Nebraska has landed its first men’s basketball recruit for the 2015 class.
A source close to the situation confirmed Thursday night that power forward Michael Jacobson of Waukee, Iowa, has committed to the Huskers and will officially make an announcement on Friday.
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Jacobson, who plays for the MoKan Elite on the AAU circuit, made an unofficial visit to Nebraska in mid-June, after picking up a scholarship offer from NU coach Tim Miles in May.
A 4.0 student, Jacobson also had offers from Drake, Northern Iowa, Indiana State, Northern Colorado, UTEP and Wyoming, as well as Ivy League schools Harvard, Princeton and Brown.
Iowapreps.com ranks Jacobson among the top 10 prospects from the state of Iowa for the class of 2015.
A three-sport athlete in high school, Jacobson is a tight end in football and received a football scholarship offer from Iowa State.
Nebraska assistant coach Chris Harriman was the lead recruiter on Jacobson.
Nebraska's original first commitment to the 2015 class, wing Keanu Pinder, is instead headed to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, where he will play two seasons.