Huskers offer Florida OLB

The Nebraska recruiting class might only have one linebacker in it when everything is said and done. The Huskers are looking for a special one and are targeting this one from Fort Pierce (Flor.) Central.

Sharieff Rhaheed from Fort Pierce (Flor.) Central is one week away from the start of his senior season. Rhaheed will be playing at all of the linebacker spots and even rolls down to defensive line in some packages.

"We have been in pads now for two weeks," Rhaheed said. "Our school starts tomorrow and our first game is this Friday. I just want to enjoy my senior year. I will be playing everywhere this fall, all of the linebacker spots, and we roll into a package that actually puts me at the three-technique."

His Central squad has to refill at a number of spots requiring a lot of younger players to step up. His team will be dependent upon him and another player to lead those younger players on defense.

"This is my second year at the school. We lost around 20 seniors from last year and most of the starters on defense are gone. It's going to be on a lot of people to step up. We have another D-1 player on defense, Rashard Shaw, who leads the defense."

The former LSU commit, says that all of the colleges recruiting him like him as an outside linebacker. "They like me as an outside linebacker at the SAM position. I hustle and never quit. I can drop into coverage too and do a lot of different things."

The four-star linebacker received his 23rd offer last week from a Big Ten school. The offer took him by surprise and says that early playing time at Nebraska could interest him.

"I got the offer from Nebraska last week. It was a little shocking. I didn't think that they had heard of me. It was interesting. They told me that there is a chance to play SAM early there."

With the season around the corner the No. 23 outside linebacker in the nation says that he hasn't thought about his official visits. He has some idea what he's looking for in a school and with a brother across the country he doesn't think that distance will matter to him.

"I haven't really thought about my official visits," Rhaheed said. "I am just trying to focus on my senior year. I am looking for a school that is a winning program and a team that goes to bowl games every year. I have a brother that plays football at New Mexico State so he's away and if he can go far away to school then I can too."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 11 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 13 years.
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