On Monday, Head Coach Fred Hoiberg and the Nebraska Cornhuskers received some exciting news. Two-star recruit Charlie Easley announced via Twitter his commitment to walk-on and play for the Cornhuskers next season.
I’d like to thank God, my family, coaches, and teammates for helping me become the person and player I am today. Thank you to the coaches who have recruited me. I’m excited to announce I will be pursuing my academic and athletic career as a walk-on at the University of Nebraska! pic.twitter.com/YXdtCTu9ic— Charlie Easley (@CharlieEasley4) May 6, 2019
Easley is listed as a 6-foot point guard by Verbal Commits. Easley comes out of Lincoln Pius X High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. His other college offers came from Rockhurst and Nebraska-Kearney. These schools included scholarship offers for Easley, but he was willing to give that up to play for his hometown Huskers.
While some may say Coach Hoiberg is taking a chance on a hometown kid, Hoiberg obviously saw exactly what he needed for Easley to join the Nebraska basketball program.
Hart joins Jervay Green and Akol Arop in the Nebraska class of 2019 that is currently ranked as the twelfth best recruiting class in the Big Ten and 80th in the country by 247Sports.
Under the new direction of Fred Hoiberg, this hometown hero will look to make a slash during his time as a Husker.