Three Husker recruits enroll, join football program

2013-01-07T13:04:00Z 2013-01-14T19:22:15Z Three Husker recruits enroll, join football programBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON / Lincoln Journal Star

While Nebraska football coaches continue their push to add more recruits to the 2013 class by next month’s signing day, three members of that class are already part of the Husker program.

Linebacker Courtney Love (Youngstown, Ohio), offensive lineman David Knevel (Ontario, Canada) and safety D.J. Singleton (Jersey City, N.J.) enrolled in spring classes Monday, an NU official confirmed.

This will allow the trio to participate in winter conditioning and spring ball.

Enrolling early could be especially beneficial for Love at a position that will undergo a personnel overhaul with the departures of Will Compton, Alonzo Whaley and possibly Sean Fisher.

“I have a semester to really get adjusted to the college life,” Love told “I need to take advantage of the situation with three senior linebackers leaving, get in there right away and learn the defense. Hopefully, it pays off for me when fall comes.”

While the three new enrollees get their feet wet, NU coaches still could add at least six more recruits to a class that currently has 19 players.

One addition could come as soon as Wednesday, when top-rated California running back Terrell Newby plans to announce his choice at West Hills Chaminade High School.

Newby has narrowed his list to Nebraska and UCLA. Four members of the Huskers' offensive staff visited Newby at his home last weekend.

Nebraska's class of 2013 already includes one of the top five backs in Texas -- 6-foot-2, 200-pound Adam Taylor of Katy.

As it stands, Nebraska’s current class is ranked 27th nationally by, 22nd by 247 Sports’ composite rankings, and 12th by Fox Sports Next.

Given Newby’s four-star rating by the various recruiting sites, Nebraska would figure to make at least a slight climb in those rankings if his commitment were to fall the Huskers’ way.

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