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Darien Chase

Darien Chase is a four-star athlete who plays both ways in high school, though he could be seen as a wide receiver at Nebraska.

Darien Chase (Union, Washington), one of the most recent commits in Nebraska's 2019 class, is listed as an athlete by recruiting services.

On Friday, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound four-star recruit showed why wide receiver may be his calling in college. It's also where the Huskers want to play him.

Chase caught eight passes for 233 yards and four touchdowns in his team's 55-37 win against Enumclaw in a Class 4A state qualifying game.

Chase hauled in touchdowns of 63, 36, 23 and 8 yards. He also had two rushes for 6 yards.

Others of note

Husker athlete recruit Jamie Nance (Blanchard, Oklahoma) provided a big spark on special teams, returning a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in a 49-6 win against Harrah.

Husker recruit Garrett Nelson (Scottsbluff) had four tackles, including a pair of sacks, as the Bearcats rallied from down 21-0 to beat Omaha Roncalli 60-38 in a Class B quarterfinal game.

Nebraska tight end recruit Chris Hickman (Omaha Burke) had seven tackles, including 3½ for losses, in the Bulldogs' 35-13 win against Lincoln Southeast in the Class A quarterfinals.

Hickman's Burke teammate, Xavier Watts, a 2020 prospect, scored on a 70-yard slant route and intercepted a pass in that game.

NU recruit Garrett Snodgrass (York) threw for 102 yards in the Dukes' 23-20 Class B quarterfinal win against Seward.

Husker running back recruit Dedrick Mills (Garden City Community College) rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Broncbusters' 24-21 win against Hutchinson Community College.

Nebraska defensive tackle recruit Tony Fair (Pima, Arizona, Community College) had six tackles, including 2½ for losses, and a pair of quarterback hurries in Pima's 64-17 loss to Snow College.

Husker offensive tackle recruit Bryce Benhart (Lakeville, Minnesota) helped pave the way for a 204-yard rusher (Brian Curtis) and a 126-yard rusher (Raja Nelson) in Lakeville North's 21-13 win against Maple Grove.

NU cornerback prospect Noa Pola-Gates (Gilbert, Arizona) had six tackles and two interceptions in Williams Field's 42-7 win against Maricopa.

Husker defensive end prospect Ty Robinson (Gilbert, Arizona) had 11 tackles, including three for losses, in Higley's 47-21 win against Ironwood.

— Clark Grell

Reach the writer at 402-473-2639 or On Twitter @LJSSportsGrell.


Sports editor

Clark Grell is sports editor.

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