Nebraska Recruiting: Managing Excitement for Week 1
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Big Red Recon: Big Events Are on the Way for Nebraska

February 22, 2019

Despite the deep freeze that Lincoln has been in this month, we are about a week away from the start of spring football. Once practices start up, things will heat up again for Nebraska recruiting, especially as more new offers go out and for the 2021 group as the staff keeps trying to work ahead. 

As for 2020, Nebraska will once again utilize spring ball to show prospects how they coach and what things would be like for them should they choose Nebraska. 

Let’s get to the Recon.

Class Breakdown

Husker Commits

Logan Smothers‍, quarterback, Athens, Alabama

 

2020 Needs

QB 0 DL 3
RB 1 MLB 2
WR 2 OLB 2
TE 1 DB 3
OL 4 K/P 0

 

The Recon:

>> Let’s get the most pressing on-field issue with Nebraska football out of the way first: the defensive line coach search. The latest is that there is really no new information available. I know that interviews are taking place and Scott Frost is doing his due diligence but there have been no confirmations on who exactly has interviewed. Based on the little information that has been speculated about, I believe it will be a good hire with a good track record. I do not expect any former Huskers to get a serious look.

>> Nebraska has added a second Junior Day to the schedule on March 20. The names will start getting confirmed soon but we know 2021 Elkhorn South offensive tackle Teddy Prochazka will be there. I’m sure Nebraska will try to get Omaha Burke wide receiver Xavier Watts on campus for this since the weird loophole didn’t allow him to attend the first event as planned. Keep it locked to Hail Varsity for confirmed names as always.

>> Early reports are that wide receiver Jamie Nance has taken advantage of early enrolling to build chemistry with Adrian Martinez. He has displayed his blazing speed and solid hands in the team organized group work. I’m not saying he will match his production this season, but I heard similar things about Martinez and JD Spielman last offseason and that connection turned out very well.

>> Nebraska announced a partnership with Adidas this week to bring a big man camp to Lincoln on Jun 15. After doing a little digging, it’s apparent that this will be a huge deal. It will be promoted quite a bit by the All-American Bowl (which is also sponsored by Adidas), who also plans to have their selection committee in Lincoln to evaluate participants in the camp. The mix of Adidas, several Power Five schools and the All-American Bowl selection committee will bring a lot of top talent to Lincoln for this event. It’s a tremendous opportunity for Nebraska.

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