Big get for the Nebraska’s 2013 recruiting class, as Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard linebacker Marcus Newby committed to NU Monday morning.
Newby, a four-star talent who’s the No. 113 player in the country according to 247Sports, hails from the same school as current Husker defensive end Jason Ankrah and defensive coordinator John Papuchis. Both played a role in Newby’s commit, said Quince Orchard head coach Dave Mencarini.
But academics did, too.
“We spent a lot of time learning about the academic program and the support structure Nebraska has,” Mencarini said. ”I’ve seen a lot of great BCS programs around the country and I never saw anything like I saw at Nebraska.”
My take: The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder — who visited Oklahoma, among other schools — is a quick-trigger playmaker who could fit into a hybrid Peso role or bulk up and play inside. He’s also a pass-rushing threat on third down.