Nebraska Huskers ‘Surprise’ Recruit Steals the Spotlight, Leading Team to Second Place in the State

Published 11/14/2023, 7:08 AM EST

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Nebraska Huskers should rest easy. The team has already been garnering immense popularity and attention for their reservoir of talent. The women’s volleyball team will be joined by a rising star of the sport in 2025 and her dazzling performance this year at the varsity level is already turning a lot of heads. Ryan Hunter, the Cox Mill High School student, has committed to/was bumped to the Nebraska Huskers after her visit to Devaney Center months ago. With the left-handed hitter’s future secured, she has now made the headlines once again by helping her school finish second in the North Carolina State rankings.

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Cox Mill High School has finished the season with 24-4 and Hunter’s contributions were impressive to its place in the divisional rankings. With the Huskers closing in on the Big10 Club, it’s no wonder that Hunter is on their radar. Victory is assured going forward, with Hunter’s playmaking and shot-making skills being noticed.

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Hunter is ranked at number 17 as a national recruit, and her recent spell with the Cox Mill volleyball team makes the reasons abundantly clear. The Nebraska commit has been named in the North Carolina Class 4A all-state first team and her future looks bright already. At the club national tournament in July, Hunter put up a great show. This made the Huskers take notice of her potential and offer her a scholarship offer.

The North Carolina Volleyball Coach’s Association has named 12 players as part of its Class 4A first team. Hunter is joined by fellow Cox Mill student Arielle Walker in the prestigious all-state team and the duo would definitely look to make their mark in the upcoming matches.

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Along with Cox Mill, Middle Creek High School, and Ronald Raegan High School also have two players, each representing them in the all-state first team. Cox Mill (24-4) is currently led by Marvin Ridge (27-5) and Polk County at (28-3). Raegan High is close behind. However, Hunter will be joining Mallard Creek High School this fall, ranked 23rd in the 4A West Divisionals and there seems to be a hopeful concatenation of wins on the vision board.

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Hunter’s recent performance would make the Huskers pretty much the winner here. Her overall playtime didn’t fool them and they made sure Ryan Hunter opted for them instead of someone else swooped in for her skills. However, she’s not the only one who got the offer letter.

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Along with Hunter, there are a number of others teaming up to add beef to the Huskers’ brawn. Roger Gradney and Gibson Pyle from Texas, Kamdyn Koch from Maryland, and Rex Guthrie from Colorado have also committed to the Huskers and are set to mark their debuts games soon!

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Which new commit do you think will become the biggest sensation next season? Tell us in the comments!

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Diptarko is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He’s particularly curious about video game development. His interest in gaming can be traced back to his childhood days, where he spent a significant amount of time playing Road Rash, Contra, FIFA, GTA Vice City and GTA V.
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