Good news for Nebraska football.
In what has been a while couple of weeks in recruiting for Nebraska football, they received a Crystal Ball in their favor on Friday night. Blair Angulo of 247Sports put in another crystal ball for Tiaoali Savea
Savea is the 16th overall strong-side defensive end in the 2021 class, and the second overall player in his class from the state of Nevada per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. In addition to Nebraska football, he also holds offers from USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State, LSU, and Miami among others.
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He is being showered with accolades to this point. So far, he has been invited to the Under Armor All-America Game and the Polynesian Bowl. We have seen Nebraska football recruits shine at the All-American game in particular.
What could he bring to Nebraska football? Measuring in at six-foot-three, 250 pounds, he played both the defensive end and defensive tackle positions for Desert Pines High School in Nevada. When you take a look at his film, it is very evident that he is aggressive off the edge. As soon as the ball is snapped, he goes after the quarterback.
Building off of that, he also has very good pursuit when a quarterback starts to scramble out of the pocket. He is able to track the quarterback down and make the big play. This certainly fits a theme that Nebraska football has been trying to find over the past couple of recruiting classes.
Strong edge defenders are definitely something that they have been missing. Now, it appears that they are in the mix to get a strong player in Savea. This would be huge, and just add to the recruiting flurry that has been occurring over the past couple of weeks.
The addition of Savea would fit the 2021 recruiting class nicely. Currently, the class ranks 22nd overall and sixth in the Big Ten per the 247Sports Team Rankings. This would be another big get for a Nebraska defense that is appearing to reload after several decommitments. I’ll be interested to see how they fill out the rest of the class as Nebraska looks to put the finishing touches on a special group.