Ohio Wideout Commits to NU
Kevin Gladney of Akron, Ohio will reportedly take his talents to Lincoln. The wide receiver reportedly had offers from Legends division rivals Iowa, Michigan State, and Michigan. He is the ninth known commitment for the Huskers' 2013 recruiting class.
Listed at 6'1" and 175 lbs., Gladney is similar in terms of physique to current NU wideout Kenny Bell. Nebraska is set to lose two scholarship seniors at the position after this season and another next season. That leaves just five scholarship receivers and a trio of walk-ons competing to make the depth chart when Gladney is a redshirt freshman or true sophomore.
Gladney certainly said some encouraging things when asked about his selection of Lincoln as his college destination. He said that he doesn't plan to take other visits and seems comfortable with the idea of being a decoy at times. Both things show a commitment to others that is admirable.
As the fourth member of the upcoming class from Ohio, Gladney is another example of the new territorial approach for Nebraska's recruiting efforts. By focusing in a fertile part of the Big Ten footprint, the Huskers simultaneously land quality recruits and play keep away from the opposition.