Defensive End Becomes Critical Position for 2014 Recruiting Class
First, Ernest Suttles was kicked off the team. Now, Dimarya Mixon has been granted a release. That leaves Nebraska lighter at the defensive end position for the future. Fortunately, in perhaps a nice piece of synchronicity, Nebraska could add two defensive end commitments for the class of 2014 over the next few days.
Later today, Peyton Newell will announce his college choice. Newell is a four-star prospect from Hiawatha, Kansas. He might be a defensive tackle at the college level, but he'd be a welcome addition in any case. He appears set to choose between Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, and South Carolina.
Over the weekend, the Huskers will host Rohan Blackwood a defensive end prospect from Florida. Blackwood holds a number of offers from BCS schools including Louisville, Miami, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. He's listed at just 215 lbs., so not only would a redshirt seem likely but he might need a couple of years to truly add the muscle needed for the position.
Thankfully, Suttles and Mixon weren't the only ends in the class last year. Randy Gregory appears to have made the two-deep for 2013. A.J. Natter, a four-star recruit according to Scout.com, also remains.