Nebraska was back hosting visitors on campus this weekend, but most of those in town were not for the class of 2020. With the Huskers’ 2020 class mostly wrapped up, attention was turned toward the future. A select handful of unofficial visitors were in town from the class of 2021. The Huskers are in a nice position to continue getting those targets on campus early and often. One was 3-star (HV Rating: 88.0) wide receiver Brody Brecht.
— Brody Brecht (@brody_brecht) January 19, 2020
Overall, Brecht thought the visit was very good and that the event was well put together and a fun time for the prospects and families. This was his second trip to Lincoln. The first was for the Ohio State matchup last season.
“This time I got a strength presentation,” Brecht told Hail Varsity. “I got an academic presentation. I got to go through their dining hall and stuff like that. I got to see a little bit more of the whole college. I saw more of the facilities too.”
The strength and conditioning presentation was interesting for the Iowa native. He was impressed with all the technology that the Huskers have that can monitor almost everything you do. That includes how much sleep you are getting a night, as well as how much of that is deep sleep in order to help you perform better. He liked that Nebraska can tell a player how much rest is needed in between sets.
Brecht noticed that he was part of select a group of prospects in attendance on Saturday. There were a lot of good football players on campus and he felt honored to be included.
Nebraska’s increased focus on recruiting Iowa in the 2021 class is something he also noticed. There are a lot of good athletes and players in the state so he thinks a lot of schools are going to come into Iowa this cycle.
None of the visitors got to meet new offensive coordinator Matt Lubick though. He has yet to arrive in Lincoln. Coach Scott Frost’s message was that it would be a smooth transition with Lubick. Still, the rangy wideout (6-4, 190) got a chance to have a good meeting with Frost to talk about the offense.
“Me and the other receiver that was there, Keagan Johnson, we sat down in the receiver room,” he said. “Coach Frost went over the Xs and Os. They need big guys like Stanley Morgan who they missed this year because of the size. That’s how they would use me is what they said. My high school offense runs a similar offense with some of the same plays so it was familiar.”
Brecht will head to Kansas next week for an unofficial visit on Jan. 25. He will go to Iowa on Jan. 26 and Iowa State on Feb. 1. Right now, the plan is for Brecht to make a college choice after taking his official visits. The only one he has locked in right now is to Iowa on June 19-21. He’s aiming for an early July decision. He was quick to dispel the notion that it’s a lock he will stay in the state of Iowa.
“If the right fit is out of state then I will be going out of state,” Brecht said. “I just want to find the right place whether it’s in state or out of state. It doesn’t matter.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.