Altair (Texas) Rice Athletic Uniform Roger Gradneyone of the fastest prospects in Texas, announced his commitment to Nebraska.
Gradney got the offer on Sunday afternoon and quickly made the decision to close his hiring based on early conversations he had with a secondary coach. Evan Cooper Player Affairs Director Omar Hales.
“I’m committed to Nebraska because I love the energy the coaches give,” Gradney said. “I love how they want to build a relationship with the players. They want you for who you are and they want to get to know you. They want to develop you and improve your skills to be successful.”
Although Hales and Cooper shut it down, the show itself had already had Gradney thinking highly of the Huskers.
“I was excited about this show,” he said. “It’s a Big Ten here. When I got this, I already knew what to think.”
Gradney will make his first visit to Lincoln next month now that the dying period has begun, as he looks forward to getting to know his future home.
He said “I’ll have one next month”. “I can’t wait to see the facilities, the locker rooms, what the field looks like and all sorts of other things.”
With Gradney’s pledge, the Huskers secured an all-purpose speedster that was a three-stage starter for his high school team. He has personal bests of 10.88 in the 100m and 22.41 in the 200m. However, going into the off-season, Gradny will undergo rehabilitation after the injury he sustained last season before moving full strength into his first playing season.
“I had hip surgery,” he said. “I’ve been playing with a torn lip for three years. I found out during the season so I only played five games. It taught me anything can happen and you have to cherish this moment. I’m in rehab and I’m planning for when I’m back strong. I’m not going to hurt so I’m going to be faster. I’ve become more powerful. “
“A lot of coaches ask me what I want to play,” he said. “They see me as a useful player, but most coaches see me on special teams and then on defense as a safety or cornerback.”
At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Gradney was ranked the No. 34 athlete in the country and the No. 70 recruit from Texas.
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