A true projected "H-back," Hart is described by Big Red Report's Bryan Munson as a cross between current Husker Kyler Reed and former Husker J.B. Phillips. Landing Hart was a must for Nebraska, after losing Reed following this season – possibly the only Husker tight end who can stretch the field. With an offer list of nearly 20 schools, Hart is one of the most sought after recruits Nebraska landed in the 2013 class.
Samuelson is just the third offensive line commitment since June of last year, meaning the Huskers are likely not done with the position in the 2013 class. Possibly the hidden gem of the class, Samuelson plays at a smaller school and was not on everyone's radar. When he committed to Nebraska, he held offers from Bowling Green, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Western Michigan, and Wyoming.
After snagging 48 receptions for an average of 16 yards per catch, plenty of schools wanted Gladney, including Michigan and Michigan State. But it was strong ties to Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and graduate assistant Vince Marrow that sealed the deal. He's not the fastest or the biggest receiver out there, but Fox Sports NEXT's Allen Trieu likes his ability to create separation from defensive backs using his other tools.
Committing to Nebraska during Big Red Weekend, Gerry had been a Nebraska lean for quite some time, growing up just three hours away from Lincoln in Sioux Falls. A true athlete, fans will likely argue Gerry's projected position all the way up until National Signing Day. It appears for now Nebraska plans to have Gerry start in the secondary, but don't be surprised if he moves to linebacker in a few years. Iowa, Michigan State, and Iowa State had also offered during the time of his decision.
Offering a long snapper out of high school is a rarity for most programs, but a top three player at the position warrants the nod – especially if there is a need. Long snapping guru Chris Rubio says Miller is ready to start now and because of this, it's likely he will be a four-year starter in Lincoln, replacing senior P.J. Mangieri next season.
The newest Husker, Newby passed up offers from Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Penn State among others to head to Lincoln. A big-time hitter, Newby needs to work on his pass coverage, but is athletic enough to show he has the potential to cover passing routes. Newby will be compared early and often to Lavonte David and has strong ties with defensive coordinator John Papuchis – a fellow Quince Orchard grad.