Head coach Scott Frost and defensive coordinator Eric Chinander added another big piece to the defensive line, as Nebraska landed the fifth best JUCO defensive lineman in Jahkeem Green, according to 24/7 Sports.
The 6’4, 300-pound defensive tackle committed to the coaches this weekend while in attendance for the spring game. Green played at Highland Community College in Kansas last season where he recorded 67 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Green attended Sumter High School in Sumter, South Carolina and tried to go back to his home state to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks. He committed to the Gamecocks on March 24, 2018, but Green did not meet the academic qualifications and the Gamecocks moved on before he could meet those qualifications.
Along with South Carolina, Green had SEC offers from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi State, but he only visited Tennessee after South Carolina began to lose interest.
If academically eligible, Green could play in 2019 and will add even more depth to an already talented defensive line with Darrion and Damion Daniels at the nose tackle positions plus Khalil Davis, Carlos Davis and Ben Stille at the defensive ends.