Published Thursday, April 12, 2012 AT 5:30 PM / Updated at 6:14 PM
Recruiting: Banderas commits to Nebraska
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

It could be the recruiting momentum boost Nebraska’s football team needs heading into the spring game weekend.

Lincoln Southwest linebacker Josh Banderas — son of former NU tight end Tom Banderas — became the third verbal commit for the Huskers’ 2013 class Thursday night, Huskers Illustrated confirmed. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder finished with 124 tackles and four sacks last year for the Silver Hawks, who advanced to the Class A state semifinals.

Banderas is a four-star player according to 247Sports — a recruiting partner with The World-Herald — and the No. 153 overall player in the country. He had offers from Iowa, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and Tulsa, among others, and was getting strong interest from USC.

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  1. A Fan says:

    Welcome aboard. Glad to have you.

  2. BringBackWhiteSocks says:

    This is the caliber of recruit that will get us another Championship.

  3. Brad says:

    Congrats you won’t regret it.

  4. Jeremy Pepper says:

    Congratulations Josh! Welcome to Husker Nation and good luck in your senior year in high school.

  5. redark says:

    Oh yeah! This guy is a hell of an athlete and a tough, talented football player. Just the type of young man the Blackshirts need. He will be a difference maker. G. ood work Bo and great choice Josh. Hope your dreams come true at N.U.