Ryan Klachko, a 6-4, 290-pound offensive lineman from Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, has made an oral commitment to Nebraska. Klachko is the top-rated offensive lineman in Illinois and the No. 2 prospect behind running back Rodney Coe of Edwardsville.
Klachko, another blue-chip prospect produced by veteran coach Ken Leonard, was recruited by former Southern Illinois coach Shawn Watson, now offensive coordinator at Nebraska. He is the best player that Nebraska has recruited out of the Chicago area since Nate Turner of Mount Carmel.