Defensive back prospect Josh Kalu is one of four players from Texas in Nebraska's 2014 recruiting class, marking the seventh straight year the Lone Star State has supplied the largest number of players to the NU recruiting class. The 6-1, 170-pound Kalu is one of five players expected to begin their Nebraska career in the secondary. Kalu was a standout performer for Coach Jody Jordan at Alief Taylor High School in Houston, the same school that produced Husker junior offensive lineman Givens Price. Kalu helped his team to an 8-4 record in 2013, including a trip to the second round of the Class 5A Division 1 state playoffs. Kalu made 51 tackles and had four interceptions as a senior, with three returns for touchdowns. Kalu's play earned him All-Greater Houston first-team honors from the Houston Chronicle, and he was also a first-team all-district selection. As a junior, Kalu helped Alief Taylor to an 8-4 record, when he made 32 tackles and had an interception and a fumble recovery. He also averaged better than 13 yards per punt return and was named the Class 5A District 18 Newcomer of the Year. Kalu also excelled in track and basketball for Alief Taylor. Kalu is ranked among the top 80 safeties in the country according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, and is among the top 120 players in the state of Texas. Kalu committed to Nebraska in October and did not take any other visits. He did receive scholarship offers from Colorado, Arkansas State, Duke, Houston, SMU, Wake Forest and Washington State. Kalu was born on Aug. 28, 1995, and he is the son of Elekuachi and Prisca Kalu.