Nebraska adds to 2021 class with pledge from Omaha TE
Nebraska has added another tight end to its growing 2021 recruiting class.
Friday, the Huskers received a verbal pledge from 3-star tight end A.J. Rollins, a native of Omaha. He’s the second tight end in the 2021 recruiting class to commit this week, joining 4-star prospect Thomas Fidone out of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Rollins announced his decision with a post on Twitter. He becomes the 17th player of 2021 to commit to Nebraska.
“I want to thank all the coaches who have shown interest and recruited me during my high school athletic career,” Rollins wrote. “It is with great excitement and anticipation for my future that I am committing to the University of Nebraska.”
— Aj Rollins (@AjRollins__) August 28, 2020
Rollins is ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect out of the state of Nebraska and the No. 38 tight end. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Nebraska native picked his hometown team over offers from Iowa State, Missouri and UCF.
At the high school level, Rollins is a versatile player who has fit into multiple positions on the football field. He played tight end, wide receiver and defensive end at Creighton Prep during the 2019 season. He totaled 13 receptions for 169 yards and a pair of touchdown grabs.
Rollins also plays basketball.
With Rollins’ pledge, Nebraska sees a bump in the 247Sports recruiting rankings. The Huskers now sit No. 24 nationally and are No. 6 in the B1G, passing Minnesota.