Nebraska Football: Program going after talented New Jersey running back

Nebraska football has another running back on their radar.

Nebraska football has been going after linebackers in this 2021 cycle, and it’s been noted that they want to put their efforts on the defensive side of the ball. However, they appear to be in play for a 2021 four-star running back. Audric Estime has Nebraska football in his top five, according to Brian Dohn of 247Sports. ($)

Estime is the 25th overall running back in his class, and the fourth overall player in his class from the state of New Jersey per the  247 Sports Composite Rankings. Rutgers is the predicted school in Estime’s Crystal Ball.

He tore up the field for St. Joseph Regional. The Montvale, New Jersey native rushed for 1,190 yards and 15 touchdowns on 173 carries in 2019. That was following a great 2018 season that saw him run the ball 136 times for 860 yards and 12 touchdowns.

When I watch his highlights, I see a player that can explode through the hole. He has great vision and is able to identify a hole as soon as he sees it. He is a very physical runner, and is able to break tackles with ease. He would definitely fit the running style that the past few Nebraska football backs have had. He reminds me a little bit of Dedrick Mills in the sense that he has deceptive speed, as well as a physical running style that allows him to gain extra yards.

His 247Sports  NFL comparison is Jordan Howard. I definitely see elements of his game that are similar to Howard’s. He has speed, he can bounce to the outside, and he is not afraid to take on contact. As far as the running back position, Nebraska has been able to recruit that well over the past couple of classes. It would certainly be a switch-up from the defensive focus. However, it is important to add balance to the class.

Currently, the 2021 Nebraska recruiting class ranks 37th nationally and 10th overall in the Big Ten per the 247eam rankings. They have a solid base of players, and they are players that should be able to make an impact sooner rather than later. It certainly speaks to the job Scott Frost and his staff have done in recruiting.

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I’m hoping Nebraska will be Estime’s top choice. They are certainly building something special in Lincoln, and the 2020 and 2021 recruiting classes should figure to be a big part of that.

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