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Nebraska Receives Great News On Freshman RB Ronald Thompkins

A shot of a football before the Big Ten game between Nebraska football and Minnesota.

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 20: General view of a football before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are trending up going into next season, and one reason is their strong incoming class.

With another year under his belt in the Big Ten, Scott Frost and the Cornhuskers are ready to bring the program back to its glory days. Many experts believe they have the potential to contend for a conference championship.

Nebraska has a sold core of returning players for this fall as well as an impressive recruiting class. A point of emphasis for Frost was finding playmakers to excel in his offensive scheme.

Ronald Thompkins, a three-star tailback from Georgia, is an all-purpose back that could make a difference for the Huskers. The only thing holding him back from leaving his mark in Lincoln was an academic issue.

Fortunately for Nebraska, it seems that issue has been cleared up.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, Thompkins has passed all his academic hurdles and is cleared to enroll at Nebraska.

His father confirmed to the publication that his son is set to enroll:

The last of Nebraska’s 2019 running back signees is headed to campus.

Loganville (Ga.) Grayson running back Ronald Thompkins has cleared all academic hurdles to enroll at NU, according to his father. Thompkins will arrive at Nebraska next week.

Thompkins joins a crowded backfield at Nebraska, which features Dedric Mills, Maurice Washington, Rahmir Johnson and Jaylin Bradley. Washington, the most experienced member of the unit, is still dealing with a serious legal situation in his home state of California, so his status remains is flux heading into the year.

Frost's offense showed potential in year one under Adrian Martinez. While losing running back Devine Ozigbo to the NFL hurts the team's firepower, the Huskers should have enough depth to fall back on.

[Omaha World-Herald]