Defensive End Commit Cushions Loss of Moss
Just as it become known that defensive end Avery Moss would be unable to return for the 2014 season, Nebraska got some good news about a defensive end commitment for the future. Florida end Sedrick King (a one-time Central Florida commit) has selected Nebraska as his college of choice.
Like Moss, King is a three-star prospect. Moss was a part of the 2012 recruiting class and had earned a major spot in the rotation at defensive end for Nebraska. The most memorable highlight for Moss was probably his 25-yard interception return for a touchdown against Northwestern to tie the game midway through the third quarter. Over the course of the season, he'd been most effective as a pass rusher.
Moss was in line to start. From that perspective, a true freshman can't really compensate for the his absence right away. But taken with early arriving junior college transfer Joe Keels and the Huskers will have both some immediate help and a player that will be available three to four years down the road.
King's weight is a bit of a question mark. He's been listed anywhere from 211 lbs. to 250. On film, he displays an instant recognition of where the ball is and where to go. He's seemingly on top of a ball carrier or past a blocker before a play has even begun. Whatever his track speed, his quick mind makes him that much more dangerous.
There are now just 2-3 recruiting slots remaining for Nebraska this cycle. Just enough to cover the three visitors set to visit Lincoln this weekend. NU would also still love to secure a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Kenyon Frison who visited last weekend. There's sure to be some more excitement in the next 8 days. Stay tuned.