Big Red Recon: Looking at Some Big Fish for the Huskers
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Big Red Recon: A Big Three Has Emerged For Huskers

February 14, 2020

This time of year is normally the slowest time of the year for recruiting information. We are in the dead period, spring football hasn’t begun yet and the late signing period just hit. This year is no exception but there are some storylines emerging within 2021 recruiting for Nebraska. 

Let’s get to the Recon.

Husker Commits

Randolph Kpai‍, inside linebacker, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Henry Lutovsky‍, offensive lineman, Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Teddy Prochazka‍, offensive lineman, Elkhorn, Nebraska

2021 Needs

QB 1 DL 4
RB 2 MLB 2
WR 2 OLB 2
TE 1 DB 2
OL 1 K/P 0

 

The Recon:

>> The scholarship offers continue rolling in for high priority Nebraska targets. This week outside linebacker TJ Bollers and tight end Thomas Fidone were offered by Alabama. It was the first time since 2014 that the Tide offered a player in the state. Omaha Westside cornerback Avante Dickerson was offered by new defensive backs coach Donte Williams at USC this week. 

This is actually a good thing, even if new offers from all over country will make Husker fans nervous. If Nebraska wants to be on the same field as elite teams, they have to beat them on the recruiting trail sometimes. It’s also great for the kids that their hard work is paying off with interest from schools that never recruit the area. 

>> Each of the “big 3” mentioned above plans to take spring/summer official visits. Currently only Bollers has any dates set. Bollers will visit Cal June 5-7 before taking an official to Iowa State June 12-14. Wisconsin, Nebraska, Washington and Army were battling for the three remaining spots. Now we’ll see if the Alabama (and others) interest will change that. Fidone and Dickerson have no dates locked in yet. I could see Fidone taking trips to Nebraska, Michigan, Notre Dame for sure.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see Dickerson take officials to Nebraska, LSU and Ohio State. His new interest will likely expand his already impressive list. There are going to be some nervous moments with these three recruitments. 

>> Since the Sean Snyder to Nebraska deal fell through, things have been radio silent on filling the position. I don’t think that means the Huskers won’t hire someone but it might be worth letting the coaching carousel stop spinning completely before making a final decision. There isn’t a huge rush right now since there is some time before spring practice starts.

>> Of all the things Scott Frost said this week about the new additions to the team, the note that Tamon Lynum has already gained 15 pounds since arriving in January still sticks with me. 

"He's a kid that we thought just watching him move, with his length, his fluidity, his ability to play the ball, his ability to strike and tackle, we kind of thought the sky was the limit for him,” Frost said.

The 6-foot-2 corner is next on the list of long defenders Fisher has brought in. He was not talked about nearly as much as other defensive backs in his class but none of that matter now. 

>> Look for Nebraska to host another Junior Day on March 14. The Huskers have done a great job with these events recently. It will be interesting to see who they can bring to campus for the first time or even for a return visit for that event. 

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