Defensive tackle prospect Kevin Maurice is one of six players in
the Huskers' 2013 recruiting class who are expected to begin their career on
the defensive line. The 6-3, 270-pound Maurice is one of three players from the
state of Florida in Nebraska's 2013 signing class. The three signees from the
Sunshine State ties for the most NU has signed from Florida and represents the
largest number of signees from the Florida high school ranks in a single year.
Maurice is regarded as one of the fastest-rising prospects in the state after a
standout senior season at Freedom High School in Orlando. Maurice recorded
approximately 70 tackles, including nine sacks and better than 20 tackles for
loss, while also forcing two fumbles. His play helped Coach Andy Johnson's team
to a 7-4 season and a trip to the Class 8A state playoffs. Maurice earned
first-team Class 8A all-state honors from the Orlando Sentinel and was an
all-district and All-Metro selection. He was also selected to play in the
Central Florida All-Star game. Maurice played on both sides of the ball as a
junior for Freedom High. He had 50 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman, and
totaled 50 tackles and six sacks on defense. Maurice also started as a
sophomore in 2010, for a Freedom High team that finished with an 8-2 record.
Maurice is regarded as one of the top 120 defensive tackles in the nation by
several recruiting services. He also visited Boston College, and chose the
Huskers over BC, Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State and Memphis. Maurice is
the son of Hernise Maurice, and he was born on July 19, 1994.