The Nebraska football team is working hard to shore up its lines in the 2019 class so that any additions they have in the 2020 class is just icing on the cake. That's where former Miami Hurricanes commit Renato Brown comes in. Brown announced his new Top 5 and the Huskers made the list. It appears they might be the front runners now when it comes to the rest of the schools he's continuing to look at.

Renato Brown could be the big darkhorse score

It wasn't that long ago that Brown was one of the crowning jewels of a Miami Hurricanes recruiting class.

Then he decided he was no longer going to commit and became a free agent. Now it appears as though he might be falling into the Nebraska football team's lap. The new Top 5 for the 300-pound prospect that played both offensive and defensive line in high school includes the Huskers, Florida International, Louisville, Virginia, and Kentucky. Interestingly, it appears there always has to be one SEC team a year the Cornhuskers are regularly clashing swords with.

In the 2018 recruiting cycle, that team was Tennessee. Nebraska won more of the big battles than they lost to the Volunteers, including for two of the best JUCO players in the class in Jaron Woodyard and Greg Bell. This time around, that SEC rival is Kentucky.

Several players have popped up on both teams' radar screens. The biggest battle between the two schools was for Wandale Robinson. Robinson first committed to the Wildcats before eventually reversing course and choosing the Huskers. The fight for the recruit was so intense it appeared to cause a bit of bad blood between the Kentucky coaching staff and the player to the point where the coach recruiting Robinson for the SEC school threw a bit of shade at him as he walked out the door.

Nebraska football wants to bring in the 'earth mover'

Linemen as big as Renato Brown tend to get described as "earth movers" simply because they are able to push people around at will. The Huskers would certainly like to have a few more of those players on their roster. While he played on both sides of the ball in high school, Brown projects as a talented offensive guard or tackle at the next level.

He is ranked as the 36th best guard in the 2019 class according to 247Sports' composite rankings.

The issue now is whether or not the Nebraska football team can pull Renato Brown away from his home area. The West Palm Beach native had been committed to Miami and now lists FIU as one of his favorites. The Huskers are the only squad that is really located outside of his region. That could either be a bonus, should he decide he wants to go further away, or a big detriment if he continues to show a propensity for sticking close to home.