Nebraska football was on the receiving end of a decommitment Wednesday.
Nebraska football has lost a commitment from the 2021 recruiting class. Three-star weak-side defensive end RJ Sorenson decommitted from the program late Wednesday night. Sorenson made the announcement via Twitter.
Sorenson was the 41st overall weak-side defensive end in the 2021 class, and the 111th overall player in the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
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Sorenson had been committed to the Nebraska football program since September 1 of last year. He was being recruited by tight ends coach Sean Beckton and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander.
This is certainly a loss for Nebraska football, but it gives them time to try and fill a spot in the class. If this was a 2020 commitment, I would be slightly more worried.
Currently, the 2021 recruiting class for Nebraska is still strong. It currently holds three commitments. Given how successful Nebraska was with 2020 class, I would expect them to be able to fill that spot relatively easily.
Measuring in at six-foot-four, 230 pounds, Sorenson could have brought a strong presence to the position. He is an excellent pass rusher. As I wrote about at the time of his commitment, he uses his length to make himself effective rushing the passer. This is bad news for the offensive lineman trying to guard him. He could’ve definitely helped Nebraska improve their pass rush.
You win some you lose some, and Nebraska definitely lost something on Thursday. However, that’s all part of the fun of college football. Teams are going to recruit players that they think can help. Sorenson definitely has the talent to help a college football program. If anything, Scott Frost and the rest of the Nebraska football coaching staff should be able to bounce back. They have shown their knack for recruiting over the past couple of months in particular, and that should be able to help them land the program’s next big commitment.