Nebraska Football Recruiting

Nebraska Football: Dwight Bootle big get for defense, ’23 class

Nebraska football was able to land a commitment on Monday evening. Cornerback Dwight Bootle committed to the program.

Boodle is a three-star prospect. He is ranked the 48th overall corner in his class, and the 81st overall player in his class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Right now, he has a numerical rating of 86.

In addition to Nebraska, he also had offers from the likes of Arkansas State, Boston College, Michigan, and Wisconsin. It was interesting to hear about his growing relationship with secondary coach Travis Fisher. He talked about that a little bit after his visit on Saturday. That connection apparently paid off.

Measuring in at five-foot-10, 165 pounds, Bootle comes to the Nebraska football program with a little bit of pedigree attached. He was recognized as a top performer at the 247Sports National Combine. He recorded 67 tackles, 22 pass breakups, and an interception in 2021 for Miami Killian High School.

What can he bring to Nebraska football?

What I like the most about the way Bootle plays is his physicality. He is not afraid to come down and make a tackle. This play style is similar to his brother, DiCaprio. Dwight is not just a cover corner. He is a physical player, who prides himself on going after the football. His instincts are very good, and he always seems to know where a play can be made. This will be very beneficial for a Nebraska football secondary that looks to make noise.

With this commitment, the 2023 Nebraska football recruiting class now has three in the fold. The class itself ranks 22nd nationally and sixth overall in the Big Ten per the 247Sports team rankings. The class is headlined by offensive tackle Gunnar Gottula who committed on June 26, 2021.

I will be excited to see how working with Fisher helps Bootle. This combination is a pair that could prove to pay dividends for Nebraska football. I’m really excited to see him develop and grow in the program.

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