A late push from perennial College Football Playoff participant Clemson wasn’t enough to sway Jimmy Fritzsche away from the school that recruited him the hardest.
The Huskers picked up their fourth offensive tackle commit for the 2019 class when Fritzsche — a 6-foot-7, 240-pound, three-star prospect from Greenville (S.C.) High School — picked Nebraska over the Tigers, who offered Fritzsche a scholarship on Thursday.
NU had been on Fritzsche longer and conducted an in-home visit with him in early December. Fritzsche then visited the Huskers on the final weekend before signing day after getting the Clemson offer.
Fritzsche is a converted tight end who’s recently grown into his frame. His father, Jim, played offensive guard at Purdue and one season with the Philadelphia Eagles. And Fritzsche’s size fits into the profile Nebraska wants in an offensive tackle — long and athletic.
Nebraska has already received or expects to get signatures from three other offensive tackle prospects: Four-star Bryce Benhart of Lakeville (Minn.) North, three-star Michael Lynn of Greenwood Village (Colo.) Cherry Creek and three-star Matthew Anderson of Leesville (La.).
Extremely honored and thrilled to receive a B1G offer from the University of Nebraska!!!!!?????????????? #GBR #GoHuskers #B1G @GregAustin2717 @coach_frost @train0187 @GHSFBRecruits @GregSmithHV @247Sports pic.twitter.com/gmJ2fMB3pt— Jimmy Fritzsche (@FritzscheJimmy) October 19, 2018
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