Nebraska Football: Program beginning to build out 2022 class

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Nebraska football is beginning to talk to 2022 recruits.

Even with the Nebraska football season being postponed, that has not stopped action from heating up on the recruiting trail. The program has been talking to 2022 tight end/defensive end Austin Terry.

Measuring in at six-foot-five 230 pounds, he is not ranked in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He does have a ranking in the 247Sports regular rankings as a three-star recruit. He is the 29th overall tight end in the 2022 class, and the 12th overall player in his class from the state of Washington per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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In addition to Nebraska, he also has offers from Air Force, Boise State, Nevada, Tennessee, and UNLV. Most recently, he was offered by the Volunteers on April 25, 2020.

When I watch his film, the first thing I notice is his good pass blocking. As soon as the ball is snapped, he is able to get the upper hand on his defender. In terms of what he can bring on defense, he is very aggressive, and can move by his blockers with ease. He is particularly effective at coming off the edge, and he can get into the backfield quick enough to disrupt a play.

Earlier this week, he talked briefly about his conversations with Nebraska.

"“I’ve been talking there with coach (Sean) Beckton and he’s just been filling me in on the offense at Nebraska,” said Terry."

If I was Nebraska, I would have a hard time choosing which way to use him. I think he could be beneficial to them at both the tight end and defensive end positions. Size could be a threat in the red zone, and Nebraska has planned to use their tight ends more in that area. With the influx of quarterback talent coming in, this could be another nice target for them to use.

Defensively, he could be a future run-stopper for them as well. Especially last year, Nebraska football had trouble stopping the run. The way he can fly off the edge as well as how quick he is able to get to a play is extremely noticeable. He could be the pillar on a defensive line for years to come.

It will be interesting to see how Nebraska football builds out their future classes. We know what the 2020 class looks like,  and the 2021 class is getting clearer. Now, it’s all about continuing to build depth and adding pieces.

That is easier said than done in the Big Ten, where so many prominent college football programs are vying for top prospects. Nevertheless, Nebraska football certainly deserves to be in the conversation with them soon. They are building something special in Lincoln . People are starting to take notice.