Wisconsin product A.J. Natter is one of six players in the 2013
signing class expected to begin their careers on the defensive line. Natter is
NU's first signee from the state of Wisconsin since 1997. Natter was a
three-year standout on the defensive line for Jeff Bachinski at Milton High
School. As a senior, Natter had 43 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss, and
4.5 sacks, while also recording two fumbles in eight games. His play as a
senior earned Natter first-team all-state honors from the Wisconsin Football
Coaches Association, while he was a second-team all-state pick by the
Associated Press. In his junior season, Natter had 80 tackles, including 21
tackles for loss and eight sacks, while also blocking two kicks. His play in
2011 earned Natter honorable-mention all-state accolades from the WFCA, and
Natter also picked up all-region and all-conference honors. In 2010, Natter
started as a sophomore and helped Milton High to a 7-4 record and a trip to the
state playoffs. Natter earned second-team all-conference honors after making 55
tackles and recording 10 sacks. Natter is ranked as the top prospect in
Wisconsin according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, and is a consensus
choice as one of the top three players in the state. Natter is also ranked
among the nation's top 25 defensive ends by 247, Rivals.com and Fox Sports.com.
Natter was one of the first commitments in Nebraska's 2013 class, pledging his
intention last April. He did not take any other visits, but had offers from
Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue among others.
Natter was born on Oct. 8, 1994, and is the son of David and Beth Natter.