Another week, more additions to Nebraska's 2018 walk-on class.
The latest to join the first walk-on class under new coach Scott Frost are York standout Simon Otte and Gothenburg receiver Bennett Folkers, who both announced their commitments via Twitter on Sunday.
Truly blessed to receive a walk on offer and commit to the University of Nebraska. Extremely grateful for everyone who helped me get here. pic.twitter.com/UGKtI8Xg31— Simon Otte (@SimonOtte99) February 4, 2018
Honored to receive a walk on offer and commit to the University of Nebraska. A dream come true. 🌽🏈🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/SiqiKAJlRr— Bennett Folkers (@BennettFolkers) February 4, 2018
Otte was a first-team Super-State selection by the Journal Star this fall, listed as an athlete on the defensive side of the ball.
Listed at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he starred for the Class B state-champion Dukes.
Otte racked up 101 tackles and three fumble recoveries on defense while also rushing for 1,435 yards and 14 touchdowns.
All of that production came after Otte was sidelined in the summer by thumb surgery and then missed three-plus games after he dislocated his elbow in York's season opener.
When he was on the field, he was a prolific tackler, racking up nine in the season opener before his injury and a school-record 19 in his first game back.
Folkers was an honorable mention All-State selection in Class C-1 by the Journal Star this fall. He is listed at 6-3 and 180 pounds on his Hudl profile.
Season statistics were not immediately available. Gothenburg put together a 7-3 season this fall.
Otte and Folkers make 18 known walk-ons for the Huskers' 2018 class, including 17 from Nebraska.
As National Signing Day approaches, there are still in-state seniors with walk-on offers from NU that remain uncommitted, including Omaha Central's Jalen Harris.