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Stenger staying home; flips commitment from K-State to Nebraska

The Huskers have limited numbers in the 2022 class.

Nebraska is putting together the final pieces though adding a critical one with former Kansas State commitment Gage Stenger from Omaha (Neb.) Millard South. Stenger is the ninth known commitment for Nebraska in this year's class.

“Barrett (Ruud) called a week and a half ago and asked me if I thought he’d be interested,” long-time Millard South head coach Means said. “I said ‘well, he’s a Nebraska kid. You are a Nebraska kid. I’m a Nebraska is kid. What do you think?’

“I said ‘yeah, I think he’d at least listen.’ I know he has a commitment to Kansas State, but you can certainly talk to him, and it just kind of started.”

Nebraska is adding the top player from the top-rated high school team in the state to their 2022 class. Stenger has been a Kansas State commitment since June 26th flipped on his commitment to the Wildcats shortly after receiving the offer from Nebraska.

Stenger is likely being brought into the recruiting class as a defensive athlete and will possibly play linebacker. Stenger will join linebacker commits Ernest Hausmann of Columbus and Jake Appleget from Lincoln Southeast in the class.

The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound Stenger plays both offense and defense for Millard South. Through seven games he is 55-for-80 on passing attempts for 1,095 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. He has another 507 yards rushing with 10 more touchdowns. Stenger has 10 total tackles on defense.

“He’s just a great Nebraska kid and it’s just exciting that he gets to go where he wants to go all along,” Means said.