Huskers Sign Two Talented Recruits

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Two talented high school prospects signed with the Nebraska Football program on Wednesday, Feb. 2. The newest additions to the Husker roster are Ajay Allen, a four-star running back from Louisiana, and Janiran Bonner, a four-star wide receiver from Georgia.

Ajay Allen, RB, 5-11, 185, Monroe, La. (Neville)
A Louisiana native, Ajay Allen was an explosive running back from Louisiana. With Neville High School, Allen earned the nickname “Quick 6” for his ability to break long touchdown runs.

As a senior, Allen rushed for more than 2,200 yards and scored 34 touchdowns for the Tigers, which reached the state semifinals. During the regular season, he ranked 11th in the state with more than 1,600 rushing yards. Allen had 360 rushing yards and four touchdowns against St. Thomas More, including touchdown runs of 82 and 99 yards on his first two carries. In the state quarterfinals, Allen had nine carries for 149 yards, including 54- and 65-yard touchdown runs.

Allen was regarded as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, On3 and the On3 Composite Rankings. Regarded as the No. 5 running back recruit in the nation by On3, Allen chose Nebraska after previously being committed to TCU.

Janiran Bonner, WR, 6-3, 200, Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove)
Janiran Bonner was a standout wide receiver for Cedar Grove High School. He helped the Saints win three Georgia Class 3A state championships.

Bonner had 50 catches for 816 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior while helping Cedar Grove to a 12-3 record. He had eight catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the state championship game, including an 80-yard touchdown reception just before halftime that put the Saints ahead for good. Bonner was recognized as an all-state performer as a senior.

A consensus four-star recruit, Bonner was ranked among the top 50 wide receivers in the country by both Rivals and 247Sports. He chose Nebraska after originally committing to Georgia Tech.

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