Antonio Reed, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound prospect from Southaven (Mississippi) High School committed to Nebraska on Feb. 1, following his official visit to Lincoln.
But where he'll line up for the Huskers is somewhat up in the air.
"Nebraska is recruiting me as a defensive athlete," Reed told Husker Online. "They said they have three spots open and I can come in and play any one of them. We'll just see where I fit."
But Nebraska needs the most immediate help at linebacker, according to The World-Herald's Sam McKewon. If Reed becomes a linebacker, he'll join Mohamed Barry, Tyrin Ferguson and likely Dedrick Young at the position from the 2015 recruiting class.
Nebraska defensive backs coach Charlton Warren was the primary recruiter of Reed, while defensive coordinator Mark Banker was the secondary recruiter.
"Coach Warren was real straight forward," Reed told Husker Online. "He just told me before I came down there are three options. I was going to be offered, I was going to come on the official without the offer or I wasn't going to be offered at all."
Reed is listed as a three-star safety by 247 Sports, while Rivals lists him as a two-star athlete and Scout has him as a two-star safety. ESPN has not ranked Reed.
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Coachspeak: “I might be a little biased, but I see 20 pounds on him and an all-conference linebacker. The thing that always stood out with him is instincts and knowledge of the game.” — Ed Rich, Southaven head coach
Our take: Interesting to see where this goes, because Rich said Nebraska assistant coach Charlton Warren was acting on a late tip last week, hurriedly viewed Reed’s film and then flew in for a visit the next day. Hard to project much about his future until NU gets him into the system and decides where he best fits.
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