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 Scout.com) 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.