Bubak is N!

The Huskers have landed the first commitment of the 2016 class securing in-state prospect Jared Bubak from Lincoln (Nebr.) Christian.

Just a week ago Jared Bubak was leaving Memorial Stadium and was at a bit of a loss for words. The local product had been to a Nebraska game before, but not holding an offer.

The 6-foot-4 and 240-pound tight end -- who when he received the offer from Nebraska -- wanted to go through the process mainly because of a camp at Tennessee that he attended. His tune quickly changed after the Huskers' home opener.

During the visit a week ago there were signs that Bubak was thinking that Nebraska would be his college of choice. The Huskers put up record setting numbers on offense and he was connecting with members of the 2015 recruiting class. Today, before the Huskers took the field, the top 2016 player in the state committed to the Nebraska coaching staff.

"Growing up in the Huskers' backyard it's always been a dream playing for the Huskers one day," Bubak said. "After the offer me and my family just prayed about it and thought about it a lot and we knew Nebraska would be the best choice for me.

"Just the feeling of family on the team, how hard the guys are pushed to be great, how tradition filled and great this program is and how I just love all of the coaches. They really sold me on it."

Bubak was really sold a week ago when he saw what Nebraska was doing offensively on the field though. He sees a role that he could play for this team as a tight end and it was something that was echoed to him by the Nebraska coaching staff.

"It's a very high powered offense," Bubak said. "Coach Tim Beck really has that offense going in the right direction. I spoke with Coach Barney Cotton as well and they were telling me about the need at tight end in my class. There could be a big opportunity there."

Bubak was one of a handful of players that were in contention for the No. 1 player in the state tag for 2016 leading into summer camp. After camp though his dominating performance firmly cemented him at the top and led to the Nebraska offer just a month later.

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