Elkhorn senior Aiden Young ended his recruitment on Sunday. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete announced via Twitter he was accepting a walk-on opportunity at Nebraska.
“A big thing for me was how my conversations went with them (NU),” Young said. “I talked to coach (Ryan) Held a lot and many of coaches in Lincoln. I really believe I am in a great opportunity to get into a good situations there.”
Young said he will start his career at the Duck-R position in Nebraska’s offense. The same position currently held by sophomore Wandale Robinson.
The dream of playing for his home state school and in Lincoln also was a factor in Robinson’s decision.
“As a kid growing up in Nebraska it’s hard not to want to play in Memorial Stadium,” he said. “I talked with my family and my coaches and I am excited for opportunity.”
Young chose NU over walking on at Iowa State and scholarship offers from Division II schools Pittsburg State, Wayne State and Bemidji State.
Young is the sixth known commitment in NU’s 2021 walk-on class, joining Ord kicker Kelen Meyer, Ashland-Greenwood running back Mathew Schuster, Creighton Prep defensive back AJ Collins, Millard West tight end Evan Meyersick and Sumner-Eddyville-Miller defensive end Carson Rohde.