Other than quarterback, tight end is Nebraska’s biggest need for the 2013 class, and the Huskers landed a key piece Wednesday when Dayton (Alter) Ohio adjuster Greg Hart committed to NU.
The 6-foot-5, 225-pounder — a three-star target according to 247Sports — will be the guy, he said, who replaces Nebraska senior Kyler Reed. He visited over the weekend.
“The academics, it really did impress me,” Hart told 247Sports. “They have 294 Academic All-Americans, and they’re hands on with players. It’s a good program with what I want to do which is business, and I think I’ll make a lot of connections when I get out of there. When you commit to them, they commit to you 100 percent and I’ll be able to reach my goals.”
Hart’s taller than Reed, and maybe a step slower. He looks more like a bulkier version of Mike McNeill. Hart told Huskers Illustrated he was NU’s No. 1 tight end target.
The seventh overall commit of the class, Hart had offers from several Division I schools, including Northwestern, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Wake Forest and Boston College. In-state schools Ohio, Cincinnati, Akron and Kent State had also offered Hart.
Get the full story on Hart’s earlier visit from World-Herald recruiting partner HuskersIllustrated.com, and click here to see his player card in the Omaha.com Husker players database.