By NU Athletic Communications
LB, 6-3, 210, West Point, Neb. (West Point Central Catholic HS)
Micah Kreikemeier is one of six in-state products in Nebraska's 2008 scholarship class. Kreikemeier joins the Husker program after a standout prep career at West Point Central Catholic. He was the first player to commit to Nebraska after Bo Pelini's hiring as head coach on Dec. 2. Kreikemeier has a family history with the Nebraska program, as his father, Keith, played for the Huskers as a walk-on from 1981 to 1983. Kreikemeier is projected to begin his Nebraska career as a linebacker, the position he starred at for Coach Dave Ridder at West Point CC. Kreikemeier totaled 125 tackles, three sacks, an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries on defense as a senior. Offensively, he played tight end and had more than 300 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He also scored four touchdowns as a short-yardage back for the Bluejays to earn honorable-mention Class C-2 all-state honors. Kreikemeier was ranked as one of the nation's top 70 linebacker prospects according to ESPN.com, and was listed among the top 10 prospects in Nebraska by Rivals.com. Kreikemeier is also accomplished in the classroom, carrying a 4.0 grade-point average. Kreikemeier also plays basketball for the Bluejays, who currently own a 12-6 record. He is the first player from West Point Central Catholic to earn a scholarship from the Huskers since Tom Ridder signed with the Huskers in 1974. Dave Ridder also played for Nebraska, originally joining the program as a walk-on before earning a scholarship, and lettering as a defensive end from 1981 to 1983. Kreikemeier is the son of Keith and Jodi Kreikemeier and was born on March 12, 1990.