Even after a jam-packed early signing period, there was still room for Nebraska football to squeeze in more commitments.
Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit cornerback D’Andre Barnes became the final addition to Nebraska’s 2023 recruiting class as he announced his commitment to the Huskers on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
After signing 23 high school commits during the early signing period in December, Nebraska added five more players on the traditional February signing date. Barnes, a 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback recruit, fits the high-upside mold the Nebraska coaching staff has emphasized in this recruiting cycle.
Barnes has a track and field background as a sprinter in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, and he also played on both sides of the field for Regis. Barnes intercepted six passes and made 55 tackles on defense in addition to 785 receiving yards and nine touchdowns as a wide receiver.
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Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule said on Wednesday that the school's interest in Barnes only came about when offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield was in the Denver area checking in on 2024 recruits. But, when Satterfield decided to make an impromptu stop at Regis Jesuit, the program's head coach alerted Nebraska about Barnes.
“The coach says, 'Hey, listen I’ve got this kid that’s under the radar that no one knows about. Some people are recruiting him, but I think you’re missing out on him,'" Rhule said. "D’Andre signed today, and he hits all the metrics that we look for.”
The Huskers hosted Barnes for an official visit on the last weekend of January’s open contact period and only extended a scholarship offer after getting Barnes on campus.
Barnes chose Nebraska over offers from Air Force, Bowling Green, BYU, Nevada and Wyoming, making him Nebraska’s third cornerback commit and 28th high school addition to its 2023 recruiting class.
Nebraska football 2023 commits
Dwight Bootle, CB, Miami, Florida
the good life.🌽@HuskerFBNation— Dwight Bootle II (@BootleII) February 1, 2022
#committed #GBR pic.twitter.com/uWGQzug5QF
Jaidyn Doss, WR, Peculiar, Missouri
#GBR pic.twitter.com/lH5wEq8U7k— Jaidyn Doss (@JaidynDoss) June 3, 2022
Gunnar Gottula, OL, Lincoln (Southeast)
COMMITTED. #GBR 🌽🔴 pic.twitter.com/HmhuE34yct— Gunnar Gottula ⁷⁷ (@GottulaGunnar) June 26, 2021
Brock Knutson, OL, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
I’m staying home 🌽🌽🌽@HuskerFBNation @coach_frost @DonovanRaiola @SeanDillonNU @coachwilhite @Bluffs_Football @BarrettRuud #Committed #GBR #Cornfed pic.twitter.com/LcTw9koHgx— Brock Knutson (@knutson_brock) June 6, 2022
Maverick Noonan, EDGE, Omaha (Elkhorn South)
COMMITTED TO NEBRASKA‼️☠️🌽☠️ @julieanoonan @DannyNoonan95 pic.twitter.com/5NNujqWJV3— Maverick Noonan (@MaverickNoonan) June 24, 2022
Dylan Rogers, EDGE, Cypress, Texas
Done deal.☠️ #GBR @coach_frost pic.twitter.com/ck784xYW7c— Dylan Rogers (@drogers041) July 5, 2022
Sam Sledge, OL, Omaha (Creighton Prep)
COMMITTED🌽🏈#GBR pic.twitter.com/xRk7Bcp9aV— Sam Sledge (@SamSledge1) February 21, 2022
Riley Van Poppel, OL, Argyle, Texas
COMMITTED. GO BIG RED‼️☠️☠️🌽🌽 @toddrodgers13 @Coach_Lundy @coach_frost @coachdawsgbr @CoachChinander @BryanApplewhite @SeanDillonNU @HuskerFBNation @Nebraska247 @TEP5252 @BHoward_11 pic.twitter.com/oaq10fXAI6— Riley Van Poppel (@Riley_VanPoppel) June 13, 2022
Brice Turner, WR, Bay City, Texas
After a great conversation with @evancooper2 and @CoachBME, I would like to say that I will be verbally committing to The University of Nebraska for Football and Track!! @HuskerFBNation @NUTrackandField pic.twitter.com/AzMZ8dTHr7— Brice Turner (@BriceTurner9) December 6, 2022
Princewill Umanmielen, EDGE, Manor, Texas
100% COMMITTED #GBR 🌽🔴☠️ pic.twitter.com/y6Y39FgxY7— Princewill Umanmielen (@hoodiiewill) December 19, 2022
Rahmir Stewart, S, Philadelphia
Boommmm #GBR ☠️🌽❌ #huskernation @HuskerFBNation @Omeezi_ @evancooper2 @CoachMattRhule @cy_woodland pic.twitter.com/YrhBH3dVcF— 1RahmirStewart (@Rahstew1) December 18, 2022
Jaylen Lloyd, WR, Omaha (Omaha Westside)
GBR!! pic.twitter.com/K9UoWWq8ei— jaylen lloyd (@LloydJaylen) December 17, 2022
Mason Goldman, OL, Gretna
COMMITTED!!! GBR🔴⚪️!!@CoachMattRhule @HuskerFBNation @DonovanRaiola @Coach_Knighton @CoachKubicek @GretnaDragonAD @Boosters_Dragon pic.twitter.com/kmJLo16D9l— Mason Goldman (@goldman_mason) December 20, 2022
Syncere Safeeullah, S, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy)
Let’s work💯#GBR @HuskerFBNation @CoachMattRhule @evancooper2 @IMGAcademy @NCEC_Recruiting @NatlPlaymkrsAca @CSmithScout @247Sports @Rivals pic.twitter.com/CEpecwilbb— Syncere Safeeullah (@SyncereSafe30) December 12, 2022
Jason Maciejczak, DL, Pierre, S.D.
University of North Dakota, thank you! Can’t thank you guys enough for the relationships we’ve built and people we’ve met!With that being said I am extremely blessed for the opportunity play in the Big 10 and very excited to announce I am committing to the University of Nebraska! pic.twitter.com/kVt4Tf4Diu— Maciejczak_64 (@Maciejczak6) December 19, 2022
Tristan Alvano, K, Omaha (Omaha Westside)
100% ALL IN❤️❤️ #GBR pic.twitter.com/YdxXpJir8O— Tristan Alvano (@AlvanoTristan) December 16, 2022
Kwinten Ives, RB, Palmyra, N.J
All gas. No brakes. 110% all in‼️ @Huskers #cornhuskers pic.twitter.com/wtAdetU3or— Kwinten Ives (@kwintenives) December 12, 2022
Malachi Coleman, WR, Lincoln East
You have to WANT to be here!! 110% all N and signed!! @BarstoolHusker @HuskerFBNation @Rivals_Clint @CoachMattRhule @Hayesfawcett3 @AllenTrieu @adamgorney @ParkerThune @ChadSimmons_ pic.twitter.com/7dMPPdHf0l— Malachi Coleman (@ChiColeman23) December 21, 2022
Eric Fields, LB, Ardmore, Okla.
AGTG #COMMITTED #GBR @Omeezi_ @CoachMattRhule @CoachKennedy7 pic.twitter.com/5SRmYUj4ys— Eric (@EricFields24) December 21, 2022
Vincent Carroll-Jackson, DL, Harrisburg, Pa.
#NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/vGJ73ODNHw— Vincent Carroll-Jackson (@Vincent48487) December 21, 2022
Cameron Lenhardt, EDGE, Bradenton, Florida
☠️ Throw ‣ The ‣ Bones ☠️— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) January 4, 2023
Staten Island, NY native @CameronLenhardt is officially Lincoln bound.#RENEW23 pic.twitter.com/GHJKpaA11B
Demitrius Bell, WR, Nashville, Tennessee
Let’s work 🌽🌽 @evancooper2 @CoachMattRhule @Coach_Satt pic.twitter.com/7wMZnvYUDX— Demitrius Bell (@db1_1o) January 24, 2023
Ethan Nation, CB, Roswell, Georgia
BREAKING: 2023 CB Ethan Nation has Committed to Nebraska!— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) January 3, 2023
The 5’11 160 CB from Roswell, GA chose the Cornhuskers over Auburn, Ohio State, Colorado, and Houston.
He joins Nebraska’s No. 33 Class in the 2023 Team Rankings 🌽https://t.co/kJFTnqg7xt pic.twitter.com/vYoUKgxYDW
Ismael Smith Flores, TE, Arlington, Texas
I will be signing my NLI to the University of Nebraska on Wednesday @ home with my family due to the weather, more than blessed to be able to be apart of this prestigious program!!♥️ #GBR @HuskerFBNation @Martin_Football pic.twitter.com/x53KyafMGK— Ismael Smith Flores (@IsmaelSmithF) January 31, 2023
Sua Lefotu, DL, Bellflower, California
Proud and honored to announce my commitment to the University of Nebraska. I want to thank God, my family and everyone that has supported me along the way. #GBR @boscofootball @Coach_Knighton @CoachMattRhule @HuskerCoachTW pic.twitter.com/9lOvVVMf68— Sua Lefotu (@SuaLefotu) January 28, 2023
Jeremiah Charles, WR, Arlington, Texas
OFFICIALLY A HUSKER❤️🤍🌽🏴☠️#GBR #NationalSigningDay pic.twitter.com/mDXQxREfi0— Jeremiah Charles (@jeremiah_charl2) February 1, 2023
D'Andre Barnes, CB, Aurora, Colorado
🏔 ➡️ 🌽@jdb_iii is headed east to be a Husker.#RENEW23 pic.twitter.com/P77zcNWXwR— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) February 1, 2023