The numbers keep growing for Nebraska's walk-on class.
Lincoln Southwest defender Nick Leader announced his intention to walk on and play for the Huskers on Sunday night, becoming the third player in a week to do so and the 11th known member of the class overall.
Leader, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound defensive lineman for the Silver Hawks, announced his pledge on Twitter, writing, "After lots of time and thought, I've realized there is only one place I see myself playing football at the next level and getting an education for the future."
Leader certainly had options but chose walking on at NU over several Division II scholarship opportunities.
As a senior, Leader racked up 76 tackles (19 for loss) and nine sacks for Southwest, earning first-team All-City honors from the Journal Star in the process.
He joins a pair of teammates in linebacker Caden McCormack and kicker Dylan Jorgensen as Silver Hawks in the Huskers' 2019 walk-on class.
Leader is an NU legacy as well. His father, David, was also a walk-on for the Huskers in the early 1990s.
Leader is the Huskers' third walk-on commit since Thursday, joining McCormack and York offensive lineman Noah Stafursky, who each announced their intentions the morning after NU's second annual walk-on recruiting event at Memorial Stadium.
|John Bullock*||CB||Omaha (Creighton Prep)|
|Grant Detlefsen*||P||Lincoln (Southeast)|
|Tyson Guzman*||ATH||Omaha (Westside)|
|Jacob Herbek*||ATH||Grand Island (Central Catholic)|
|Matt Huser*||DL||Omaha (Millard West)|
|Garrett Hustedt*||LB||Elkhorn (Mt. Michael)|
|Austin Jablonski*||ATH||Lincoln (Pius X)|
|Cooper Jewett*||RB||Elkhorn (South)|
|Dylan Jorgensen*||PK||Lincoln (Southwest)|
|Riley Kinney*||ATH||Loveland, Colorado|
|Nick Leader*||OLB||Lincoln (Southwest)|
|Caden McCormack*||LB||Lincoln (Southwest)|
|Riley Moses*||OL/DL||Geneva (Fillmore Central)|
|Luke Reimer*||ATH||Lincoln (North Star)|
|Eli Ricther*||DL||Kearney (Catholic)|
|Braden Sellon*||LB||Lincoln (East)|
|Sam Shurtleff*||ATH||Watkinsville, Georgia|
|Joshua Wegener||OL||Iowa Western C.C.|
|Zach Weinmaster*||WR||Loveland, Colorado|
|*Official via NU|