The 2018 Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year, Nick Henrich is a standout linebacker in the Huskers’ 2019 recruiting class. In addition to his state honor, Henrich was chosen as a semifinalist for the high school Butkus Award. Henrich is one of two members of the class from Class A state champion Omaha Burke and one of five in-state signees overall. Henrich has been a catalyst for the success of Coach Paul Limongi’s team each of the past three seasons.
As a senior, Henrich helped the Bulldogs to a 13-0 record by recording 96 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. He earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Super State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star for the second straight year, while being named the honorary captain of the defensive unit by both outlets. Henrich led Burke to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the Class A semifinals in 2017. He finished with 119 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. As a sophomore, Henrich helped his team to an 8-3 record and a quarterfinal playoff appearance. He earned honorable-mention all-state recognition after collecting 58 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.
Henrich was a consensus choice by Rivals, 247 Sports and ESPN as the top prospect in the state of Nebraska. Rivals ranked him as the No. 6 outside linebacker prospect in the nation and the No. 127 player overall, while 247 Sports listed him as the nation’s No. 88 overall player and its No. 6 inside linebacker prospect. He was also a member of the ESPN 300. Henrich also visited Wisconsin and had dozens of offers including Notre Dame, Iowa and Oregon to name a few.