Big Red Recon: Fall Camp Is Officially Underway for Nebraska
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Big Red Recon: Fall Camp Is Officially Underway for Nebraska

August 02, 2019

Football is officially back. Nebraska held its preseason press conferences on Thursday and we got to hear about the excitement for the season. We also got to find out why Jack Stoll’s hair (AKA ‘the Stollet’) can lead the Huskers to glory. Fall camp then officially kicked off for Nebraska in Year 2 of the Scott Frost Era on Friday. It’s a season filled with promise but also a lot of question marks.

On the recruiting trail, things slowed down a bit this week (even with the news of Jahkeem Green staying in the fold).

Let’s get to the recon.

Class Breakdown

Husker Commits

Zavier Betts, wide receiver, Omaha, Nebraska

Alex Conn‍, offensive lineman, Derby, Kansas

Turner Corcoran‍, offensive lineman, Lawrence, Kansas

Blaise Gunnerson‍, outside linebacker, Carroll, Iowa

Nash Hutmacher‍, defensive tackle, Chamberlain, South Dakota

Tamon Lynum‍, cornerback, Orlando, Florida

Will Nixon‍, wide receiver, Waco, Texas

Logan Smothers‍, quarterback, Athens, Alabama

2020 Needs

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


The Recon:

>> The Huskers got good news this week when junior college defensive lineman Jahkeem Green elected to stick with his verbal pledge to Nebraska. In the end, it was a tough battle between Nebraska and Texas Tech but the Huskers held on to their man. Assuming everything goes correctly with his transcripts, Green will be in Lincoln sometime next week. The Huskers may have gotten a steal here as Green is an SEC-type lineman that certainly has NFL potential.

>> Earlier this week, Hail Varsity caught up with priority linebacker target Choe Bryant-Strother. The Georgia native gave very positive thoughts on his official visit to Lincoln. 

“Well, I knew the history of Nebraska and how great it is as a football school”, he explained. “I know Coach Frost’s history too. I knew the visit would be amazing but honestly, they blew it out of the water for me. It was way more than I expected.”

Bryant-Strother’s recruitment will be one to watch. The Huskers clearly put themselves in good position with him but didn’t quite do enough to get a verbal commitment. He plans to take other visits in the fall so it will be imperative that the Huskers can get him back to Lincoln for game. Considering he would have to pay out of pocket for that trip, it would be a great sign for Nebraska.

>> If you ask anyone who has seen incoming transfer tight end Travis Vokolek, they will tell you that he is very well put together. Quietly, there are a lot of people very high on the potential of what Vokolek can do once he sees the field. However, it doesn’t sound like he will be seeing the field this year. Sources close to the team indicate that there really isn’t a basis to pursue a waiver for him to be immediately eligible.  

>> During the short time where the dead period is lifted, it appears that Nebraska hosted just one unofficial visitor. Albuquerque, New Mexico, tight end Connor O’Toole came to town on Tuesday. I haven’t been able to reach O’Toole yet but all indications I’ve gotten is that Nebraska won’t be much of a factor with his recruitment moving forward. Keep an eye on Texas tight end Donavon Johnson who will be officially visiting Lincoln for the season opener on Aug. 31. 

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