Before Nebraska (Greenville HS)
Jimmy Fritzsche, an athletic offensive lineman who also lined up at tight end for Greenville High School, was the first South Carolina player to sign with Nebraska out of high school since Tyrone Legette in 1988.
Fritzsche helped Greenville reach the state playoffs with a 7-4 record as a senior, when the Red Raiders averaged nearly 400 yards of total offense per game and topped the 40-point mark six times. As a junior in 2017, Fritzsche caught five passes for 35 yards as a tight end for a 12-2 Greenville squad that advanced to the state quarterfinals.
Fritzsche held scholarship offers from several Power Five programs, including Clemson, Purdue and Syracuse. Rivals ranked Fritzsche among the top 15 players in South Carolina. The three-star prospect chose Nebraska after also visiting Clemson, Connecticut and Syracuse.