Looking at the linebacker position

The linebacker position is young at Nebraska. The Huskers are still looking for difference makers. Recruits that can go sideline to sideline and are physical. They found one in Jaevon Walton and are zeroed in on another.

At one point this season there were two starting linebackers that were true freshman. It was a position of many faces and names and a deep rotation. Some names emerged and solidified themselves only loses senior walk-on Colby Starkebaum going into next year. Nebraska is looking to add at least two linebackers in the 2014 class.

Who's in:
Jaevon Walton, LB, 6-foot-0 and 225-pounds, New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr
Nebraska flipped Walton from a commitment to Louisiana. The two-star prospect is due to a little bump in the rankings after you see his senior film. Walton aggressively shoots gaps, plays well in space, is an effective rusher off of the edge and if he can't see the field as a true freshman on defense he will see the field on special teams. Watch the film and you will agree that Walton has that physical style and attitude that can go a long way in Bo Pelini's defense.

Who could join him:
Raymon Minor, LB, 6-foot-3 and 215-pounds, Richmond (Va.) Benedictine
Minor is a special athlete. He could literally play a number of different positions in college including spots on both sides of the football. His versatility reminds me a bit of Randy Stella who played linebacker for Nebraska and also cameoed as a return specialist. Minor is electric and also athletically reminds me of Lannie Hopkins. Minor could play linebacker, safety and wide receiver at the next level.

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Nebraska has to like the fact that they were able to get Walton to flip to the Huskers. However, they are still looking for another athlete like Minor to join him in the class of 2014. Both players could be names that you would see on the field for Nebraska in the fall of 2014.

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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