Lincoln -- Nebraska Football Coach Bill Callahan announced the signing of 18 players to National Letters-of-Intent to play football at the University of Nebraska Wednesday afternoon. The class, which includes 16 high school seniors and two junior college transfers, consists of players from 11 different states, including five high school seniors from the state of Nebraska.

Complete bios are available by clicking on the names listed below ,and quotes from Coach Callahan will be available following this afternoon's press conference. For HuskersNside subscribers, video highlights are also available on the class of 2004.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

High School/Junior College

Jordan Adams*

QB

6-3

195

Santee, Calif.

West Hills/Grossmont College

Adam Blankenship

DE

6-3

230

Tulsa, Okla.

Union

Lance Brandenburgh

LB

6-1

220

Overland Park, Kan.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Andy Christensen

OL

6-3

275

Bennington, Neb.

Bennington

Beau Davis

QB

6-4

185

Venice, Calif.

Venice

Joe Ganz

QB

6-3

190

Palos Heights, Ill.

Stagg

Cortney Grixby

DB

5-9

160

Omaha, Neb.

Central

Mike Huff

OL

6-5

305

Ralston, Neb.

Ralston

Brandon Jackson

RB

6-0

220

Horn Lake, Miss.

Horn Lake

Michael Keenan

LB

6-2

220

Kansas City, Mo.

Oak Park

Lydon Murtha

OL

6-8

305

Hutchinson, Minn.

Hutchinson

Danny Muy

OL

6-4

270

Tallahassee, Fla.

Lincoln

Terrence Nunn

WR

6-0

185

Houston, Texas

Cypress Falls

Santino Panico

ATH

6-0

200

Libertyville, Ill.

Libertyville

Clayton Sievers

TE

6-4

230

Elkhorn, Neb.

Elkhorn

Ty Steinkuhler

DE

6-3

235

Lincoln, Neb.

Southwest

Nathan Swift

WR

6-3

185

Hutchinson, Minn.

Hutchinson

Cornelius Thomas**

OL

6-6

300

Honolulu, Hawaii

Farrington/City College of San Francisco

*–Will enter Nebraska as a sophomore, transferring from Grossmont (Calif.) CC

**-Will enter Nebraska as a junior, transferring from the City College of San Francisco


The Class Breakdown:
Total: 18
Freshmen: 16
Junior College Transfers: 2

By State:

  • Nebraska (5): Christensen (Bennington); Grixby (Omaha); Huff (Ralston); Sievers (Elkhorn); Steinkuhler (Lincoln)
  • California (2): Adams (Santee); Davis (Venice)
  • Illinois (2): Ganz (Palos Hills); Panico (Libertyville)
  • Minnesota (2): Swift (Hutchinson); Murtha (Hutchinson)
  • Florida (1): Muy (Tallahassee)
  • Hawaii (1): Thomas (Honolulu)
  • Kansas (1): Brandenburgh (Overland Park)
  • Mississippi (1): Jackson (Horn Lake)
  • Missouri (1): Keenan (Kansas City)
  • Oklahoma (1): Blankenship (Tulsa)
  • Texas (1): Nunn (Houston)

By Position (First Position Listed):

  • Offense (12): Adams, QB; Christensen, OL; Davis, QB; Ganz, QB; Huff, OL; Jackson, RB; Murtha, OL; Muy, OL; Nunn, WR; Sievers, TE; Swift, WR; Thomas, OL
  • Defense (5): Blankenship, DE; Brandenburgh, LB; Grixby, DB; Keenan, LB; Sievers, LB; Steinkuhler, DE
  • Athlete (1): Panico