Nebraska Football picks up commitment from speedy walk-on

CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 29: General view of a Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet is seen before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 29: General view of a Nebraska Cornhuskers helmet is seen before the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2017 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Nebraska Football has secured another walk-on commitment.

The Nebraska Football program picked up a walk-on commitment on Tuesday night who is, to put it mildly, kinda fast. Matthias Algarin is a man of many talents, and he plans to showcase as much as he can while at Nebraska.

To put things in perspective, the Minnesota native has been a tremendous asset for his high school team. In a playoff game for Pierz High on November 3, he put on a show. Carrying the ball 15 times, he totaled 128 yards. He also caught three passes for 61 yards. As if that wasn’t enough, he returned four kicks for an average of 29 yards. He does not have a set position at the high school level. He is an all-around player. That is certainly evident by his statistics. It seems like he is using his running talents in as many situations as possible.

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According to a report from the Lincoln Journal Star on Tuesday, he also plans to run track. This situation sounds familiar. Rahmir Johnson also plans to double-dip when it comes to sports. Hopefully, Johnson will continue to develop as a sound football player. He certainly has a bright future.

It’s interesting that Algarin is a walk-on with so much talent. You don’t see too many walk-on’s who can play two sports or have a tremendous amount of speed. It appears that Algarin has both. His commitment makes the 10th walk-on commitment for the 2020 class. Nebraska Football is certainly making use of the availability for walk-on opportunities. I’ll be interested to see how much bigger this class grows.

It’s one thing to have so many walk-on commitments. That is certainly great, especially as the program has proven that the walk-on program is something they are trying to embrace. I’m more curious to see what type of talent comes out of it. I bet a lot of these players will get an opportunity sooner or later. In all the reading I have done about these walk-on commitments, they seem very talented. They should be an important piece as a program continues to try to build for the future.