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Nebraska Recruiting: Who Just Missed the October Greg’s Guys Cut?

October 06, 2020

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 October edition of the Greg’s Guys list is out.

The monthly list is my top 10 players in the class based on Nebraska’s needs, how a player fits in the scheme and talent now drops the first Tuesday of each month. There were three players from the September list that committed to a school in the last month. Just one, New Jersey linebacker Mikai Gbayor picked the Huskers.

The Huskers are looking to finish the class strong with mostly defensive players this cycle. The NCAA has continued the dead period through the rest of the year so official visits on still on hold.

There is no way to capture the whole picture with 10 top targets. There are several players who just missed the cut for the June list. Let’s highlight a few.

DE Robert Jackson (Warminster, Pennsylvania)

The Huskers are in the mix for several defensive ends this cycle. They are still in search of the first defensive line commit this cycle. The defensive end target (6-6, 260) is exactly the type of prospect that would likely have more offers if he had been able to hit the camp circuit this summer. His recruitment has gotten pretty quiet but the Huskers remain among his top choices.

DB Ceyair Wright (Los Angeles, California)

The versatile defensive back (6-1, 175) is one of the top uncommitted players on the west coast. He’s the type of long athletic player that defensive backs coach Travis Fisher covets in his room. He’s also got a verified track time of 10.84 in the 100m dash. Unfortunately for Nebraska he hasn’t been able to visit Lincoln. Also, the hometown USC Trojans are turning up the heat in his recruitment.

OLB Davon Townley (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

The lean defensive end/outside linebacker will need to bulk up in college standing at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, but he is a good athlete that runs well and can pursue the football. Townley has also played a lot of basketball so he hasn’t yet focused full time on football. He has a lot of potential on the gridiron making him an intriguing prospect. He holds double-digit scholarship offers with Arizona State, Penn State and Minnesota also chasing him.

Recruit Watch

>> Mario Buford, a 2024 defensive back target from Texas, was invited to participate in the FBU All-American Bowl.

>> Iowa 2022 inside linebacker Jacob Imming post his recent highlights to social media. He’s a big-time hitter.

>> The Huskers threw their hat in the ring for 2022 New Jersey linebacker Nyair Graham when they offered him on Monday.

ICYMI

>> My new podcast alongside Jay Foreman, named Straight Up Breakdown, launched Tuesday morning.

>> Luke Reimer’s growth is driving competition for Nebraska’s inside linebackers.

>> Tony Tuioti feels good about the defensive line ahead of the 2020 season, writes Erin Sorensen.

>> The Husker defense is focusing on details to fuel improvement this fall.

>> Nebraska is reportedly preparing to host a bubble tournament in Lincoln soon.

>> Check out the video from Barrett Ruud and Tony Tuioti time today talking inside linebacker and defensive line play.

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