Huskers add O-lineman to 2015 class

2014-02-03T15:45:00Z 2014-08-08T20:53:37Z Huskers add O-lineman to 2015 classBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

As the clock moves toward midnight and 2014 signing day, the Huskers continue to make noise in the recruiting class still a year away.

Nebraska added its fourth recruit for the 2015 class Monday, gaining a commitment from offensive lineman Christian Gaylord, a four-star prospect according to Scout.com and a three-star according to Rivals. He's not yet rated by 247Sports.

Scout ranks him the 28th-best in the country among offensive tackles in the 2015 class. Here are Gaylord's highlights, courtesy of Hudl.

A 6-foot-6, 270-pound recruit from Baldwin City, Kan., Gaylord grew up in a family of Husker fans and has relatives who attend the university.

"It's a childhood dream come true. My brother and I would wait around when were little for the Nebraska game to start," Gaylord told Scout. "I remember telling my brother before games that I was going to play there someday."

Among the recruits who attended Nebraska's Junior Day in Lincoln on Saturday, Gaylord has other offers from Oklahoma State, Missouri, Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota, Kansas and N.C. State. 

He joins four-star defensive backs Eric Lee and Avery Anderson, and running back Kendall Bussey as recruits who have committed to the 2015 class since Saturday.

If nothing else, it's a good start for the Huskers, who, according to 247Sports, have a 2015 class right now ranked tops in the Big Ten and 12th nationally.

Recruiting giveth, recruiting taketh away

While Nebraska gained one for the 2015 class, it lost out on adding safety Markell Boston to the 2014 class.

Boston, who visited Lincoln over the weekend, committed to Auburn after receiving an offer from the Tigers on Monday. He told the Auburn 247Sports site that he had silently committed to the Huskers prior to getting the offer from the SEC school.

As it is, the Huskers stand at 25 known commits heading for Wednesday's signing day, with players such as wide receiver Desean Blair and offensive lineman Kenyon Frison still to announce their decisions.

Reach Brian Christopherson at bchristopherson@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. Follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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