Nebraska Football: LB commit Nick Henrich honored by USA Today

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Nebraska Football has continued to make solid decisions on the recruiting trail.

The accolades keep rolling in for members of Nebraska football’s 2019 recruiting class, signaling that head coach Scott Frost did a great job on the recruiting trail. Late Thursday, it was announced that Nick Henrich was named to the USA Today Nebraska high school defensive first team as a linebacker.

In 2018, he played in nine games and totaled 96 tackles. That averages out to 10.9 tackles per game. He recorded 19.5 tackles for a loss. He proved to be an effective pass rusher recording four sacks. To think that these were his statistics even when he missed a couple games this season is astounding. In 2017, he had a monster year as a junior. He recorded 119 tackles and 31.5 tackles for a loss in correlation with 11 sacks in 12 games played.

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Per his profile on, his statistics were well above the national average for high school players. I guess with numbers like that, that piece of information is no surprise. A four-star linebacker according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Heinrich is ranked the eighth overall inside linebacker in his class and the top player at his position in the state of Nebraska.

He joins a 2019 Nebraska football recruiting class that is loaded with talent. The class is ranked 24th nationally and fourth overall in the Big Ten per the 247Sports Team Rankings.

I feel like I am saying this about a lot of commitments for the 2019 class, but I am really excited see Heinrich join Nebraska. He is a player who has a nose for the football and has a constant motor. Nebraska has filled this class with multiple players who have those traits, and that is not a bad thing. Playing in the Big Ten conference, you need to have defenders that can make plays in an instant. In a conference filled with many teams, having multiple players who have constant motors will really benefit teams. Heinrich figures to be an impact player and I expect him to be extremely successful during his time in Lincoln.

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I’m excited to see what other accolades come in for other members of the Nebraska 2019 recruiting class. With talent on both sides of the football, I am anxious to see how each player will fit into the Nebraska system. If there is one coach that can make this all work, it is Scott Frost. I am confident that he will be able to put these players in positions where they can be successful.