While the Nebraska football team’s 2018 recruiting class has been rolling right along, there is one position of need that many fans have been wanting to see more action in. The defensive line has been one spot that hasn’t been getting a lot of attention so far this year. Perhaps fans nervous about the attention being paid to the trenches can breathe a sigh of relief this morning after Img Academy player Josh Walker announced the Huskers have made the cut for his final seven.

Another Twitter announcement

The three-star Defensive Tackle announced his choice of seven schools on his official Twitter account, as players are wont to do these days.

While there is still a long road to hoe before Nebraska has solidified the services of Walker, the competition isn’t at the level of a school like Alabama. The Crimson Tide made a move on the Huskers’ most recent commit on Monday, offering a scholarship to wide receiver Cameron Brown.

Walker is being recruited by other Big Ten schools, but so far hasn’t really been getting the attention of the nation’s best of the best. It could be argued that the Nebraska football team is the best school of the bunch, by a wide margin in Walker’s list. That doesn’t mean the Huskers aren’t going to have some pretty stiff competition, especially by the two schools from the Big Ten that also made the defensive tackle’s list.

Paring down the competition

The real question, when looking at the seven schools that were announced, is just how the Nebraska football team doesn’t immediately rocket to the top. There doesn’t appear to be a regional bias with Kansas, North Carolina, Rutgers, Minnesota, Arizona, Wake Forest or the Huskers.

Originally from Carrollton, Georgia, there isn’t an SEC school making the list.

There has been some speculation that the way this class has been going, there may not actually be a scholarship available for Walker even if he wanted to choose the Huskers. While it’s nice to think the team is back in a situation where it can be turning players away, there is that nagging issue of just not having that many defensive linemen in its class as of now.

It should be pointed out that it appeared Walker was getting more attention from the big boys in the last few months. Notre Dame offered in January and the defensive tackle had just taken an unofficial visit to South Carolina. While he may not be at the top of the list for the Florida States or Alabamas of the world, he is considered the 50th best defensive tackle in the entire country.