After just one visit to Lincoln, Austin (Texas) Lake Travis high school offensive line Brenden Jaimes pulled the trigger for Nebraska on Saturday. The three-star prospect became the first-offensive tackle in the Huskers 2017 class and the sixth overall commit.
“In a million years I didn’t think I would end up at Nebraska, but after they offered me I decided to take this visit,” said Jaimes. “It reminded me a lot of home and this is where I want to get my education and continue my football career.
“Honestly it was the atmosphere around campus and around the game. The coaches treated the players like a family. That was a big deal for me.
Jaimes described the moment he told the staff.
“They were pumped. I don’t think I have ever seen Coach Riley and Coach Cav smile that big before. It was a good feeling,” said the junior, who was accompanied on the trip by his father. He supported me and said ‘if this is what you want to do, to make sure to do it to the best of your ability.’”
Nebraska is expected to take three offensive tackles in the 2017 class.
“I really like this pickup for Nebraska,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Powers. “He is a great fit. He plays with a mean streak. Is a great run blocker and edge-setter. But he also plays in a prolific passing offense. Physically I think he is just scratching the surface.”