Nebraska’s defense will receive a boost this fall as they added the No. 43 linebacker in the 2024 cycle. Three-star linebacker Willis McGahee IV announced his commitment to the Cornhuskers on Saturday.

McGahee currently plays for Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida. At 6’2 and 215 pounds, the 3-star LB is the No. 413 overall prospect and the No. 59 player in Florida. McGahee is also the son of Miami Hurricanes standout and NFL star Willis McGahee.

McGahee is currently the fourth commitment of the Cornhuskers’ 2024 recruiting haul. He joins 4-star safety Roger Gradney, 3-star interior offensive lineman Gibson Pyle, and 3-star defensive lineman Ashton Murphy in the 2024 class.

The commitment is an encouraging sign for Matt Rhule, who became Nebraska’s new head coach in the offseason. Rhule was hired as the replacement for Scott Frost, who was fired after several tumultuous seasons and a losing record in Lincoln. The current recruiting class ranks as the No. 25 class in the country and the No. 7 class in the B1G.