The 2018 Nebraska recruiting class finished with 24 players. Every year, there are players that were not four or five-star prospects that end up blossoming during their career. Sometimes these hidden gems get a chance to play early as well. So, who are the prospects that can be sleepers in this class or aren’t getting enough love? Let’s take a look.
DB Deontai Williams
Nebraska signed Williams during the early signing period but he should not be forgotten in the excitement from the second signing day. The defender had a handful of offers coming out of junior college, and had been recruited heavily by the new staff when it was still at UCF. He is a hard hitter and someone to keep an eye out for to steal some early playing time.
DB Cam Taylor
Physically Taylor looks ready for major college football. He is a terrific athlete, and that will serve him well as he transitions to playing cornerback for Travis Fisher. Taylor played a lot of quarterback in high school, which will serve him well in Nebraska’s secondary. He has a great work ethic and leadership qualities.
WR/TE Katerian Legrone
The Atlanta prospect has great size (6-3, 230) to play both in-line as a blocker and the speed to catch passes in this offense. Scott Frost and offensive coordinator Troy Walters will want to find a player that can fill the Jordan Akins role from their UCF offense. Legrone could blossom in that role.
CB Braxton Clark
Anytime you recruit a cornerback with the size (6-3, 188) that Clark has fans will be excited. Nebraska’s staff was well-aware of Clark’s skills since he is an Orlando native. Clark could possess strong coverage skills as Coach Fisher works with him. He is not afraid to make tackles either, a trait needed to play corner in the Big Ten.
OLB David Alston
Alston is the type of prospect that we can file away and check back on after two years with Zach Duval. He will need to add more muscle to his good frame (6-4, 220) but once he does, he could really take off. His intelligence and instincts on the field will make him a great asset down the road.
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.