|High schoolLincoln Southeast|
|Commit date||Sept. 7, 2018|
Nebraska has a long, fruitful history of convincing in-state punters to walk on and become successful for the Huskers.
Lincoln Southeast's Grant Detlefsen — who set a school record in 2017 with a 42.9-yard punting average — might be the next.
Detlefsen announced on Sept. 6 he was committing to walk on to the Huskers in the 2019 class.
"It is the only place I can see myself playing football for the next four-five years," Detlefsen wrote on Twitter. "I can't wait to be a part of the historic walk-on program and work harder than I ever have."
Detlefsen will be joining NU's program just as Caleb Lightbourn becomes a senior. Lightbourn was the rare scholarship recruit out of high school. Generally, Nebraska has preferred to recruit walk-on punters from the state - such as Sam Foltz, Brett Maher, Alex Henery, Kyle Larson, Sam Koch and Jesse Kosch - who then develop into some of the best punters in the nation.
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