Huskers Add Texas Defensive End Commit

So much for all that talk about Nebraska no longer being able to recruit in the state of Texas after leaving the Big 12. Last year the Huskers signed two players from the state. And now the sixth commitment for the class of 2013 also comes from Texas. Christian Lacouture, a four-star defensive end prospect (per from College Station, committed to NU over the weekend.


Lacouture already had an impressive list of offers including LSU, Michigan, Texas A&M, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Baylor, and Utah. At 6'5" and 250 lbs., he could arrive on campus a little over a year from now already the size you'd seek in an end. He could add 10-20 lbs. as a senior and might even grow an inch or two. As an added bonus, he's set to graduate in December.  That means he could participate in Spring football which could make him ready to compete for playing time as a true freshman.

Defensive end is an area of critical need for this class with three seniors from the two-deep departing after the 2012 season in Cameron Meredith, Eric Martin, and Joe Carter. Look for Nebraska to seek to add at least one more player at the position as well.

The Huskers had already obtained a verbal commitment from another four-star end in Wisconsin's A.J. Natter. Now the key will be to hold the talented pair until signing day and maybe finding another prospect to add to the mix as well. It's still several months until signing day, but the Huskers are off to a fine start with all six verbally committed players receiving a four-star rating from at least one of the major recruiting services. This class could go down as the best under Bo Pelini.

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Hoah!  Welcome aboard, Mr. Lacouture!

As much as it pains me to write, texas is too much of a football player factory to not have an aggressive recruiting effort in.

Sure that some kids want to be close to home but if I had a son that was a 4-5 star player, I think depth chart would weigh heavily on my list of priorities. 

Lacouture is a great addition!


Despite OSU and Michigan being off to rather gaudy starts on the recruiting trail, I’m very encouraged by NU’s start to the 2013 class. Pelini has said that they would like to have 8-10 players verbally committed prior to the start of the season. It looks like they are on pace for that.

The overall talent of the group looks good too. We won’t know if they are “stars” until they hit the field a few years from now. But, by the looks of the teams recruiting these players, the coaching staff is fishing in the right places. This most recent young man picked NU over LSU (among others). That’s legit and pretty much all I need to hear.

Great pick up!!

I also agree with Darren.. Some schools advantages make them have half or sometimes even the majority of their class before the season almost filled.. NUs advantage comes from the GAME DAY ATMOSPHERE and facilities, and to have the quality of kids that we have committed right now is actually pretty damn impressive.. Yes we would all like to have Michigan or Texas’ recruiting numbers this early in the year but If we keep up with the quality of kids weve been bringing in so far, this is going to be a very, very special class.. ! WELCOME TO N Christian!!

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