Nebraska Football: Gabe Ervin brings workhorse playstyle to RB position

Nebraska football added another running back to Lincoln on Tuesday.

By now, you have probably heard that running back Gabe Ervin is coming to Nebraska football. He will be a huge addition to the room, and give Nebraska depth for the future.

Irvin is the 49th overall running back in the 2021 class, and the 66 overall player in his class from the state of Georgia per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is a three-star recruit.

In addition to Nebraska, he also had offers from the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee among other schools. He certainly had an impressive offer sheet.

He will be able to help the Nebraska football running game immensely. One thing I noticed when I watched his film was that he found holes easily. Once he got through them, he exploded upfield. If there were defenders nearby, he used his agility to sidestep them and find open-space.

He was able to cut really well, and evade defenders with ease. Although he is not the fastest running back I have seen, his ability to keep the chains moving and get  upfield quickly should serve him well in the Big Ten.

For the Nebraska football 2021 recruiting class, this is a rare offensive commitment. Currently, the class ranks 41st nationally and 10th overall in the Big Ten per the 247Sports Team Rankings. Although that may seem a little low, I am pleased with the quality of players in this class.

Nebraska football has focused on the defense in this class, and adding a running back is certainly a welcome addition. Running back has been a source of strength for them. I see nothing wrong with them wanting to add to the position.

I’ll be interested to see who else Nebraska football can add in this class. The class itself may be a bit behind other programs in the Big Ten. . However, I am pleased with the commitments they have added in the class.  I would love to see them add some more, and I believe they’re going to in the coming days. Latrell Neville is a name to watch.

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The program is doing a good job at stockpiling for the future. Hopefully, their efforts will pay off in the long run. I like what they’re doing, and at this point, they should focus on getting the best players for their team and not keeping up with the other programs in the conference.

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