There are several freshmen on the Nebraska football team that the coaches hope will make an impact, but Cameron Lenhardt stands out from the pack.
He might stand out even more because some recent comments by Nebraska football head coach Matt Rhule seem to indicate that he’s not one to give a ton of freshmen a chance to start. However, it looks like both the coaches and those outside the program are taking notice of Lenhardt.
Rivals is certainly taking notice of the former 4-star rush end. Cameron Lenhardt was put on the site’s list as one of the “Freshmen to Watch” in the Big Ten for the upcoming season.
The defender is one of 10 players on the list and it’s perhaps as noteworthy that Lenhardt is on the list, is that he got picked ahead of a couple of other freshman that could make some noise on their own.
"Lenhardt just couldn’t stay away from Nebraska. After backing off an earlier pledge to the Huskers, new coach Matt Rhule made the four-star defensive end a priority and in January, Lenhardt recommitted to Nebraska over Georgia Tech, Maryland, Penn State and Rutgers. Lenhardt started in the spring game and emerged in Nebraska’s new defense along with fellow four-star freshman Princewill Umanmielen as the Huskers will look to rotate a bunch of players there."
Nebraska football defender is one to watch
Lenhardt could end up being quite the story this year if he does take enough playing time to be someone to watch. He was one of the best recruits in Nebraska football’s first recruiting class under Matt Rhule.
Now Rivals believes he belongs in a group that includes Wisconsin TE Tucker Ashcraft, Illinois wide receiver Malik Elzy, Michigan State linebacker Jordan Hall, Iowa linebacker Ben Keuter, Michigan wide receiver Fredrick Moore, Penn State linebacker Tony Rojas, Ohio State wide receiver Carnell Tate, Minnesota running back Darius Taylor and Purdue wide receiver Jaron Tibbs.
Hopefully, for Nebraska football, Cameron Lenhardt is on the top of this heap when the smoke clears on the season.