Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012 AT 9:32 AM / Updated at 8:20 PM
Recruiting: Canadian OT picks Huskers
Sam McKewon Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska’s 2013 recruiting class Tuesday picked up a big offensive line boost when Brantford, Ont., tackle David Knevel selected the Huskers over Alabama and West Virginia.

A 6-foot-9, 285-pounder who’s rated as a three or four-star prospect depending on the service, was rumored to be a NU commit for days after fellow 2013 Husker commit Josh Banderas announced on Twitter last week that Knevel had joined the class. Knevel received a late offer from Alabama and took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa in December.

A January enrollee, Knevel played at Pauline Johnson Collegiate High School. He had offers from Wisconsin, Purdue, Missouri and Arkansas, among other schools. He’s the top prospect in Canada and the first Canadian commit since the late 1990s, when NU signed Dahrran Diedrick in 1998 and Patrick Kabongo in 1999. Kicker Sandro DeAngelis — a 2000 signee — lived on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, but played in Buffalo, N.Y.

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