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Big Red Recon: Making Sense of Nebraska’s Recent Departures

April 26, 2019

We are finishing up Week 2 of the evaluation period where the Nebraska assistant coaches and coordinators can be out on the road. There hasn’t be a ton of information shared about their whereabouts (outside of some tweets) but based on all the 2021 and 2022 offers, they have been all over the country. 

Still, there are things to keep an eye on especially with news of some departures from the team this week.

Let’s get to the Recon.

Class Breakdown

Husker Commits

Zavier Betts, wide receiver, Omaha, Nebraska

Turner Corcoran‍, offensive lineman, Lawrence, Kansas

Logan Smothers‍, quarterback, Athens, Alabama

2020 Needs

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


The Recon:

>> This week, I wrote about the young in-state talent rising up the ranks led by Teddy Prochazka and Avante Dickerson. We are a ways off from either committing but I like the Huskers chances with both. The word on Prochazka’s Nebraska is his dream school. Dickerson has a strong relationship with the staff that will only get better. There is also another factor at play here. If the Huskers stay on the trajectory most think they will, Nebraska will be a preseason top 15 team when these players head into their senior seasons. That will be hard to walk away from even for two highly recruited players.

>> This week seems to be the time for a lot of Husker departures to be announced. That makes sense as guys know where they stand after spring. The coaches have seen how much work everyone is willing to put in at this point. Each situation is unique but the biggest surprise so far is Cam Jones putting his name in the portal.

Jones was a player that many had high hopes for when he committed to Nebraska. The former 4-star has all the physical tools but a shoulder injury took his true freshman season. Sometimes when you are away from the game and in a new place it can be difficult to adjust. It was be interesting to see where he lands.

>> Since Jones was just a redshirt freshman, his now freed up scholarship can be used for the 2020 recruiting class. Breon Dixon’s scholarship can be viewed the same way as an underclassmen. Having a few extra spots in the class could prove beneficial in the long run.

>> Keep an eye on 3-star Florida running back Marvin Scott III. It’s been pretty tough to gauge who the top running back targets are that Nebraska is gaining traction with but I’m hearing things are looking good between the Huskers and Scott who has yet to visit campus. He’s well-built at 5-foot-9 and 200 pounds.

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