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2021 OL commit Lutovsky sees 'great fit' with Huskers and promising future up front
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2021 OL commit Lutovsky sees 'great fit' with Huskers and promising future up front

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Nebraska's 2021 recruiting class is off to a big start. Literally. 

The Cornhusker class grew again Sunday morning when offensive lineman Henry Lutovsky (Mount Pleasant, Iowa) verbally committed to NU after taking in Saturday's game against Wisconsin at Memorial Stadium. 

Lutovsky is listed at 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds. He joins fellow offensive lineman Teddy Prochazka (Elkhorn), who's 6-9 and 285, and defensive lineman RJ Sorensen (6-4, 250) as the early members of the Huskers' 2021 cycle group. 

"I've known for a few weeks," Lutovsky told the Journal Star about feeling that Nebraska was the right fit. "I love the staff and players and I knew it would be a great fit. ... I really like (offensive line coach Greg Austin). If I didn't love the coaches, I wouldn't have committed." 

Lutovsky has been a regular on unofficial visits to NU games over the past year or so and on Saturday before kickoff he spent time with Prochazka, 2020 tackle commit Turner Corcoran, fellow Iowa native and NU outside linebacker commit Blaise Gunnerson and others out around midfield. 

Lutovsky had recently picked up an offer from Georgia and also had offerers from in-state Iowa State and Missouri. 

Lutovsky said he didn't know whether he would begin his college career at tackle or guard, but said, "wherever the coaches see fit." Of course, he's still got his entire senior year to develop, too. 

He is part of what is a promising-looking foundation for the future of Nebraska's offensive front line. Austin has six true freshmen on the roster currently from the 2019 class, four-star tackle Turner Corcoran (Lawrence, Kansas) and three-star tackle Alex Conn (Derby, Kansas) committed for 2020 and already Prochazka and Lutovksy on board now for 2021. 

"I think we're going to be great again," Lutovsky said. "I've really connected with Turner and Teddy." 

Pass-rusher sets visit: Nebraska hosted one junior college pass-rusher over the weekend in Jamoi Hodge (Independence C.C.) and will host another in early December.

Maureece Wren of Tyler (Texas) Junior College said Sunday that he'll visit NU the weekend of Dec. 6. 

The Huskers recruited Wren out of high school, too, and now he's become a popular edge rush prospect at 6-4 and 220. Wren is slated to visit Louisville on Nov. 22, too. 

Nebraska is steadily bringing in pass-rush options for visits. Florida State verbal pledge Josh Griffis (Bradenton, Florida) is slated to visit Nov. 29. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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