5 things to know about Nebraska football's newest commit, Darien Chase

Darien Chase picked the Nebraska football team over a host of schools on October 25.

Four-star athlete Darien Chase committed to the Nebraska football team on Thursday afternoon. He picked the Huskers [VIDEO] over a final two that had Boise State as the main competition. Now that he has officially announced, what does it mean for the prospect and for the program?


He moves Nebraska football back into the Top 25 recruiting classes

At least Darien Chase does that when it comes to 247Sports. Obviously, it's hard to tell where the Huskers will finish, it's hard to know if that will even matter. At the very least it shows that the Cornhuskers are bringing in talent.


He's a three-way talent

Get your minds out of the gutter. Darien Chase could help Nebraska football in several different ways. The Huskers are looking at him as a wide receiver, but he's also considered a lock down corner. Furthermore, he's someone who has had a ton of success as a kick and punt returner. We all know the special teams unit could use some help.


He and the Huskers moved fast

Chase was offered by Nebraska on October 9. Two weeks later he was in Lincoln on an official visit. Three days after this tweet, he was officially a commit in the 2019 class. The Huskers' staff wishes it could lock down other four and five star prospects this quickly and easily.


He brings the recruiting approach into focus

There are just a few more weeks before the early signing period. With the commitment of Darien Chase, it looks like the coaching staff can look at one more athlete at receiver and then focus on other skill groups.


He could be shoring up the receiver corps

While there is quite a bit of depth at the receiver corps, the youngsters haven't stepped up. JD Spielman is the only underclassman who has had a real impact in the passing game this year. Frost and company clearly don't have a problem giving freshmen a chance, Chase knows he will have a shot to win a spot on the depth chart next year.

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