By NU Athletic Communications
DB, 5-11, 205, Birmingham, Ala. (Vestavia Hills HS)
Mason Wald was the final addition to Nebraska's signing class and will bring his reputation as a hard-hitting safety to the Nebraska Blackshirt defense. The 5-11, 205-pound Wald is a fearless hitter who helped Vestavia Hills High in Birmingham to back-to-back appearances in the Alabama 6A state semifinals. He joins prep teammate Justin Rogers in Nebraska's 2008 class, giving the Huskers their first signees from Alabama since 2003. Wald’s play in 2007 helped Vestavia Hills and Coach Buddy Anderson to an 11-3 record, including a victory over rival and national powerhouse Hoover High in the state quarterfinals, when Wald had six tackles and two interceptions. On the season, Wald finished with seven interceptions and more than 100 tackles. For his outstanding play in 2007, Wald was a first-team Class 6A all-state pick by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and the Birmingham News named him a a member of its Super All-Metro team. Wald also played a key role during his junior season, also helping his team reach the state semifinals. Wald is the son of Michael and Suzanne Wald and was born on Nov. 2, 1989.