Mike Riley is interviewed by BTN's Kevin Kugler as part of 2016 National Signing Day.
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Coach Riley Introduces 2016 Signing Class

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley announced the Huskers' 2016 signing class on Wednesday, a group that includes 21 scholarship players who hail from 14 states.

Riley's second recruiting class at Nebraska features 10 players on both offense and defense and one specialist.

"We've got a pretty versatile class," Riley said during a Signing Day press conference Wednesday afternoon. "It's a abig day for Nebraska and an exciting day for Nebraska football."

A full transcript of Riley's Signing Day press conference can be found here.

The 2016 Signing Class

Name Pos. Ht. WT. Hometown High School
Quayshon Alexander LB 6-3 235 Prospect Park, N.J. De Paul Catholic HS
Dicaprio Bootle DB 5-10 180 Miami, Fla. Southridge HS
Bryan Brokop OL 6-5 275 New Lenox, Ill. Lincoln Way West HS
Tre Bryant RB 5-11 200 St. Louis, Mo. Christian Brothers HS
Tony Butler DB 6-2 195 Cleveland Heights, Ohio St. Edward HS
Marquel Dismuke DB 6-2 180 Calabasas, Calif. Calabasas HS
JoJo Domann DB 6-1 205 Colorado Springs, Colo. Pine Creek HS
David Engelhaupt TE 6-3 230 Norfolk, Neb. Norfolk Catholic HS
Matt Farniok OL 6-6 300 Sioux Falls, S.D. Washington HS
Derrion Grim* WR 6-0 180 Stockton, Calif. Ronald E. McNair HS
Lamar Jackson DB 6-3 195 Elk Grove, Calif. Franklin HS
Pernell Jefferson LB 6-2 225 New Orleans, La. Warren Easton HS
Caleb Lightbourn PK/P 6-3 220 Washougal, Wash. Camas HS
Collin Miller DL 6-3 235 Fishers, Ind. Hamilton Southeastern HS
Patrick O'Brien* QB 6-4 230 San Juan Capistrano, Calif.  San Juan Hills HS
John Raridon OL 6-4 275 West Des Moines, Iowa Valley HS
Greg Simmons LB 6-2 240 Fort Pierce, Fla. Fort Pierce Central HS
JD Spielman WR 5-9 180 Eden Prairie, Minn. Eden Prairie HS
Ben Stille DL 6-5 240 Ashland, Neb. Ashland-Greenwood HS
Jack Stoll TE 6-4 235 Lone Tree, Colo. Regis Jesuit HS
Boe Wilson OL 6-3 295 Lee's Summit, Mo. Lee's Summit West HS

The Class Breakdown:

By State:
California (4):
Dismuke (Calabasas), Grim (Stockton), Jackson (Elk Grove), O’Brien (San Juan Capistrano); Nebraska (2): Stille (Ashland),  Engelhaupt (Norfolk); Colorado (2): Domann (Colorado Springs), Stoll (Lone Tree); Florida (2): Bootle (Miami), Simmons (Fort Pierce); Missouri (2): Bryant (St. Louis), Wilson (Lee’s Summit); Illinois (1): Brokop (New Lenox); Indiana (1): Miller (Fishers); Iowa (1): Raridon (West Des Moines); Louisiana (1): Jefferson (New Orleans); Minnesota (1): Spielman (Eden Prairie);  New Jersey (1): Alexander (Prospect Park); Ohio (1): Butler (Cleveland Heights); South Dakota (1): Farniok (Sioux Falls); Washington (1): Lightbourn (Washougal).

By Position (First Position Listed): 
Offense (10): QB-O’Brien; RB-Bryant; WR-Grim, Spielman; TE-Engelhaupt, Stoll; OL-Brokop, Farniok, Raridon, Wilson.         

Defense (10): DL-Miller, Stille; LB–Alexander, Jefferson, Simmons; DB–Bootle, Butler, Dismuke, Domann, Jackson.

Specialist (1): PK/P–Lightbourn. 


Nebraska has secured commitments from nine prospects who plan to join the program as walk-ons for the 2016 season.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School
Ty Chafin  WR 6-5 200  Burwell, Neb.  Burwell HS 
Creighton Hamik LB 6-3 210 Kearney, Neb. Kearney Catholic HS
Tanner Hass ATH 6-0 195 West Point, Neb. Guardian Angels HS
Branden Hohenstein TE 6-4 205 Jackson, Neb. Bishop Heelan HS
Todd Honas WR 5-11 200 Aurora, Neb. Aurora HS
Tavlin Hunt LB 6-0 215 Lincoln, Neb. North Star HS
Grant Jordan LB 6-2 205 Omaha, Neb. Westside HS
Spencer Jordan FB 6-2 215 Omaha, Neb. Westside HS
Eli Sullivan DB 6-2 190 Longmont, Colo. Longmont HS


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