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DE, 6-6, 260, Cozad, Neb. (Cozad HS)
Jared Crick is one of three in-state prospects in Nebraska's 2007 signing class. The Cozad native will begin his Nebraska career as a defensive end, one of seven Husker signees slated to begin on the defensive front. The 6-6, 260-pound Crick earned second-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and second-team Super State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as a senior, while earning first-team Class B honors from both papers. His performance helped Cozad and Coach Ron Bubak compile an 8-3 record and reach the second round of the Class B state playoffs in 2006. Crick made 68 tackles from his defensive end position, including six tackles for loss. On offense, Crick played tight end and caught 15 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns. During his junior season, Crick recorded 75 tackles and five sacks en route to Class C-1 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and honorable-mention all-state accolades from the Journal Star. Crick is also a key member of the Haymaker basketball team, leading the team in scoring at 12 points per game and rebounding with eight per contest. Crick is ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, who placed him as the No. 4 overall prospect in the state of Nebraska and the No. 45 strongside defensive end nationally. SuperPrep ranked him as the No. 46 defensive line prospect in the country and the 27th-best player in its Midlands Region, while Scout.com ranks him as a three-star recruit. Crick participated in the East Meets West All-American Game in Florida in January. Crick committed to the Huskers last summer and only visited Nebraska, but did receive numerous other scholarship offers. Crick was born on Aug. 21, 1989, and is the son of David and Cindy Crick.