Graham (Wash.) offensive tackle Foster Sarell is the rare kind of line prospect who could help the Huskers in hurry, and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh has done everything he can do to help NU land the 6-foot-6, 310-pound five-star, who rates as the nation's top lineman according to 247 Sports Composite. 

Sarell announces his college choice on Saturday at the U.S. Army All-American game. Nebraska's squarely in the mix for Sarell's services, and Cavanaugh's relationship-building skills are a main reason why. 

"I absolutely love him," Sarell told 247 Sports on Sunday. Sarell said he had a better relationship with Cavanaugh than any other offensive line coach. Sarell lauded other aspects of NU, too, including a chance to play early. Washington and Stanford are two major competitors for Sarell's services. The Huskies just came off a College Football Playoff berth, while Stanford is Stanford, churning out a glut of NFL-ready linemen.

He's the biggest name of all the players announcing on Saturday, and one of several Nebraska has a chance to land. Cornerback Darnay Holmes, offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga and slot receiver Jamire Calvin are among the Husker targets announcing on Saturday. 

Calvin, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound speedster, is the most likely to commit to NU, according to scuttlebutt and 247 Sports' Crystal Ball service, which isn't perfect but has 13 predictions all picking Nebraska. Calvin has built a good relationship with Keith Williams, and he also knows and likes Donte Williams. 

Holmes has always been right at the top of the board and Nebraska — which has signed scholarship paperwork from two of Holmes' Calabasas High School teammates, Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. — has recruited him hard for more than a calendar year. 

But Sarell might be the the most important player of the bunch. NU's offensive line can't have another year like it just did, and Sarell could provide immediate depth and perhaps challenge for a starting job. 

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