Husker Football Recruiting News

Nebraska added to its 2021 football recruiting class Friday when Shawn Hardy of Georgia announced his commitment to play for the Huskers. Hardy said there wasn’t much else to learn about Nebraska, or any other school, for that matter, so he committed on Friday. He visited Lincoln last season. He likes the fan base and the coaches. He has family in Omaha, which will be nice. Hardy is a three-star prospect out of Kingsland, Georgia, and the No. 106-rated wide receiver in the 247Sports composite rankings. Hardy held offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU and Ohio State, among others. He becomes the eighth member of Nebraska’s 2021 class. Hardy caught 44 passes for 782 yards and 10 touchdowns last year for Camden County High School, and he had 36 catches for 795 yards and five touchdowns in 2018. He’s averaged 19.7 yards per catch in two varsity seasons.

Lincoln Christian grad and former Arizona State Sun Devil Jared Bubak has officially announced that he will be transferring to Nebraska as a walk on. After three years at Arizona State, the Lincoln Christian grad and former three-star tight end entered the transfer portal in February. Bubak sent a direct message on Twitter to Kenny Wilhite, the director of high school relations on the Nebraska football staff and asked Wilhite if he could walk-on. That got him in contact with head coach Scott Frost who said he was excited about having him come aboard. The deal was finalized this weekend, and Bubak announced the news on Twitter. He’ll join fellow newcomers at volunteer workouts, which begin this week.

Freshman defensive back Henry Gray has entered the transfer portal less than six months after enrolling at Nebraska, he confirmed to The World-Herald. In a message posted to social media, Gray said he’s entered the portal because of an “unanticipated family situation.” Gray, a four-star in the 2020 recruiting class, was an early enrollee and moved to Lincoln in January. The 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back was rated the No. 27 cornerback in the 2020 class and chose Nebraska over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State, among others. Gray was a high school All-American in Hollywood, Florida, and competed in the Under Armour All-America game. Gray was slated to be a safety for NU secondary coach Travis Fisher. He was to be one of five freshman defensive backs.