New Blood Lifts NU Recovery

About two dozen high school and junior college football players are signing letters of intent with Nebraska, solidifying a class ranked 27th by recruiting tracker

After the firing of coach Bill Callahan on November 24th, 14 players de-committed from the Huskers, with seven switching to other Big 12 North schools.

Jeremy Crabtree, a national editor for, says Nebraska's recruiting has been able to recover pretty quickly from Callahan's firing.

On signing day Wednesday, Nebraska's only five-star recruit will be 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman Baker Steinkuhler out of Lincoln Southwest.

Class of 2008
Antonio Bell WR 6'2", 177 Daytona Beach, FL.
Will Compton ATH 6'2", 214 Boone Terre, MO.
Ben Cotton TE 6'6", 217 Ames, IA.
Alfonzo Dennard DB 5'10", 185 Rochelle, GA.
Sean Fisher LB 6'5", 210 Omaha, NE.
David Grant OL 6'6", 278 Killeen, TX.
Ricky Henry OL 6'4", 300 Wahpeton, ND.
Tyson Hetzer TE 6'7", 265 Glendora, CA.
Micah Kreikemeier LB 6'4", 215 West Point, NE.
John Levorson ATH 6'4", 185 Crete, NE.
Tim Marlowe ATH 5'10", 165 Youngstown, OH.
Cameron Meredith DE 6'4", 22 Santa Ana, CA.
Collins Okafor RB 6'1", 210 Omaha, NE.
Courtney Osborne ATH 6'2", 170 Garland, TX.
Steven Osborne WR 6'4", 182 Garland, TX
Kyler Reed ATH 6'3", 204 Overland Park, KS
P.J. Smith DB 6'2", 205 River Ridge, LA.
Kody Spano QB 6'2", 202 Stephenville, TX.
Baker Steinkuhler OL 6'6", 290 Lincoln, NE.
Brandon Thompson OL 6'6", 280 The Woodlands, TX.
Quentin Toailoa DT 6'5", 275 Redlands, CA.
Lester Ward RB 6'3" 186 Brenham, TX.
Alonzo Whaley LB 6'0" 213 Madisonville, TX.
David Whitmore DB 6'2" 190 Port Arthur, TX
Josh Williams DE 6'4" 220 Denton, TX.

Committee/Not Yet Signed
Khiry Cooper WR 6'2" 175 Shreveport, LA.
Justin Rogers RB 5'11" 180 Birmingham, AL.