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Mike Riley Landed His First Big Recruit At Nebraska Today, No. 1 OG Committed To Huskers

Mike Riley has landed his first big-time recruit at the University of Nebraska. 

Wednesday afternoon, four-star offensive lineman Jalin Barnett (Lawton, Okla.) committed to the Huskers. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound prospect is rated the No. 1 offensive guard in the country and the No. 43 player overall per ESPN's recruiting rankings. Barnett chose Nebraska over Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama, among other programs. 

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— Max Olson (@max_olson)

ESPN's No. 1 OG prospect Jalin Barnett leaving state of Oklahoma, commits to Nebraska. Big one for @Coach_Riley.

— Max Olson (@max_olson) January 14, 2015

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Riley seems to be fairly excited about the commitment.

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With Ohio State, the reigning national champions and likely 2015 preseason No. 1 team in the country residing in his conference, Riley better continue recruiting at a high level. The Big Ten is going to be much improved in upcoming seasons. 

Getting Barnett is a very good start for the Huskers as they attempt to reach a championship level.