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Nebraska nabs commitment from 2022 Florida DL Hayden Schwartz

Nebraska nabs commitment from 2022 Florida DL Hayden Schwartz

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A recruiting blitz in June continues to produce commitments to the Nebraska football team.

Hayden Schwartz, a class of 2022 defensive lineman, announced his pledge to the Huskers on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder is considered a three-star prospect by the major recruiting services, Rivals and 247Sports. 

In the fall, Schwartz will play his senior season of high school football at Bolles School (Jacksonville, Florida) — one of the state's best programs.

Schwartz made an official visit to Nebraska on June 11 during a robust recruiting stretch occurring around the nation. The NCAA on June 1 lifted its recruiting dead period after 14 months, allowing players to visit campuses. 

Nebraska offered Schwartz last summer.

Michigan was considered a finalist for Schwartz's pledge. Several other Big Ten schools made offers, including Northwestern, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota and Penn State. 

Schwartz had 68 tackles (14 for loss) as a junior at Bolles School and has the kind of frame that could allow him to play multiple spots on the defensive line in college.

He becomes the first defensive lineman in the Huskers' 2022 class, which now sits at seven members. Schwartz is the third defensive player in the class, which includes pledges from in-state linebackers Ernest Hausmann (Columbus) and Jake Appleget (Lincoln Southeast).

Of Nebraska's eight 2022 commits, six visited campus in June.

Schwartz's father Bryan was drafted in the second round by the Jackson Jaguars, where he played five seasons.

2022 Husker football recruits

Name Position Hometown (School) Stars
Chase Androff TE Lakeville, Minn. (South) ***
Jake Appleget LB Lincoln (Southeast) ***
Ernest Hausmann LB Columbus ***
Ashton Hayes RB Reno, Nev. (McQueen) ***
Victor Jones Jr. WR Orlando, Florida (Olympia) ***
Grant Page WR Boulder, Colo. (Fairview) ***
Richard Torres QB San Antonio, Texas (Southside) ***
Hayden Schwartz DL Jacksonville, Florida (Bolles) ***
Gage Stenger OLB Omaha (Millard South) ***

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