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Jamin Graham Commits: What Does It Mean for Nebraska?

Nebraska added another talented athlete on the football defensive side for his 2019 recruitment of the class Sunday as Jamin…

Nebraska added another talented athlete on the football defensive side for his 2019 recruitment of the class Sunday as Jamin Graham announced his commitment to Huskers.

The 6 foot 6, 220 pounds off the linebacker from Attalla Ala.) Etowah had close double-digit offers to his name and chose NOW over Louisville, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia and Southern Miss among several others. Graham becomes the 22nd known engagement for Nebraskas 2019 recruiting class.

Here are some quick views on what Graham’s involvement means for Nebraska.

Jamin Graham promised to Nebraska after his official visit this past weekend.

1. Nebraska coaches have mentioned the need to upgrade the overall size, length and athleticism on the football’s defensive side since they came almost a year ago. They have really taken a step in the right direction to address these needs with some of the 2019 recruitment players and the latest addition of Jamin Graham is no exception. Graham measures 6-foot-6 and as a junior high school he had an 85-inch wing game. Huskers really has no one on his current list that looks like Graham does.

2nd Landing Graham helps to fill a huge need for external position linebacker position in this recruitment class. As I mentioned, Graham is the first OLB commitment that really fits the kind of dimensions that they would rather like in the position. There is probably room for another OLB in this class, maybe two are that they can snap the right kind of player.

3rd Nebraska needs someone who can get after the quarterback and Graham has shown the ability to do just that in high school. He has primarily played defensively for Etowah, but you will see him work from both a three-point and two-point position. He uses his hands pretty well based on his junior movie and his production is indisputable because he posted some really good numbers the last season including 35 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and 9 QB hurry.

4th Graham provides a lot of size, athleticism and overall versatility to the Huskers table. From watching his movie you get a sense of how distracting he can be and how much of a problem that his size and length presents for crime. He can rush the passer far away from the edge, he has the ability to create a turnover, and he does a great job of getting his long arms in suitable lanes and deflecting the football.

5th Nebraska believes that they can develop players as well as everyone in the country given the strength and conditioning staff it has with Zach Duval and nutrition staff led by Dave Ellis. Graham seems to be a player of incredibly large size and athleticism, but has not yet come close to reaching his potential. While everyone in the nation would like to have a day 1-start on off-line linebacks, Graham is a good example of someone as they can get out of the South and completely transformed into another player within one year of working with Duval and Ellis. [19659002] 6. Huskers has now landed 22 players for his 2019 recruiting class who hails from 14 different states. They have done a great job in recruiting players from Midwest and South. It seems that Huskers quietly tries to start a pipeline to the state of Alabama when they landed two from last year, Graham so far this year and already have a commitment from Alabama-born Logan Smothers in the 2020 class.

7th A major common theme among Nebraska’s 2019 treaties is that they come from programs that have all been very successful and Graham is no exception to it. Etowah finished the season with a 12-1 record, as they did not lose until the class 5A quarterfinals to the possible state runner-up.

*** High season statistics: 86 tackles, 35 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recycles, two touchdowns (73.0)

12/2/2018 – Jamin Graham – OLB – 6-foot-6, 220-pound – Attalla, AL – 3 Stars

11/18/2018 – Myles Farmer – DB – 6- fot-3, 190 pounds – Atlanta, GA – 3 stars

10/31/2018 – Javin Wright – DB – 6-foot-3, 190-pound – Chandler, AZ – 3 Stars

10/28 / 2018 – Bryce Benhart – OT – 6-foot-9, 300-pounds – Lakeville, MN – 3 Stars

10/25/2018 – Darien Chase – WR – 6-foot-1, 185-pound – Vancouver, WA – 3 Stars

9/15/2018 – Chris Hickman – TE – 6-foot-6, 205-pounds – Omaha, NE – 3 Stars

9/4/2018 – Dedrick Mills – RB – 6- Foot, 200 pounds – Garden City, KS (Waycross, GA) – 4 Stars

8/6/2018 – Quinton Newsome – CB – 6-foot-2, 180 – Suwanee, GA – 3 Stars

8 / 5/2018 – Michael Lynn – OT – 6-foot-7, 280 – Greenwood Village, CO – 3 Stars

7/23/2018 – Mosai Newsom – DE – 6-foot-5, 260 – Waverly, IA – 3 Stars

7/21/2018 – Nick Henrich-LB – 6-foot-3, 210 – Omaha, NE – 3 Stars

19.19-20 18 – Tony Fair – DT – 6-foot-3, 330 – Tucson, AZ (South Bend, Ind.) – 3 Stars

6/29/2018 – Jamie Nance – WR – 6 feet, 160 – Blanchard, OK – 3 Stars

6/22/2018 – Matthew Anderson – OL – 6-foot-7, 250 – Leesville, LA – 3 Stars

6 / 15/2018 – Ronald Thompkins – RB – 6 feet, 195 – Loganville, GA – 3 Stars

6/6/2018 – Jackson Hannah – LB – 6-foot-3, 234 – Nashville, TN – 4 Stars [19659002] 6/4/2018 – Luke McCaffrey – QB – 6-Foot-2, 180 – Highlands Ranch, CO – 3 Stars

6/1/2018 – Desmond Mix – Olympics – 6-Foot-4, 300 – Yuma , AZ (Flossmoor, Ill.) – 4 Stars [19659002] 5/5/2018 – Rahmir Johnson – RB – 5-Foot-10, 170 – Oradell, NJ – 4 Stars

3/5/2018 – Ethan Piper – DE – 6-foot-4, 280 – Norfolk, Neb. – 3 Stars

11/24/2017 – Garrett Snodgrass – ATH – 6-foot-3, 220 – York, Neb. – 3 Stars

6/24/2017 – Garrett Nelson – OLB – 6-foot-3, 236 – Scottsbluff, Neb. – 3 Stars

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