Early National Signing Day in Central Nebraska

Local athletes sign National Letters of Intent
Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 10:09 PM CST
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Husker Football Signing Day

Nineteen prep football players signed their Letters of Intent to play at Nebraska. This is the third class of the Scott Frost era you can completely say is his own. According to 24/7 sports, this class ranks 23rd in the country and Frost said for the most part today was drama free.

“We expected to sign this group of kids,” Frost said. “I think their bond and talking to each other and their determination to turn Nebraska into a winner probably held the class together really well and made our jobs easy and I hope they continue to make our jobs easy.”

Of the 19 scholarship players, five came from Nebraska. That includes Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg, who is the first QB from the state of Nebraska to receive a scholarship in 20 years.

Amid the struggles for Nebraska football, Haarberg’s commitment has never wavered.

“When most of us committed it was to a Nebraska team that hadn’t done so well in the past couple years,” Haarberg said. “It is more than a record for me. Its kind of the relationships that I’ve built with the Nebraska staff and how confident I am in them.”

Twelve walks-on signed to play for the Big Red, which includes Hastings High quarterbgack Jarrett Synek. During his time with the Tigers, he threw for 5,622 yards and 65 touchdowns. He broke the Class B state record for touchdowns in a game, throwing nine against Gering his junior season.

“It’s always been a lifelong dream to be a Husker and it was probably my best offer so I just decided it was the best decision for me,” Synek said. “I’ve talked to Adrian and Luke a little bit and its a surreal feeling that I’ve grown up watching those dudes and now I get to go meet them next year. So, it’s a great feeling.”

Hastings High:

Dacey Sealey signed to played for the Hastings College Volleyball team. In four seasons on the Hastings High volleyball team she had 1,138 digs and 689 kills.

“ I know a couple girls on the team,” Sealey said. “It had a family feel. The coach was really welcoming. I’ve always grown up watching them and just the atmosphere. So I’m really excited to just stay here and be part of the team.”

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