Class of 2016 target

Jared Bubak

HometownLincoln, NE
High schoolLincoln Christian

Lincoln Christian's Jared Bubak originally became the first member of Nebraska's 2016 recruiting class, committing on Sept. 6, 2014, prior to the start of the Nebraska-McNeese State game.

But, after months of thinking about his decision, Bubak told The World-Herald on June 27 that he would re-open his recruitment. He is also interested in Arizona State but said that he had not yet made an oral commitment to the Sun Devils.

Bubak, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end, received a Husker offer in late July, and the prospect was on the sidelines for NU's 2014 season-opener against Florida Atlantic, too.

A week later, the three-star prospect was ready to make his decision:

By mid-September, Bubak's excitement to play for NU hadn't waned a bit.

"I've grown up in this backyard, so your whole lifetime as a kid, you've just wanted to be a Husker," Bubak said. "It's definitely a lifelong dream. I think they're one of the best programs in the nation, and there's nowhere I'd rather play."

Bubak stuck with his commitment once the Mike Riley's coaching staff came on board. However, in April 2015 Bubak told Husker Online that he was 50-50 between the Huskers and Arizona State.

“I have the utmost respect for all of the coaches at Nebraska. They’re all great guys,” Bubak said in June. “But I think by that time, it was just that I think I fit more at Arizona State.”

ESPN rates Bubak as the No. 9 tight end in the country for 2016. He is a three-star prospect according to all four of the major recruiting services.

Here's Bubak's Hudl highlight video:

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