A whirlwind of Nebraska football additions continued Wednesday afternoon as a coveted inside linebacker from SEC country publicly announced his intentions to become a Husker.
Jackson Hannah — a 6-foot-3, 220-pound standout from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee — posted on his Twitter account he is "incredibly happy to announce my commitment to the University of Nebraska." Hannah held at least 18 other scholarship offers from schools including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Oregon and Wisconsin.
Hannah is a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports and ESPN, while Rivals assigns him four stars and calls him the 236th overall player in the Class of 2019. Nebraska offered Hannah on May 17, and he took an unofficial visit to the school last weekend.
Hannah is the eighth known commit of the 2019 group and is the latest in a rush of new Huskers. Since Friday, Scott Frost and Co. have earned commitments from graduate transfer defensive lineman Vaha Vainuku, junior college offensive lineman Desmond Bland, 2019 quarterback Luke McCaffrey and juco cornerback Will Jackson.
Hannah became a linebacker as a sophomore after starting his playing career as a defensive end. He'll likely play inside in Nebraska's 3-4 defensive scheme.
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