Early bird class

The 2015 class is out of the gates unlike any other recruiting class under Bo Pelini. Not only is Nebraska grabbing commits, but commitments that will be able to get on campus early.

What used to be unique has almost become usual. The high school early enrollee isn't as popular around the country as what it will be in the class of 2015 for Nebraska.

Out of the 11 committed recruits for the Huskers there are four who are set to enroll early; three of them in the secondary. Those four are Aaron Williams, Avery Anderson, Eric Lee and Kevin Dillman.

If there has been a position where enrolling early is the popular thing to do at Nebraska it's probably quarterback. Two former signees on the roster also enrolled early; Jamal Turner (now a receiver) and Zack Darlington.

Darlington enrolled early this spring

Out of all of the positions on the field quarterback might make the most sense to consider enrolling early. The spring is big for install and the operational tempo is night and day from the high school ranks to Tim Beck's offense in Lincoln

It might be interesting though adding Dillman to Armstrong, Darlington and Johnny Stanton is that everyone is returning at the position. A year ago, Darlington was coming in to challenge after Taylor Martinez graduated.

If there is a spot on defense where it makes sense to enroll early it's in the secondary. For both cornerbacks and safeties making the jump from high school to college the physical side of their game translates the best.

What also must be considered is the new defensive backs coach at Nebraska. This is the fourth coach that Bo Pelini will break in on his staff in the secondary. Coach Charlton Warren has been key to the success that Nebraska has enjoyed so far for the 2015 class too.

Players like Anderson and Lee said after the spring game this year that they couldn't wait to get on campus and play in the Red-White game next year. Being able to enroll at semester is one thing, but eagerly awaiting the challenge is another.

"I am looking forward to playing in the spring game next year." - Avery Anderson

Nebraska is on their way to possibly landing the best class under Bo Pelini since he came to Nebraska. They are off to a quick start, there has never been more than six commitments before June or any year, and Nebraska is already sitting on 11.

The Huskers are currently sitting at No. 13 in the Scout.com team rankings which does a great job of looking at a number of factors rating the class. Early enrollers aren't factored in though and in this class there is definitely a value added to the team.


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