Running back recruiting could be picking up in a big way soon for the Huskers. Running backs coach Ryan Held has yet to land a player for his room during this recruiting cycle. Still, the Huskers have hosted two of their top targets at the position for official visits. Tulsa running back Sevion Morrison came to Lincoln June 21 for an official visit.
Morrison is set to make his college choice on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Marvin Scott III, the other top target, visited Lincoln on June 14 for his official visit. As a junior, Scott III racked up 1,220 yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games. I caught up with the running back to discuss how that official visit went in June, his decision timeline and more.
Here is the full Q&A of the interview via text message:
Thinking back to your official visit to Nebraska, how was it and what stood out to you?
“It was amazing. The stadium and the campus is above and beyond. The facilities stood out the most from the weight room to the locker room.”
How was your time with the coaches? Which ones have you talked to the most and what do you think of them?
“[I talk to] all of them. It was great. They are all amazing people. They are honest, loyal, caring and they are all looking to put their players in the NFL.”
Who came with you on the visit and what did they think?
“My dad and sister. They think the same thing, they love it and they see my thriving there.”
Do you have a timeline in mind of when you’ll make a college decision?
What are going to be the deciding factors in the school you pick?
“The atmosphere and the coaching staff.”
Scott III (5-8, 195) is shorter than most running backs Nebraska has recruited recently but is well put together. He’s a quick and tough runner with a verified 4.54 forty-yard dash at Nike’s The Opening in Orlando.
Back in April, I put in a prediction for him to be part of the Huskers’ class. I feel strongly about that still being the case when he announces next weekend.
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.