Huskers snag first 2014 recruit

Nebraska picked up their first commitment of the 2014 class on Monday night. Jacob Hammond, the nation's No. 24 power forward, pledged to Tim Miles and crew.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles just loves stealing the headlines.

While much of Husker nation has been anxiously watching football storylines over the last few weeks, Miles and crew had some news of their own on Monday night.

Jacob Hammond, the nation's No. 24 power forward has committed to Nebraska. The OKC Sky Homeschool prospect picked the Huskers on a visit over schools like Oklahoma and Texas Tech. FOX Sports NEXT national basketball recruiting analyst Evan Daniels confirmed the news.

Recently, Daniels saw the 6-foot-9, 230-pound prospect in person at the Pangos All-American camp.

"Hammond has a motor that is going to help him in a setting like this, and the Oklahoma native used his work ethic on the court to grab rebounds, scoring on putbacks and attempting to dunk everything whenever he got the ball around the basket. He's still raw offensively, but his long arms and motor give him a chance."

Hammond is the Huskers' first recruit in the 2014 class. Big Red Report will have much more on his commitment in the near future.

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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