Class of 2017 target

Hunter Echols

PositionDE
Height6/4
Weight230
HometownLos Angeles, CA
High schoolCathedral
Offer dateMarch 1, 2016

Hunter Echols received an offer from the Huskers on March 1, 2016.

He had been committed to UCLA since February 2016 but officially backed away from that pledge on July 22. Echols didn't stay on the market for long, though. He committed to USC on August 5.

Nebraska had been heavily involved in his recruitment throughout his commitment to UCLA, so it remains to be seen if the Huskers will still be a factor.

Echols never visited Lincoln, but he had said in several interviews that he was interested in checking it out. An official visit was tentatively set for the season opener against Fresno State on Sept. 3, but that trip may not happen.

Echols is friends with the other Los Angeles-area recruits being targeted by the Huskers. That influence helped Nebraska remain in the mix with Echols.

The Huskers are also heavily recruiting his teammate at Los Angeles Cathedral, wide receiver Jamire Calvin.

He was named one of the top five defensive linemen at The Opening Regional in Los Angeles in February. That helped earn him an invite to The Opening Finals in July, where he posted a 4.63-second 20-yard shuttle, 37-foot kneeling powerball toss and 33.1-inch vertical jump.

Echols is also committed to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.


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