Nebraska football goes after Virginia defensive back commit

The Nebraska football team is still not shy about offering other teams’ commits. The Huskers just offered Virginia commit DJ Brown.

The Nebraska football team has no problem going after players that are committed to other schools. The Huskers demonstrated that again this weekend when they offered Virginia commit DJ Brown.

Brown announced on Twitter that he had gotten an official Husker offer, despite the fact that there are no indications he’s wavering on his Virginia pledge. It should come as no surprise that the defensive back has caught the attention of Nebraska, considering the number of Power 5 conferences already hot on his trail.

Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Brown is considered the 9th best player at the high school level in Washington, D.C. His location has clearly helped the Cavaliers get their foot in the door, but it’s also clear football isn’t the only thing important to Brown.

The defensive back touts on his Twitter page that he’s a member of the National Honor Society and carries a 3.8 GPA. People who only pay attention to what happens on the football field might forget that Virginia is a pretty high quality school when it comes to academics.

From Scott Frost’s point of view, it’s likely never bad to have a player patrolling your backfield that’s as smart as Brown apparently is.

Over the last month or two, the Nebraska football team has gone out of its way to offer as many defensive players as possible. That’s especially true when you’re talking about the defensive backfield.

Whether talking about Brown, or a JUCO transfer target like Kenneth George Jr., it’s clear the new coaches feel a lack of depth in the defensive backfield is a problem. The Nebraska football coaches aren’t wrong in that assessment. What’s going to be interesting moving forward is to see how they end up addressing that issue.