Huskers Announce 2006 Recruiting Class

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Nebraska Head Coach Bill Callahan introduced a class of 24 signees at Wednesday’s 2 p.m. press conference in Lincoln. The 2006 class features players from 10 different states, including four from Nebraska and eight from California.

 

For full details on each of the newest Huskers, please click on the bio links below. Live audio is available for free, while video is being provided through HuskersNSide. HuskersNSide subscribers will also be able to watch a live video feed of Wednesday night's recruiting dinner in Omaha and video highlights of each of the signees. A link to the transcript of the press conference, as well as the recruiting map breaking down the state of Nebraska in each coach's area are available by clicking on the links above.

2006 Nebraska Football Recruiting Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School/Junior College
Pierre Allen

DE

6-5

222

Denver, Colo.

Thomas Jefferson HS

Steve Allen

LB

6-2

230

Delray Beach, Fla.

Fresno City (Calif.) College/Atlantic HS

Cruz Barrett

OL

6-4

315

Daytona Beach, Fla. 

Mainland HS

Major Culbert

DB

5-11

198

Harbor City, Calif. 

Nathaniel Narbonne HS

Victory Haines*

OL

6-7

285

Logan, Utah

Snow College (Ephraim, Utah)/Logan HS

Ricky Henry

OL

6-3

280

Omaha, Neb.

Omaha Burke HS

Will Henry

WR

6-5

195

El Paso, Texas

J.M. Hanks HS

Jacob Hickman*

OL

6-3

270

Bakersfield, Calif.

Centennial HS

Menelik Holt

WR

6-4

215

San Diego, Calif.

St. Augustine HS

Seth Jensen

DT

6-3

275

Fort Morgan, Colo.

Fort Morgan HS

Brandon Johnson

DT

6-3

312

Chicago, Ill.

Compton (Calif.) CC/Graceland Univ./Marshall HS

Andre Jones

DB

6-0

192

Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Fresno City (Calif.) CC/Kentucky/Choctawatchee HS

D.J. Jones

OL

6-5

300

Omaha, Neb.

Omaha Central HS

Ben Martin

DE

6-4

265

Lincoln, Neb.

Lincoln Southwest HS

Mike McNeill

TE

6-4

215

Kirkwood, Mo.

Kirkwood HS

Carl Nicks

OL

6-5

325

Salinas, Calif.

Hartnell JC/New Mexico St./North Salinas HS

Maurice Purify

WR

6-4

210

Eureka, Calif.

San Francisco (Calif.) City College/Eureka HS

Mike Smith

DE

6-6

260

Las Vegas, Nev.

Palo Verde HS

Tyrell Spain*

WR

6-3

190

San Diego, Calif.

San Diego (Calif.) Mesa College/Hoover HS

Ricky Thenarse

DB

6-0

185

Los Angeles, Calif.

Jordan HS

Anthony West

DB

6-0

195

San Diego, Calif.

Point Loma HS

Keith Williams

OL

6-5

310

Florissant, Mo.

McClure North HS

Kenny Wilson

RB

6-0

220

Liberal, Kan.

Butler County (Kan.) CC/ Liberal HS

Corey Young

DB

6-0

190

Omaha, Neb.

Millard North HS

 

(*) Enrolled at Nebraska for spring semester

The Class Breakdown:
Total: 24
Freshmen: 16
Junior College Transfers: 8

By State: 

            California (8): Culbert (Harbor City); Hickman (Bakersfield); Holt, Spain,

West (San Diego); Nicks (Salinas); Purify (Eureka); Thenarse (Los Angeles)

            Nebraska (4): R. Henry, D.J. Jones, Young (Omaha); Martin (Lincoln)

            Florida (3): S. Allen (Delray Beach); Barrett (Daytona Beach);

A. Jones (Fort Walton Beach)

            Colorado (2): P. Allen (Denver); Jensen (Fort Morgan)

            Missouri (2): McNeill (Kirkwood), Williams (Florissant)

            Illinois (1): Johnson (Chicago)

            Kansas (1): Wilson (Liberal)

            Nevada (1): Smith (Las Vegas)

            Texas (1): W. Henry (El Paso)

            Utah (1): Haines (Logan)

           

By Position (First Position Listed): 

            Offense (13): Barrett (OL); Haines (OL); R. Henry (OL); W. Henry (WR); Hickman (OL);

Holt (WR); D.J. Jones (OL); McNeill (TE); Nicks (OL); Purify (WR); Spain (WR);

Williams (OL); Wilson (RB)

            Defense (11): P. Allen (DE); S. Allen (LB); Culbert (DB); Jensen (DT); Johnson (DT);

Jones (DB); Martin (DE); Smith (DE); Thenarse (DB); West (DB); Young (DB)