Nebraska Cornhuskers have landed the exact type of positionless player that they are looking for.
Coming from Florida, playing for the Miami Hurricanes appeared to be the best route for his college playing career. After decommitting from the Miami Hurricanes, and a trip to Lincoln, this multi-positional player elected to join the Tony White 3-5 scheme. A capable athlete from any position, he will be looking to contribute from any place on the field that is asked of him.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Land Miami Talent
Going to Miami Central, Vincent Shavers has officially signed as a player for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is a great fit, and has a high school playing history similar to what is asked of players coached under Coach Tony White.
Starting younger as a running back, this ball hawk on defense is always looking to make a play, and use his gap knowledge, from his offensive experience, to disrupt the offensive game plan of the opposing teams. He plays just as his coaches have preached throughout his career, using a down hill mentality. Listed as a linebacker, he often lines up as an outside linebacker, but really starts from everywhere.
I always try to not look the same every play. Because if I look the same, they’ll know when I’m coming or when I’m going back. So I always make things look different.
It is this attention to detail and stage of development in his young career that show why the Nebraska Cornhuskers were so excited to have him on campus when the opportunity presented itself.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Commit Profile
Shavers has the build and athletic ability of a do-it-all player. Standing at 6’1, he has the strength of a modern outside edge rusher, the size of a linebacker, and speed to play in the secondary. He is the exact mold of player that any college coach is looking for to counter the no huddle, motion, and route concepts of current offensive schemes. Not only able to make reads as needed, he also looks to attack as a defender, to disrupt offenses out of what they are hoping to run.
He prefers a coach that gets on him, and that demands intensity from his players. A willing, coachable player, his love of football and desire to see team success is instantly noticeable when he speaks.
I like to be used as a striker, because I can do more, I’m athletic. I can drop back in coverage, I can come off the edge, I can blitz, I can play in the box. I can play a big piece in the (Miami) defense.
This understanding of the different roles that he can bring to best utilize his skillset shows why he will be a great fit for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Crowded Linebacker Room
It’s hard to say where exactly he will end up finding a home at Nebraska, especially given is unique set of skills. For now looking at his prospects as a linebacker, he will be competing in a crowded linebacking room.
With three other underclassmen for this upcoming year, and a total of seven upperclassmen looking like they’ll return, Shavers will have his work cut out to compete for playing time for this upcoming fall.
Given his multitude of abilities, and hunger to strive for greatness, it should surprise zero Nebraska Cornhuskers fans to see him play defensive snaps in Memorial stadium this upcoming season as a true freshman.