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Nebraska adds running back

Nebraska landed another commitment on Friday when Klein Oak running back Larenzo Stewart announced for the Huskers.

Larenzo Stewart is the third commit in two days for the Huskers.

Stewart confirmed the commitment in a conversation on Friday night.

The 5-foot-6, 170-pound runner from Texas chose the Huskers over Baylor, Houston and Louisiana Tech.

It was a strong bond with running backs coach Ron Brown that pushed Nebraska over the top.

"It was really just hearing all the things that coach Brown and the offensive coordinator (Tim Beck) told me about," Stewart said. "They told me how it was with Nebraska."

It didn't hurt that Stewart knew a pair of former Klein players that have had success in Lincoln with linebacker David Santos and defensive back Charles Jackson. He didn't ask them for advice, but Stewart said it was good to know that they've done well there.

Distance didn't play a factor either for Stewart. The three-star running back said it was different to commit to a place he hadn't seen but the Nebraska assistants made it easier to do.

"It was hard to commit at first but just hearing all the things that the coaches had to say about how I'll fit in made it a little easier for me to commit," he said.

Stewart sees his role in Nebraska's offense as a jack-of-all-trades. Last season he was used primarily as a wide receiver but he also toted the rock quite a bit for Klein Oak.

"Their coaches were telling me about how I can have a good impact on the team," he said. "I feel like I can play a lot of different positions for them. I can be involved as a running back, in the slot and used on reverses. Stuff like that. They're just going to get me in space."

Previously, Stewart said he was enjoying his conversations with Brown.

“Coach Brown has been messaging me and letting me know that I’m really wanted up there,” Stewart said. “He’s telling me that he wants to coach me and stuff like that. It makes me feel like I am part of the team already. I’ve been talking with him and coach Els.”

Nebraska has been selling Stewart on the idea of the team's wide open offense.

“They run the type of offense that I really like and they told me I’d be a good fit for the different things they do,” he said. “I can play in the slot or in the backfield, run options. Things like that. That’s the same thing I’m doing now so I wouldn’t have to learn anything different.”

The Huskers are hoping to get Stewart up to Lincoln for an official visit this fall. No date has been set.

Stewart is a three-star running back as rated by 247Sports and 247Composite. He’s listed as the No. 13 all-purpose running back in the country and the No. 74 player in the state of Texas.

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