- Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer
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Nebraska suffered a big blow along the defensive line when the Huskers lost defensive end Darius Slade (Montclair, N.J./Montclair). The three-star end decommitted on January 16, which meant his spot needed to be filled.
The coaching staff found his replacement with three-star defensive end Sedrick King (Plant City, Fla./Plant City), who switched his commitment from UCF to Nebraska.
The 6-foot-4, 211-pound end joins Peyton Newell (Hiawatha, Kan./Hiawatha), Mick Stoltenberg (Gretna, Neb./Gretna) and ESPN Junior College 50 defensive end Joe Keels (Kenosha, Wisc./Highland Community College).
King likely won’t be an immediate contributor, which is why the addition of Keels is so important. Keels flipped his commitment from Wisconsin to Nebraska and should allow time for King to develop physically and transition to the college game.
Nebraska now has 23 commitments, four of which are four-star prospects and 19 three-stars.
This was a big get for the Cornhuskers as we are less than 10 days away from signing day. Shoring up the defensive line depth was a main priority and King helps get the coaches towards that goal.
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