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Offensive lineman Broc Bando joined the Nebraska program in January as one of five mid-year scholarship enrollees. Bando comes to the Huskers from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but is a Lincoln native who began his prep career at Lincoln Southeast High School.
The 6-5, 280-pound Bando was part of one of the nation’s top prep teams the past two years at IMG. Playing for Coach Kevin Wright, Bando was a standout at both offensive guard and tackle, helping the Ascenders to an 11-0 record in 2016.
IMG Academy finished the year ranked No. 3 in the nation in the USA Today high school rankings. Behind a strong offensive line, IMG Academy averaged nearly 390 yards per game and scored better than 35 points per contest.
Bando was also part of a perfect season at IMG Academy in 2015, as the school posted a 9-0 record and was ranked among the nation’s top 10 prep teams. Bando began his career at Lincoln Southeast in 2014, when he had 30 tackles and two sacks as a defensive lineman and earned honorable-mention All-City honors from the Lincoln Journal Star. Bando also threw the shot put as a freshman and sophomore at Southeast.
Bando is ranked as one of the nation’s top 50 offensive guards in the 247 Sports composite rankings and is ranked among the top offensive line prospects in Florida. Bando had offers from numerous schools including Louisville, Mississippi State, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Kansas State, before selecting the Huskers.
Bando was born on Oct. 2, 1998, and is the son of Shannon Hanke.