Nebraska Add Offensive Tackle to Class of 2015
Four-star offensive tackle Christian Gaylord of Kansas became the fourth player to commit to the recruiting class of 2015, which is now one year to the day away. At 6'6" and 270 lbs. and with more than a year and a half to add weight, he'll arrive on campus already looking the part of a Big Ten tackle.
It sounds as though Nebraska was his favorite team for some time, as his family includes fans and alumni.
On film, he moves his feet well and seems to know how to use his hands. You also see him finish blocks and stay active. He plays a bit upright but you imagine he'll get better at getting lower.
His commitment is a bit of a milestone for NU. The Huskers have never had so many players committed so early in the recruiting cycle. Some of that may be due to the evolving nature of recruiting. Schools seem to seek kids earlier and earlier. Part of it may also signal a shift in strategy, like having a junior day event so early on the calendar. In any case, it buys the team more time to recruit the remainder of the class over the next twelve months.