Braxton Clark, a 3-star athlete from Orlando, Fla., signed with Nebraska on Wednesday. He originally committed to the Huskers on Jan. 21.
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Clark took an official visit to Nebraska on Jan. 12. He previously was committed to Virginia Tech but de-committed on Dec. 20. Nebraska coach Scott Frost put his attention heavily on Clark after his de-commitment, taking the entire Huskers staff for a Sunday night in-home visit.
With the need for a cornerback in the 2018 recruiting class, Clark filled a noticeable void for Nebraska.
Weight: 180 pounds
Hometown: Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips)
Ranking: 3-star prospect, No. 164 player in Florida, No. 99 cornerback in country
Committed: Jan. 21
How he fits in: While listed as an athlete, Clark is a true cornerback. The Huskers were also in need of cornerbacks for the 2018 recruiting class, so Clark’s commitment could not have been a better fit.
Clark’s size is a huge benefit, too. His height will give him an advantage against the wide receivers he faces. Clark has no issue as a physical player and appears capable in a variety of coverages.
Player evaluation: “Equipped with top-notch size in the secondary, Clark also does a nice job of showing off his ball skills by timing his jump and high-pointing the ball. He does a good job of staying in the receiver’s back pocket and rarely falls for double moves down the field, so the discipline is there. Clark is also fleet-footed for a defensive back of his stature. His measurables often match the description of a safety, but Clark plays under control and shows no problem flipping his hips and running with receivers. Clark can work on making use of his size when operating in press-man coverage, but overall, this is a young man who will likely be flooded with offers by the time it is all said and done. There is a lot of potential with this Central Florida native.” — 247Sports
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