Nebraska football signing day roundup

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Recruits across the country spent Wednesday officially announcing where they’ll be playing college football.

Thirty-one players signed to Nebraska on National Signing Day, including four-stars Malachi Coleman, Riley Van Poppel and Princewill Umanmielen.

Eight of the signees are in-state recruits, the most for Nebraska since 1998.

Head coach Matt Rhule held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the signees.

Channel 8 has compiled a full list of Husker football’s signees:

Vincent Carroll-Jackson

Carroll-Jackson is a three-star defensive lineman from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman had offers from Syracuse, Akron and Buffalo.

Joshua Fleeks

Fleeks, a four-star recruit in high school, is a running back who transferred to Nebraska from Baylor.

The Texas native played under Rhule during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Last season, Fleeks rushed three times for 27 yards.

Eric Fields

Fields is a three-star linebacker from Ardmore, Oklahoma.

He had offers from schools like Arkansas State, Abilene Christian and North Texas.

Fields also competed in track and field in high school, according to 247Sports.

Marco Ortiz

Ortiz is a long snapper who transferred to Nebraska from Florida.

He’s spent six seasons with the Gators but only appeared in one game last season.

In 2021, Ortiz earned the starting long-snapping job and played in all 13 games.

Corey Collier Jr. 

Collier, a four-star recruit in high school, is a defensive back who transferred to Nebraska from Florida.

As a Gator, Collier only played in five games, mostly spending time on special teams.

Collier was one of 100 invitees to the 2021 All-American Bowl and was rated as the third-best safety in the country by Rivals.

Chief Borders

Borders, a four-star recruit in high school, is a linebacker who transferred to Nebraska from Florida.

The Georgia native appeared in 12 games last season, mostly spending time on special teams. He recorded his first career tackle against Georgia on Oct. 29.

Elijah Jeudy

Jeudy, a four-star recruit in high school, is a defensive lineman who transferred to Nebraska from Texas A&M.

He spent two seasons with the Aggies, only playing in four games.

The Pennsylvania native was a two-sport athlete in high school, competing in football, and track and field.

Jeff Sims

Sims is a quarterback who transferred to Nebraska from Georgia Tech.

The Florida native, who was rated as a four-star QB by 247Sports, played at Georgia Tech for three seasons. He has two years of eligibility left.

Sims played in seven games last season for the Yellow Jackets, picking up 1,115 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions.

Kai Wallin

Wallin, a three-star defensive lineman, is a junior college transfer from American River Community College in Sacramento, California.

In 10 games last season, Wallin picked up 33 tackles and five sacks, helping the Beavers to an 8-4 season.

Dwight Bootle II

Bootle is a three-star cornerback from Miami, Florida. He is the younger brother of former Husker Dicaprio Bootle, a current member of the Kansas City Chiefs.


Kwinten Ives

Ives is a three-star running back and wide receiver who played at Palmyra High School in New Jersey.

Running backs coach E.J. Barthel, who has strong ties to the East Coast, was credited with recruiting Ives, 247Sports reported.


Rahmir Stewart

Stewart is a three-star safety from Philadelphia.

He had several offers from other Power Five schools, including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and Baylor.


Jaylen Lloyd

Lloyd is a three-star wide receiver who played for Omaha Westside.

He also took part in track and field and had offers from schools like Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Texas Tech.

In 2022, Lloyd helped Westside to a 12-1 record, with a win over Gretna in the Class A state title.


Tristan Alvano

Alvano is a top-ranked kicker who played for Omaha Westside.

He led Omaha Westside to a victory over Gretna in the Class A championship game with a 45-yard field goal.

Alvano is the sixth-best kicker in the 2023 class of recruits, according to Kohl’s Professional Football Camps.


Gunnar Gottula

Gottula is a 6-foot-6, three-star offensive tackle who played for Lincoln Southeast.

He had other offers from Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State.

Jason Mciejczak

Mciejczak is a three-star defensive lineman from South Dakota.

He was originally committed to playing at North Dakota but flipped to Nebraska on Monday.


Jaidyn Doss

Doss is a three-star wide receiver from Peculiar, Missouri.

He had received other offers from Minnesota, Illinois and Oregon.


Maverick Noonan

Noonan is a three-star defensive end who played for Elkhorn South and is the son of former Husker Danny Noonan.

He received offers from other schools including Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Michigan State.


Syncere Safeeullah

Safeeullah is a three-star cornerback who played for IMG Academy.

The Florida native had offers from schools like Kentucky, Memphis and Ole Miss.

Nebraska secondary coach Evan Cooper is credited with recruiting Safeeullah, according to 247Sports.


Sam Sledge

Sledge is a three-star interior offensive lineman who played for Creighton Prep.

He is 6-foot4, 270 pounds and had offers from Kansas and Miami (OH).


Princewill Umanmielen

Umanmielen is a four-star edge rusher from Manor, Texas.

He had several offers from other Power Five schools, including Arkansas, California and Florida.


Riley Van Poppel

Van Poppel is a four-star defensive lineman from Argyle, Texas.

The lineman chose Nebraska over other Big Ten schools including Purdue, Michigan and Wisconsin.


Brice Turner

Turner is a three-star wide receiver from Bay City, Texas.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver also runs track. He won the Texas 4A 100-meter title as a junior with a time of 10.25 seconds, 247Sports reported.

Brock Knutson

Knutson is a three-star offensive tackle from Mitchell, a small town in the Nebraska Panhandle.

He received offers from Iowa State, Arizona State, Colorado State and Kansas, according to 247Sports.


Malachi Coleman

Coleman is a four-star athlete who played for Lincoln East.

On Dec. 1, he decommitted from Nebraska amid the football program’s coaching changes.

Coleman had several offers from Power Five schools, including Georgia, Iowa and Florida State.


Dylan Rogers

Rogers is a three-star linebacker from Cypress, Texas.

He had offers from several other schools, including Texas, Colorado, Houston and Missouri.


Mason Goldman

Goldman is a three-star offensive tackle who played for Gretna.

The Nebraska native had several other offers from schools like Kansas, Missouri and Kansas State.

Nebraska also signed several in-state walk-ons on Wednesday:

  • Korver Demma – linebacker from Gretna
  • Cayden Echternach – tight end from Bennington
  • Grant Seagren – offensive lineman from Oakland
  • Cole Ballard – running back from Elkhorn
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