Jimmy Fritzsche’s recent flurry of recruiting activity wound to a close Wednesday.
When the dust cleared, he was a Husker.
A three-star offensive tackle from Greenville, South Carolina, Fritzsche made the announcement at his school, Greenville High. He becomes the fourth offensive lineman in Nebraska’s 2019 scholarship recruiting class.
Fritzsche’s recruitment picked up steam in a big way in recent weeks. He took visits to UConn and Syracuse following the regular season and also hosted Nebraska head coach Scott Frost at his home in Greenville.
Then, just before he was set to leave for Lincoln to visit the Huskers this past weekend, Clemson extended a scholarship offer, although the Tigers reportedly backed off that offer this week.
The Tigers’ campus is less than an hour from Greenville, but Nebraska was able to hang on and secure Fritzsche’s commitment.
While some schools wanted the 6-foot-7, 240-pounder to play tight end in college, the Huskers see him as a tackle prospect with a lot of upside as he develops and puts on weight.
Rivals rates Fritzsche as the No. 21 player in the state of South Carolina, while 247Sports ranks him No. 32.
As for offensive linemen in Nebraska’s class, the Huskers also have a verbal commitment from Arizona Western’s Desmond Bland, but the earliest he could sign would be early February.