LINCOLN — Nebraska put the final touch on its 2019 recruiting class Monday night.

Kevin Cross, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward, announced his commitment to NU over Oklahoma State and TCU on his Instagram account. He signed with the Huskers during a ceremony at his high school on Wednesday.

“We are excited to have Kevin join our program,” Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He is a skilled big who brings versatility to our frontcourt with his ability to score both inside and out. We think he is a player who will develop in our up-tempo system."

Cross, a late-bloomer from Little Rock, Arkansas, didn’t really begin to receive recruiting interest until after he led Wilbur D. Mills High School to a state title appearance during his senior season.

Nebraska hosted Cross on an official visit the weekend of April 26. He followed that visit with trips to Oklahoma State and TCU.

Wednesday marks the end of the spring signing period for the 2019 class. Nebraska is not expected to add anyone else, which means the class will finalize with Cross, Western Nebraska Community College guard Jervay Green, Omaha Creighton Prep forward Akol Arop, Salt Lake Community College guard Cam Mack and French forward Yvan Ouedraogo.

Nebraska currently has one open scholarship for next season, though that will be two if Isaiah Roby decides to stay in the NBA draft.

With Cross, Nebraska has five players on its roster measuring 6-foot-8 or taller. Roby and transfers Matej Kavas and Dalano Banton are listed at 6-8. Ouedrago, who turned 17 in March, will be the Huskers’ biggest player at 6-9 and 260 pounds.

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email: chris.heady@owh.com.

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