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Nebraska Recruiting: Local Prospects to Keep a Look For With Huskers

September 27, 2021

Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.


The questions never stop in the recruiting world. No matter what time of year it is, there is always something to talk about so we have been taking reader and listener suggestions on questions. I then answer the questions in a quick video. For this week’s topic we are diving into a question that really came from all over. This week’s question is all about emerging players within Nebraska that are getting the Huskers’ attention.

Which players around the state are having strong seasons to get the Huskers’ attention?

As the season goes on more names will continue to surface as players of interest for Nebraska. For the 2022 recruiting cycle the big name to know is Vince Genatone. The North Platte defender has had a strong start to his senior season. He’s racked up 65 tackles and 7 tackles for loss and five sacks through five games. He’s a little undersized but is off the charts athletically. There is still the potential for the Huskers to come through with a scholarship offer for him. I’ll be interested to see him play this week against Creighton Prep.

Scottsbluff High School outside linebacker Chance Symons is a potential walk-on to watch. He’s from the same high school as current Husker Garrett Nelson. That’s not the only thing they have in common. Symons has a relentless motor and the two are also built similarly.

Another player that I did see play recently is 2023 athlete Malachi Coleman. The Lincoln East standout will be getting the attention of more colleges very soon. That’s if he continues having nights like I saw last week. In that game against Lincoln Southeast he had a pair of touchdowns, had two sacks and forced a fumble in the game. At defensive end he’s got a high motor and uses his length well. When playing wide receiver his athleticism and leaping ability are tough to handle.

Another 2023 prospect to keep an eye on is defensive end Victor Isele. The Grand Island Northwest defender is putting together a good season for his team. Isele has also already taken an unofficial visit to Nebraska. He visited campus for the home opener against Buffalo.

One more player to note for now is 2023 defensive end/outside linebacker Teitum Tuioti. He’s been on the radar for Husker fans for a while now since his dad is the defensive line coach at Nebraska. I’ve seen Tuioti play in person a handful of times. I’m always impressed by his activity and power at the point of attack. He’s probably an outside linebacker in the Huskers’ scheme, but he is continuing to get better.

The next few visit weekends will also give us a clearer picture of who has emerged on the Huskers’ board. There is plenty of senior film out now for Nebraska to reshuffle the recruiting board. Next up is getting players on campus.

Recruit Watch

>> Vince Genatone put out his highlights from his first five games.

>> New Jersey 2023 defensive line target Sydir Mitchell also posted fresh highlights.

ICYMI

>> Nebraska basketball is trying to build a consistent sense of urgency as the season gets started.

>> Scott Frost said on Monday that the competition is always open on the offensive line.

>> In Conversations with Cook (Premium) Jacob Padilla looks into pin-hitters, serving subs and the 2000 Huskers.

>> As Steve Marik wrote, the linebackers are racking up tackles. They have the defensive linemen to thank for that.

>> I took a look at meeting the defense’s standard, Damion Daniels’ leadership and more (Premium) ahead of the Northwestern game.

>> The Huskers will honor program legends, great teams during a weekend of champions.

>> Fred Hoiberg is excited about his team as the 2021-22 season approaches.

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