The Huskers added Dedrick Young to the 2015 class this morning after he made his commitment announcement at his high school. Young is rated as a three-star recruit as well as the No. 39 outside linebacker in the nation. Young was also holding offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan State, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State and others.
Young is a two-way standout on the football field starring both at the linebacker position as well as at running back. Young was recruited by both Nebraska – took an official visit – and also by Oregon State. Young always had Nebraska in his top six, but not Oregon State. Nebraska fired Bo Pelini and brought in the head coach from Oregon State, Mike Riley.
"It really didn't matter to me (the changes with the coaching staff),” Young said in a previous interview. “I wasn't choosing a school for the coaches. I was really focusing on the academics when it came to my decision."
Nebraska’s new linebacker coach, Trent Bray, who came with Coach Riley from Oregon State visited with Young last Thursday. Nebraska immediately upgrades the overall athleticism at the linebacker position adding Young to the class as well as the team.
Getting a player like Young heading into the holidays and the quiet period of the recruiting schedule could generate a lot of momentum for the Huskers. Others could follow in the coming weeks including tight end Matt Snyder, inside linebacker Nick Thomas and offensive guard Jalin Barnett.