After taking just one defensive back in the 2017 class, Nebraska will be heavy in the secondary in 2018 according to head coach Mike Riley.
At the top of the list is Bookie Radley-Hiles, a potential five-star prospect and 2018 U.S. Army All-American.
Here is a look.
LOWDOWN: A similar story as running back T.J. Pledger, Radley-Hiles is headed from the West Coast to IMG Academy in Florida, after starring at Calabasas high school – the home of current Huskers Keyshawn Johnson Jr., Tristan Gebbia and Marquel Dismuke.
Radley-Hiles is a standout on both sides of the football and is good enough to be a D-1 receiver. But, in a recent interview he indicated his only thoughts at the moment are on the defensive side of the football.
2018 STATS: 54 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INTs / 51 catches for 806 yards and 10 touchdown
QUOTE: “I didn’t expect that many fans. They told me there would be a few fans out there. I didn’t know that many,” said Radley-HIles after Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camp. “The California guys that came out there with us really excelled. We tried to put on a show. Overall I was pretty excited. Anytime we made a play, any of the California guys, the crowd would go crazy. It was a great experience.”
OFFERS: 30+ w/ Alabama, Texas, Oregon, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame all offering.
WHERE THE HUSKERS STAND: Nebraska has already received multiple visits from Radley-HIles throughout the recruiting process and is expected back in Lincoln down the road.
While his three former high school teammates were mentioned up above, Radley-Hiles is also a cousin to new signee Tyjon Lindsey, which will likely play a factor in his recruitment as well.
Radley-Hiles’ first trip to Nebraska was during the Red-White spring game. He was seen embracing head coach Mike Riley at midfield immediately after the contest.
Nebraska is expected to be in it until the final moments. Radley-Hiles has indicated before he would like to make a commitment on July 31, 2017. The day is in honor of his brother, who passed away before Radley-Hiles was born.