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Colorado vs. Nebraska, 9.8.18

Nebraska recruits Jackson Hannah (from left) of Montgomery Bell Academy, Chris Hickman and Nick Heinrich of Omaha Burke visit on the field during pregame at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

Nebraska has pulled a 1-2 punch from Omaha Burke.

Tight end Chris Hickman announced his commitment to the Huskers on Saturday night. 

"After taking my time to decide what school that I feel is the best fit for me, I would like to announce I am committing to the University of Nebraska," Hickman tweeted.

The Huskers landed Nick Henrich, Hickman's Burke teammate, in July.

Hickman made his official visit to Nebraska on Sept. 8 for the Colorado game and spent much of pregame warmups standing at midfield with Henrich. He returned for an unofficial visit Saturday.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound prospect was considered one of the top targets remaining on the Huskers' board. He also had offers from Iowa, Kansas State, LSU, Ole Miss, Oregon and Purdue.

Rivals lists him as the state's third-ranking prospect and the 32nd-best tight end in the country. Hickman also is a standout defensive end for the top-ranked Bulldogs. As a junior last season, he caught 25 passes for 575 yards and eight touchdowns.

He was the last of five in-state prospects with offers from the Huskers to give his verbal commitment. Hickman joins Henrich, York's Garrett Snodgrass, Norfolk Catholic's Ethan Piper and Scottsbluff's Garrett Nelson as the first five in-state scholarship recruits of the Scott Frost era.

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