Nebraska added its 10th pledge Friday for the Class of 2023. And it’s the biggest to date.

Defensive end Maverick Noonan of Elkhorn South High School in Omaha announced his decision, picking the Huskers after he made recent official visits to the campus in Lincoln and to Stanford.

Noonan is a three-star prospect, as rated by the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 4 player in the state of Nebraska. His importance to the Huskers outweighs his ranking.

The son of former Nebraska All-America defensive lineman Danny Noonan, Maverick has long rated as a priority target for the Huskers. He and Lincoln East athlete Malachi Coleman, a four-star prospect, remained until Friday as the most important uncommitted players in the Huskers’ home state.