Caleb Tannor made the switch from high school defensive end to outside linebacker, and the true freshman has earned immediate playing time on special teams and defense. He has played in all five games this season and has totaled four tackles, including three tackles on defense and his first career tackle on kickoff coverage in the season opener against Colorado.
Before Nebraska (Miller Grove)
Tannor starred as a defensive end for Miller Grove High School in Georgia. Tannor was a standout pass rusher for Coach Justin Larmond at Miller Grove. He was named a first-team all-state selection in Class AAAAA, Georgia’s largest classification, by both the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Tannor was tabbed as a four-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. Rivals listed him as the No. 26 linebacker prospect in the country, while he came in at No. 19 among defensive ends in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Originally a Georgia commit, Tannor spurned offers from several SEC schools before choosing the Huskers on signing day in February. He also visited Auburn and Florida and had offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee, among many others. Tannor was one of 88 high school players nationally selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.