|High schoolClearwater Academy International|
|Offer date||Jan. 16, 2018|
Habakkuk Baldonado received an offer from the Huskers on Jan. 16, 2018.
Originally from Rome, Italy, Baldonado moved to the United States to play football before the start of his senior season. He began playing the game about four years ago after watching games and football movies on television.He found a local American football team in Rome.
“Pass rushing is almost all I did,” Baldonado said in an interview with The World-Herald. “I was good at it.”
A former teammate on the Italian national team had played at Clearwater Academy International, which just completed its second year of 11-man football. Baldonado got his visa and left home.
He had 30.5 sacks in his one season at Clearwater. That got the attention of Pittsburgh, Illinois, Cincinnati and others, including Central Florida’s former staff. Which is now the staff at Nebraska. Which offered Baldonado on Jan. 16.
He took an official visit to Michigan State on Jan. 19.
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