.

Jeriah Horne is off the board. After a recruitment that included Kansas State, DePaul, Iowa State, Pepperdine, Wichita State and others, Horne announced for Nebraska on Thursday evening.

Horne is an inside-out forward who has the body of a burly insider yet the skill level — including a smooth turnaround jump shot, good passing skills and solid dribbling with his right hand — to step out and face the basket as well.

"The major decision factors included player development, solid academics and a challenging athletic environment," Horne told Scout, noting that assistant Jim Molinari was his point person in the recruitment.

He entered the spring widely regarded as a high-major/mid-major fence prospect, but he moved himself above the high-major line thanks to consistently productive play with KC Run GMC on the Under Armour circuit.

Horne averaged 17 points per game in his 12 contests, shooting an impressive 51 percent from the field. He also hauled down seven rebounds per outing and buried 75 percent from the foul line, illustrating his soft shooting touch.

The Cornhuskers jumped into his recruitment aggressively and were able to prevail in the end.

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