Nebraska Football: Christopher Paul Jr. adds more star power to LB group

Nebraska football picked up a big commitment on Friday.

Nebraska football was able to pick up a commitment from 2021 three-star linebacker Christopher Paul Jr. The commitment of Paul helps Nebraska football add to a stellar 2021 class.

He is the 25th overall inside linebacker in the 2020 in class, and the 51st overall player in the state of Georgia per the 247 sports composite rankings. He was recruited to Nebraska by Sean Beckton and Barrett Ruud.

Most recently, he took a visit to Florida State on March 7. Prior to that, he took a visit to Georgia State on January 8. He does have a visit scheduled with Cincinnati on June 19, but we will see how that all shapes out. He visited Lincoln on November 16 for an unofficial visit.

What can he bring to Nebraska football? When I watch his highlights, I see a player that is very instinctive as soon as the ball is snapped. He doesn’t rush up and make a play. He waits for the play to form and then makes his decision.

Normally, I wouldn’t like that out of the linebacker, but I can appreciate his willingness to let the play develop. He is the perfect size for a linebacker in today’s game of football. Measuring in at six-foot-one, 217 pounds, he certainly has enough size to make an impact at the position.

Currently, Nebraska has many linebackers on the roster. Something to watch for is the sophomore class. There are seven linebackers on the roster, headlined by Caleb Tannor. It is smart to recruit for the future at the position, as there is a big cluster of recruits for Nebraska in the sophomore class.

Nebraska has a four-star linebacker in Randolph Kpai in the 2021 class already. Adding Paul gives Nebraska another solid linebacker.

I like that Nebraska is focusing on defense and addressing needs for the future. Defense was perhaps their biggest weakness last year. Now, they can begin to plan for the future. Not only are they planning for the future, they are getting impact players that can make plays. Obviously, we still have a little bit of time before the 2021 class comes campus. However, it’s certainly encouraging that Nebraska continues to aim high in that regard.

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