"I've visited every other school and what Nebraska is building and what they are going to become is going to be something special and I am ready to be a part of that," The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior said.
"It's always been a dream of mine to play at a place that I can call home."
Hustedt is the 15th known in-state walk-on commit in the 2019 class.
He was recruited as both an inside and outside linebacker by the schools that offered a scholarship. Nebraska wants him to start at inside linebacker.
"My build is for inside linebacker," he said. "That is what (inside linebackers) coach (Barrett) Ruud told me. Unless I can get bigger and taller then I could move to defensive line."
Hustedt led the Knights with 101 tackles (44 solo, 57 assisted) and sacks (8.5) this season and chose Nebraska over scholarship offers from Division II schools Minnesota State-Moorhead, Washburn, Augustana and Truman State. Midland University, in the NAIA, also offered, and FCS schools South Dakota State and North Dakota had expressed interest.
To get ready for the next level, Hustedt has been working on skill-specific drills with former Husker Vershan Jackson. Hustedt says that means he knows his strengths and weaknesses.
"I need to get better at my conditioning and more consistent with every play," Hustedt told The Wold-Herald. "When I go on the field I have a drive and I love the game. My first step and always being able to have better anticipation I can get better at."