Spring break is over for the Huskers and the team is back to work on the recruiting trail.
Nebraska didn’t have practice on Monday so it was the perfect time to host one of the region’s best offensive line prospects. Missouri 4-star offensive lineman Cayden Green was on campus all day to see what the program had to offer. He left the visit with a favorable impression of the program.
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Green (6-5, 310) checked Nebraska out on the recommendation of his high school coach Jamar Mozee. The coach told Green that Nebraska has some good things going on. Mozee visited the school with some previous Lee’s Summit North prospects.
“My coach, whenever he says something, it’s usually the truth. It was the truth,” Green said. “We walked away very impressed. We enjoyed that staff a whole lot. I think that program really has a shot at being pretty good this year.”
It was a family affair on the visit for the lineman. He was joined by his mom, brother and uncle. His dad couldn’t make the trip because he couldn’t miss too much work. The family has another trip on Tuesday planned to check out Missouri. It was a full day of activity for the Green family. They arrived on campus about 10:30 a.m. and didn’t leave until 6:00 p.m.
They got to see everything. That included meeting almost all the staff. There was a campus tour, facility tour and a virtual tour of the new football facility. There was one thing above everything that stood out to Green.
“Just the people. The staff, they seem genuine,” Green said. “They don’t seem like it was a bunch of people just selling recruit pitches. It just seemed like everybody there was genuine. They tell it to you how it was. They were all low-key and all that stuff.”
One of those people that Green enjoyed spending time with was offensive line coach Donovan Raiola. The pair had talked on the phone but Green was happy to see that Raiola was the same in person. Green described Raiola as very chill and liked talking football with the coach.
Green has been busy with visits. He’s been to Michigan, Oklahoma, Cincinnati and Alabama for visits. The Huskers did talk to him about returning for the spring game on April 9. He is unsure if he can make it because he’s taking the ACT around that time.
“We’re trying to figure it out,” Green said. “I’ll know by Wednesday that’s when I’m going to drop my top five. Whoever’s in that is who I’m official visiting. I think after today, that was a very cool and very needed experience for us.”
The lineman says that all the schools that make that top five will have produced NFL Draft picks on the line. Each will have a good football tradition too. It’s going to be all about the people as the top reason for his ultimate decision. There isn’t an official date for a commitment yet but he’s thinking late July or early August.
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.