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Nebraska Football gets talented edge rusher in Leslie Black



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Nebraska football has been busy on the recruiting trail as of late. On Monday, they got a preferred walk-on commitment from edge rusher Leslie Black. Black is from Statesboro, Ga.

This commitment may seem a bit under-the-radar. Nevertheless, he had offers from several solid FCS schools. He also had other preferred walk-on offers from Georgia, Southern Kennesaw State, and UT-Chattanooga. Those are not anything to scoff at, especially the offer from Georgia.

Secondaries coach Evan Cooper was the main player in his recruitment.

Black had 51 tackles in 14 games for Statesboro.

What can he bring to Nebraska football?

Black is a solid football player. He can fire off the edge quickly, and likes to get after the quarterback. He puts his hands up when the ball is in the air, and is extremely active while he rushes the passer. It is easy to see why he was gaining interest from the likes of Georgia. He is the type of edge rusher needed in today’s game.

Offense is the name of the game today in college football. How do you counteract that? Solid pass-rushing and edge-rushing players. Loading up at the position and getting athletes who can disrupt offensive plays are a must nowadays.

Black is a member of the class of 2023, and should be able to provide Nebraska with additional pass-rushing help in what is a very full class of rushers. It’s clear that Nebraska football is making house-rusher a priority. This is definitely a good thing. It’s a skill set that Nebraska football has missed over the past couple seasons.

Nebraska football is claiming stake in Georgia

Moreover, it’s interesting that Nebraska football was able to go into the state of Georgia to land lack. We have seen the program make Georgia a state that they really want to focus on in recruiting. MJ Sherman and Arik Gilbert are part of the 2023 class as well. It’s interesting that they are going into the state of Georgia to recruit. It would be extremely beneficial for the program to stake a claim there, and  it seems like they already have to some degree.

Time will tell how Black fits into Nebraska football’s plans defensively. Nevertheless, he is an intriguing prospect, as Nebraska continues to look for pass-rushing help.

Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.