Nebraska Football: Marques Buford fits right in with defensive focus

Nebraska football continued their solid recruiting efforts in the month of July on Saturday, picking up a commitment from athlete Marques Buford.

Buford is the top prep athlete in the country, and hails from St. Thomas More Prep.

This is a major get for Nebraska. When you look at what he can do defensively, he can make things happen with his speed. He has a very good eye for the football, and is able to come down and make plays.

With the wide receiver group that Nebraska football currently has, it would make sense for the Huskers to use him as a defensive back. His speed, especially on the outside would be beneficial for the defense.

He was recruited to the Nebraska football program by Travis Fisher and Erik Chinander. As it stands right now, the Nebraska football recruiting class continues to climb up the 247Sports Composite Rankings. They are now ranked 36th  nationally and ninth overall in the Big Ten. They have a very solid class and I would expect that to continue to grow.

Nebraska continues to place an emphasis on the defensive side of the football for the 2021 class. Adding another corner is certainly a great plan for a team that needs to continue to develop in that area. They have senior talent in the secondary this year, but it’s not certain what things are going to look like for next year.

The Huskers have seemed to balance out this class with a ton of playmakers on both sides of the football. I’m excited to see what the secondary can do in the future as they definitely have many  playmakers. This is certainly going to be beneficial for the defense moving forward. In particular, their corners have speed. They are certainly going to need it as they try to catch up with the wideouts of the Big Ten. The program took care of the linebacker position, and now they are placing an emphasis on the secondary. I love how they’re covering all the bases in this class.

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I love the fact that Nebraska is continuing to try and get better. I feel really confident with this class moving forward and the coaching staff should too. They have been putting in a tremendous amount of work over the past couple of days and it’s beginning to pay off. One has to wonder what the next move will be for this class.


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