Class of 2015

Adrienne Talan

HometownPembroke Pines, FL
High schoolFlanagan

Adrienne Talan, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound linebacker from Pembroke Pines (Florida) Flanagan, committed to the Huskers on signing day, picking Nebraska over Pittsburgh and Temple.

The three-star prospect visited Lincoln on Dec. 13 after previously being committed to Oregon State under new NU coach Mike Riley.

Talan did a little bit of everything in high school, including playing rush end, but he said he only has one place he wants to play in college.

"Linebacker is the only position that I want to play in college," he told Big Red Report. "I'm only talking to schools that are recruiting me to play the linebacker position."

ESPN's insider-only scouting report says "Talan is an aggressive, tough defender who likes to initiate contact. He plays the Low safety position where he shows excellent production. His aggressive, tough mindset also allows him to be an effective core special teamer."

Rivals lists Talan's 40-yard dash time at 4.48 seconds with a bench max of 305 pounds and a squat max of 405.

Husker linebacker coach Trent Bray — who was at Oregon State under Riley — is the primary recruiter of Talan.

"Yes sir I have been in touch with the Nebraska coaching staff recently," Talan told Big Red Report. "I am coming close to making a decision. Coach Trent Bray from Nebraska is recruiting me and he's my guy."

Talen is the fifth potential linebackers in the 2015 class — joining Mohamed Barry, Tyrin Ferguson, Antonio Reed and Dedrick Young.

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Our take: Flanagan coach Devin Bush calls Talan physical and explosive, making size the most important thing to address going forward. Riley talked about a need for linebackers, so now it will be up to the five that the Huskers have added to separate themselves. Talan, however, won’t be intimidated by any competition after coming from the highest level of high school football in Florida.

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