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Nebraska football recruiting: Huskers land commit from 2020 quarterback Logan Smothers

Posted at 9:00 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 22:31:21-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) The Nebraska football team has landed its first commit for the 2020 recruiting class and it's a big one for the Huskers as quarterback Logan Smothers chose NU on Thursday night. 

Smothers made the announcement on Twitter after a 13 hour trip to Lincoln. 

The 6'1" 180 pounder is ranked as a three-star prospect according to Rivals & 247 Sports. The link to his highlight reel can be found here.

Smothers threw for 2,851 yards and 21 touchdowns last year as a sophomore according to his Hudl video. According to al.com, he rushed for 719 yards &10 touchdowns in 2017. The speedy signal caller also qualified for the Alabama state track meet in the 100 meeters. Nebraska quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco tweeted out his excitement shortly after the commitment.

NU running backs coach Ryan Held also joined in on the Twitter fun.

Smothers is from Athens, Alabama. He's considered to be the 8th best dual-threat quarterback for 2020 by Rivals and 12th by 247 Sports. The Huskers already have a quarterback commit for 2019 when Luke McCaffrey from Colorado committed to the Big Red back in early June.