Nebraska Football: Evan Taylor bolsters defense as fourth commit in two days

Nebraska football recruiting fans react (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Nebraska football recruiting fans react (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska football team landed its fourth commit in two days in the form of a 3-star athlete who projects as a defensive back.

Evan Taylor apparently saw the spots filling up in the 2024 Nebraska football recruiting class and decided he didn’t want to miss out on his opportunity. The athlete out of North Carolina announced he’d committed to the Huskers on Monday afternoon.

The news that Taylor, a player that projects out to be a tall (6-foot-3 or 6-foot-4, depending on who you talk to) defensive back, is going to be a Husker was already cause for celebration. That he’s the fourth commit for Matt Rhule and company in two days is just icing on the cupcake.

Much like Jake Peters, Braylen Prude and Callen Barta, Taylor was a bit of an under-the-radar player. However, he did have some real offers, including from Power 5 schools like North Carolina. He also has the fact that he was just in town to see what the Cornhuskers had to offer.

Whatever he saw, Taylor obviously liked. He’s the 13th commit for Nebraska football’s 2024 class. That class now appears to be filling up fast.

Nebraska football moving fast

Recruiting for the 2024 class has been quite interesting in the last few weeks. The Huskers have been handing out quite a few offers to kids they’ve hosted at one of their weekend camps. They’ve also been collecting commits from those camps.

While some have been a bit frustrated that the Nebraska football team was giving out offers to players that didn’t have much interest from other FBS schools, it’s clear that the staff has a type. That’s especially true for defensive back coach Evan Cooper’s group.

Taylor is the third player who will almost certainly play for Cooper’s unit that stands 6-foot-2 or taller. They’re also quite quick. Taylor routinely runs a 4.5 40-yard dash. That’s the “slowest” of the three DBs to commit to the Huskers in the last couple of days.