One of the recruits who's been committed to Nebraska's 2016 class for the longest is also one of its best, according to Scout.
The national recruiting service named West Des Moines Valley offensive lineman John Raridon — who became the second member of NU's recruiting class when he committed way back on Sept. 28, 2014 — to its 2016 All-America team. Scout describes the grouping as a team made up of "the best players in the nation during their 2015 senior seasons."
Raridon — whose dad, Scott Raridon, was an offensive lineman for the Huskers in the 1980's — was one of 25 players on the list. He's ranked the No. 2 offensive guard in the nation and the No. 54 player in the nation.
As far as his senior season, Raridon again led the offensive line for Iowa's largest high school, making him a third-time selection to the Des Moines Register's all-state football team. His Valley squad lost in the semifinals of the Iowa Class 4-A state football playoffs.
In the listing, Scout notes that Raridon "moves his feet quickly and can get to the second level." Raridon's a consensus four-star prospect. He's the No. 1 player in the state of Iowa, according to Scout, ESPN and Rivals. He's a Top Five offensive guard prospect nationally, according to the 247 composite.
Read more about Raridon on his Husker recruiting card here.