On Friday night, Nebraska hosted its second Friday Night Lights Camp in front of about 2,300 fans on a much cooler night that last week’s event. This week’s camp had less overall campers but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some players that jumped out. Here are my five thoughts on the event.
>>On a night where Luke McCaffrey was in the house playing the role of recruiter, it was another quarterback who had people buzzing. 2020 quarterback Roman Purcell from Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, really shined at the camp tonight. He throws a great ball, shows power, accuracy and is well put together (6-1, 200). He has hit the camp circuit hard this summer and should see his recruitment take off in a big way soon.
2020 Indiana QB Roman Purcell shining tonight at #Huskers FNL camp. Just one of a number of pretty balls he's thrown.
Makes it look pretty effortless really. pic.twitter.com/oxGF67ADLi
— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) June 23, 2018
>>All the in-state commits were at the camp and each of them worked out. It’s become quite interesting to see where Garrett Nelson and Garrett Snodgrass play when they attend camps because they are so versatile. Nelson worked exclusively with Jovan Dewitt and the outside linebackers while Snodgrass spent the evening working with Barrett Rudd at inside linebacker. Both of them looked good at their respective positions.
>>Tyrik Henderson, a former Minnesota commit who reclassified to the class of 2019, attended the camp and worked out as well. The defensive back had an up and down night from what I saw. When he had a good rep, it was really good. However, there were a few times that he got beat. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with him moving forward.
>>Two other in-state prospects caught my attention as well. Caden Johnson (6-3, 245) from Wahoo Neumann and Caden McCormack (6-2, 210) from Lincoln Southwest both looked impressive. Johnson worked with the defensive linemen and McCormack worked with the linebackers showing good burst throughout the night. Both guys are worth keeping an eye on this coming fall.
>>Something that Derek Peterson and I noticed over the last two weeks is the size of some of the incoming freshman. Between Justin McGriff, Caleb Tannor, Katerian Legrone, Cam Jurgens, Tate Wildeman, Casey Rogers, Cam Jones and Cam Taylor the Huskers have some young guys that are going to be on the “get off the bus” group you send first to intimidate opponents.
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.