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Nebraska's Pelini unveils recruit class of 26 ranked 3rd in Big Ten, as high as 11th in nation

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has announced a 26-player recruiting class that analysts consider more talented the one he signed in 2012 and perhaps the best of the six he's assembled for the Cornhuskers.

ESPN recruiting analyst Jeremy Crabtree says the Huskers are adding depth at linebacker and running back and have their quarterback of the future in Johnny Stanton of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

The Huskers on Wednesday signed 12 players on offense, 13 on defense and a long snapper.

Scout.com has the Huskers' class ranked 11th in the nation after listing Nebraska 50th a year ago. Rivals.com ranked Nebraska 17th and ESPN.com and 247sports.com each have the Huskers 23rd.

The Huskers are a consensus third in the Big Ten behind Ohio State and Michigan.