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Huskers pick up big in-state commitment from Ethan Piper

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Huskers add a third in-state commit to the 2019 football class

Norfolk native Ethan Piper pulled the trigger and committed to the Cornhuskers today after receiving a scholarship offer near the end of February.  Piper is the third commit in the Huskers 2019 class and puts an intriguing note on Husker Football’s recruiting as all three of Nebraska’s current commits are from in-state players.

At 6’4 275lbs, Piper is considered a defensive line recruit but the reality is he could play anywhere on the defensive line and even the offensive line if his body continues to grow.

Nebraska’s 2019 in-state class is stocked full of talent and Piper dominated in nearly every game as a junior at Norfolk Catholic High School. After picking up several FBS offers, Ohio, and an offer from the University of Iowa it was clear that Piper’s recruiting was destine to receive interest from Huskers new head coach.

A key ingredient to Scott Frost’s success at UCF has been to recruit and develop players that are competitive and have high-intensity motors which is one of the things that sticks out about Piper.  After speaking with Husker linebacker coach Barrett Ruud Piper knew that his skill set aligned with the new staff.

“They said they really like my film. They said that I’m really competitive and that they like my motor, and that I really don’t give up,” Piper told 247sports.

When asked what the offer from Frost meant to him by the OWH Piper was clear in how much it meant to receive a scholarship offer from his dream school.

“It’s a dream come true,” Piper said. “To wear this jersey means so much — an honor and responsibility I will do everything I can to uphold.”

With a third in-state recruit on board in Piper, the Cornhuskers have several more prospects in the 2019 class that could land on the commitment list in what could be one the state of Nebraska’s most talented years for recruits.

After watching Nebraska natives like Harrison Phillips go to Stanford and become one of the top prospects in this years NFL Combine you had better believe that coach Frost will continue to lock down the state’s borders to ensure any and all talent stays home.

In the 2019 class, keep an eye on names such as Omaha Burke LB Nick Henrich, Omaha North RB Zander Gray, Lincoln North Star ATH Luke Reimer, and Omaha Burke TE Chris Hickman

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