Signing Day Big Ten Football

Nebraska coach Scott Frost holds his recruit list as he arrives for a signing day news conference on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.

Nati Harnik, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Yes, Nebraska took several players from Florida.

In reality, though, the Husker coaches searched the country for players and the end result shows the diversity.

The 11 players signed Wednesday alone hailed from six different states and the 24-member class came from 11 states total.

“Kids are going to come here if we can get them on campus and let them see what we are building,” coach Scott Frost said Wednesday. “I think our relationships with the state of Florida are going to continue to help us. We are going to go everywhere and get the right kids.”

The final count of hometowns among scholarship players: eight players from Florida, four from California, two each from Georgia and Alabama and one each from Nebraska, Texas, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Maryland, New York and Colorado.

NU lost out on two other potential in-state recruits when Bryson Williams signed with Wisconsin in December and Masry Mapieu signed with Iowa Western on Wednesday. All 17 walk-ons announced Wednesday are from Nebraska, as are two of three others who have announced their intention to walk on.

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

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