Nebraska is keeping in-state talent at home.

On Monday, the Huskers received a verbal pledge from 3-star tight end James Carnie, who was just offered by the program last week. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound tight announced his decision with a post on social media. He is now the 19th player to join Nebraska’s 2021 recruiting class.

Carnie is a native of Firth, Nebraska and was one of the state’s 10-best players, per 247Sports. He ranks as the No. 7 overall prospect out of Nebraska and the No. 57 tight end for the cycle. He received 21 offers during the recruiting process.

Nebraska beat out squads like Iowa, Kansas State, Boise State and Pitt for Carnie’s pledge. He’s the third tight end in the Huskers 2021 class, as well.

The Huskers currently rank No. 23 nationally in the 247Sports’ recruiting rankings. They also sit No. 6 in the B1G.