After receiving offers from Iowa and UCLA in the last month, York high school (Neb.) 2018 defensive tackle Masry Mapieu showed up to the Huskers’ second Friday Night Lights camp session.
Mapieu left a Cornhusker.
"I was positive if I get a offer from Nebraska, my home state, I was pretty sure I was going to commit. So I thought why not commit early," said Mapieu in a text to Big Red Report. "I was expecting Nebraska to offer maybe in a week or so, not at the camp. It was pretty surprising. When I told Coach Parrella I wanted to commit, he gave me a huge hug. It was awesome."
Mapieu has an interesting story, documented here by Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star. Born in Egypt, Mapieu relocated to the United States at the age of 2. His freshman year he played at McCool Junction in Nebraska. He transferred to York with the hope of playing at a bigger school would increase his exposure. It made him a better player in the process. It's definitely worth a read.
The defensive tackle says the biggest things he is working on this offseason are: strength, technique, leadership and speed. He plans to attend multiple Nebraska games this fall.