Marquel Dismuke, a four-star safety from Calabasas High School near Los Angeles, has committed to the University of Nebraska. Ryan Bartow of 247 Sports reported Dismuke’s decision.
Standing 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, Dismuke had received offers from a large number of schools including Arizona State, Michigan and Mississippi State, among others.
Per 247 Sports, he is the No. 10 safety of the Class of 2016.
ESPN describes his game as “instinctive and aggressive,” which is just what Nebraska needs.
Dismuke will next year head to a Cornhuskers squad that will have just completed its first season under head coach Mike Riley, formerly of Oregon State. Nebraska went 67-27 in seven seasons under Bo Pelini, but could never really take the next step forward and had a 3-3 bowl record. Pelini was fired at the end of the regular season and replaced by associate head coach Barney Cotton on an interim basis. Cotton coached the team in its Holiday Bowl loss against USC.
But the team will likely have a new look and attitude once Dismuke suits up in Lincoln, so fans should be excited.
Nebraska opens the 2015 season on September 5, when the BYU Cougars pay a visit to Lincoln.
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