5 things to know about Nebraska football commit Zach Weinmaster

The Nebraska football team actually got two commits on Sunday but fans have likely heard less about Zach Weinmaster

Zach Weinmaster announced he was committed to the Nebraska football team last week. Because that announcement was a bit under the radar its possible some Husker fans missed it. There are some things to be known about Weinmaster.

1

He's a 'preferred' walk-on

Weinmaster is a kind "extra" pickup for the Huskers as he won't count against their scholarship limit. This is especially surprising because he's not an in-state kid, rather he hails from Colorado.

2

This wasn't an immmediate turnaround

The Huskers offered Weinmaster on October 20. It took him about a month to decide if he wanted to walk on at Nebraska. When you consider that in-state kids tend to say yes right away, he definitely had to put some thought into it.

3

He could be a poor man's Spielman

While Weinmaster played running back in high school, it's likely he'll be more of an R receiver at Nebraska. That's where Spielman plays now.

4

Short and speedy

Speaking of playing running back in high school, Weinmaster ran for 1,667 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Over his career, he's got more than 4,000 yards and 60 TDs. He put up these numbers despite the fact that he's only 5'11". That is one of the reasons he hasn't been getting much attention from the FBS or even FCS ranks.

5

He's had a Husker connection

Zach Weinmaster isn't walking untrodden ground. His brother Jacob, is a former walkon for the Huskers. He received a scholarship this August. Jacob plays inside linebacker and had 13 tackles mostly on special teams. That likely made the path for Zach to the Nebraska football team easier.

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