Nebraska has gotten some great news to start this week and a key piece to add to the team's 2016 recruiting class when big man Jordy Tshimanga opted to commit to the Huskers. With a few late transfers, Nebraska was looking for some depth upfront and he should be able to fill that need.
Tshimanga comes out of Granby, Massachusetts and is rated as the No. 3 player in the state by 247Sports. Additionally, he is rated as the No. 163 prospect overall and the No. 22 center in the 2016 recruiting class. He is listed at 6-11 and 270 pounds and also had major attention from schools like Minnesota and UNLV late in the process.
There's no doubt that his game is still a bit unpolished, but his raw size alone gives him the potential to make an impact on the college level. He can do work in the post and has the lower body strength to bang down low. If he can add a little quickness and expand his range, he could really do some work inside down the line.
With Tshimanaga in the fold, Nebraska will now welcome three players in its 2016 recruiting class. The big man will join forwards Jeriah Horne and Isaiah Roby, who are both rated as three-star prospects by 247Sports. None of the three are expected to earn starting roles early, but all three have the potential to add some needed depth on the wing and upfront after some offseason departures.
It remains to be seen how much of an impact Tshimanaga can have early on for the Huskers, but with his size and potential this looks like a key pickup for Tim Miles.