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Jimmy Fritzsche

6-7, 240, OT

Greenville (S.C.) High School

247Sports composite: 3 stars

Rivals: 3 stars


Other key offers: Clemson, Syracuse, Purdue, UConn

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How he got here: A late bloomer at offensive tackle, Fritzsche was listed in the recruiting databases as a tight end when Nebraska visited during the December contact period. Fritzsche took an official visit on the final weekend before the early signing period and committed to the Huskers over a late push from Clemson, which should have wrapped up Fritzsche well before mid-December. This is a case where the December date played into Nebraska’s hands. Had Fritzsche been forced to wait until February, he would have attracted more offers. The Huskers played this one beautifully.

Our take: Kudos to Nebraska for making a sharp evaluation of Fritzsche, who outgrew his tight end body and became a more-than-capable OT. How did most ACC and SEC schools miss this guy? Fritzsche not only has in-line blocking experience, but he can block in space, too. Pulling? He can do that. A lead block at the second level? He can do that. A turn-and-kick-out block of the defensive end? He can do that. Fritzsche could be a factor in Nebraska’s depth chart within a year or two and may turn out to be NU’s best O-line recruit of the class.

They said it: “Nebraska, I’ve built such great relationships with them. They’re awesome. My family loves it so much.” — Fritzsche to the Greenville News about his visit to NU

“I think he’s capable of being a really big-time player. Obviously, he knows he’s got to get in the weight room, gotta eat, gotta gain weight — just physically develop — but you just cannot find 6-foot-7 kids who can bend like he can and who can run like he can and are as athletic as him.Jimmy legitimately has the best hands in our whole program. He can catch anything.” — Greenville coach David Crane