Nebraska Baseball landed a big commitment earlier this week.
It’s been a while since we have heard any Nebraska baseball news, and for the first time in quite a while, we have some to report. Nebraska baseball landed a commitment ($) from shortstop Core Jackson.
Jackson is in the 2021 graduating class and is from Ontario. Measuring in at five-foot-11, 165 pounds, he bats left and throws right.
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According to a scouting report, Jackson’s strengths are in fielding and covering the strike zone. He transfers the baseball from his glove to his hand nicely, and he also can cover the strike zone at the plate. He is described as a line-drive hitter who could hit for power well as he develops into a complete player.
This is certainly an interesting commitment for Nebraska. It’s been nearly two decades since Nebraska baseball landed a commitment from Canada. As we have seen before, head coach Will Bolt and his staff are committed to finding top-notch players. They have already made a concerted effort to try and land as many players from the state of Nebraska as possible, and now it appears they are trying to land some out-of-country talent.
It sounds like Jackson is a little bit raw in terms of skills for a prospect. However, it seems like he has a lot of potential. With a growing program, I don’t mind Nebraska baseball taking a shot at some players that may be a project. A lot of times, you see project players in a program that is trying to rebuild. Nebraska baseball has players that both have a ton of high school pedigree, as well as promise. I like the direction that Bolt is headed in. He certainly knows what it takes to win.
It will be interesting to see where Nebraska baseball recruits down the road. With the season being cut short this year, we didn’t really get a good assessment of how this team plays. We saw glimpses of the bullpen struggling and the starters playing well, and we also saw a ton of offense. I certainly think the program is headed in the right direction. Commitments like Jackson’s certainly help the program push forward for the future.