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5 Storylines to Watch From a Unique Spring Game Visit Weekend

April 30, 2021

The Huskers will play their Red-White Spring Game this weekend. There will be fans in the stadium and recruits will be in attendance. Things will move towards being back to “normal.”

The stands won’t be packed at Memorial Stadium though. Recruits will attend but they won’t be on the sidelines. They will attend the game like any other fan without access to coaches or the facilities.

This makes for an interesting “visit” weekend in which the school isn’t actually hosting visitors but are still hoping to make a good impression on the field. Here are five intriguing storylines based on who is visiting this weekend.

Quarterback Visits

One of the most common questions I’ve received this cycle is what is happening with quarterback recruiting. Quarterbacks commit earlier than any other position so fans get concerned that the Huskers don’t have one in the 2022 class yet. Nebraska is expected to have multiple quarterback targets on campus this weekend. MJ Morris and Richard Torres are expected from the 2022 class. Louisiana native Reese Mooney is coming to town from the 2023 class. Nebraska seems to be in great position with Mooney moving forward. The quarterback board might look much clearer after this weekend.

Teammates from Kansas

The Huskers have been among the top choices for Kansas linebacker Gavin Meyers for the last year. The team has recruited him hard and he fits in very well as a linebacker in the Big Ten. Over the course of the last year his teammate Jaren Kanak has seen his stock explode. He might be the best athlete in the state and could excel on either side of the ball in college. They are visiting together this weekend. A good visit for each could go a long way to keeping Nebraska in the driver’s seat for the duo.

No. 1 Target on Campus?

Atlanta 4-star signal-caller MJ Morris (6-2, 195) is making his first trip to Nebraska this weekend for the spring game. He did visit Florida State for their spring game a few weeks ago. They were thought to be Nebraska’s main competition but this week took a second quarterback in the 2022 class. That leaves the door wide open for the Huskers who might have Morris as No. 1 overall on their board. Morris is a big-time player and landing him would be huge for Nebraska.

WR Race is On

Nebraska already has one wide receiver in the 2022 class after Victor Jones Jr. committed. It’s unlikely that the team will take more than one more this cycle. It’s notable that three wide receiver targets will be on campus for the spring game. Kansas City native Quinton Conley, Colorado’s Grant Page and Texas native Landon Sampson plan to attend the game. It doesn’t appear that any are ready to end their recruitment but one more spot remaining could create some fun competition. The Huskers will also have 2023 5-star wide receiver Shelton Sampson Jr. in the stands.

Future In-State Star

Mike Huffman’s Bellevue West program is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to producing Power Five players. The next big recruit for the Thunderbirds looks to be wide receiver Dae’Vonn Hall. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound wideout is a 2024 prospect but it is notable that he will be on campus this weekend. The Huskers have been trending poorly in Omaha with prospects. Making a good impression on Hall early is key as he seems poised to become a national recruit.

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