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BREAKING: 2022 DL Prospect Hayden Schwartz Commits to Nebraska

Schwartz was choosing between Nebraska, Northwestern and Missouri.

Hayden Schwartz, a three-star defensive lineman from Jacksonville Florida, has decided to commit to the University of Nebraska.

Schwartz is a product of The Bolles School in Jacksonville Florida and had received 32 Division I offers and announced on July 13th that he would be making his decision the following day. While Northwestern was in his top three, it's notable that he did not make an official visit with the Wildcats.

In the Fall 2020 season, Schwartz's junior year, the lineman played in 13 games, recording four sacks and 68 total tackles for the Bolles Bulldogs. He certainly passes the eye test with a height of 6' 4" and a weight of 250 pounds.

He was recruited to Northwestern by defensive line coach Marty Long and offered a scholarship on October 20, 2020.

From viewing his highlight reel, it appears that his best asset is field awareness, as he consistently found his way to the ball carrier even if the play was on the opposite side of the field. He seems to work well in situations where he is assisting a teammate in making the tackle, which is supported by his 19 assisted tackles during his junior season. While he appears more than capable of making solo tackles, the fact that he finds success in collaborative efforts shows his ability to be a team player. 

He also has played tight end and outside linebacker in addition to his primary position as a defensive lineman, which displays a strong ability to adapt to new situations.

While he is not headed to Evanston, he is Big-10 bound, meaning that he will spend some time on Ryan Field in his career. 

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