Nebraska received a commitment from Attalla (Alabama) Etowah pass rusher Jamin Graham. Three takes on the decision of the 6-foot-6, 240-pounder:

1. One. Big. Dude. Graham is supersized. Tall. Built. Long. More of a power player than a speed guy, Graham appears to be a good fit for defensive end or outside linebacker. He’d be on the very big end of outside linebackers, so perhaps defensive end is a better home. He’s the kind of player who can either squeeze the C gap between the tackle and the tight end or set an edge that bounces a run play outside. His size should be handy against the run, and he’s valuable as a pass rusher who can knock down passes at the line of scrimmage.

2. Heavy hitter. Graham just hits players and lands on them with force. It’s not so much the speed of the impact. It’s the size of the guy and the strength behind the hit. Graham doesn’t have a quick get-off, but he covers ground quickly with a long, bear-like stride.

3. Presuming Graham qualifies academically, Nebraska continues to build a massive defense. The Huskers are going big everywhere — 6-foot-3 corners, 6-4 inside linebackers, long defensive ends. Whatever position Graham plays, he’ll be one of the bigger guys on the field. In two years, NU will look more like a Big Ten defense than it ever has, provided guys stick it out and rise to the top of the depth chart.

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