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Big Red Recon: More Dominoes to Fall After Busy Month For Huskers

July 02, 2021

We knew once the dead period was lifted that it would be a sprint through the month of June. That’s exactly what it ended up being as the Huskers just wrapped up a very busy month. Coaches were out on the road scouting new talent. The staff also hosted camps on campus, and hosted many visitors. The team also landed five commitments over the month. Now everyone is taking a bit of a breather before fall camp begins.

Let’s get to the Recon.

2022 Commits

Chase Androff, Tight End, Lakeville, Minnesota

Jake Appleget, Outside Linebacker, Lincoln, Nebraska

Ernest Hausmann, Outside Linebacker, Columbus, Nebraska

Ashton Hayes, Running Back, Reno, Nevada

Victor Jones Jr., Wide Receiver, Orlando, Florida

Grant Page, Wide Receiver, Boulder, Colorado

Richard Torres, Quarterback, San Antonio, Texas

2022 Needs

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

The Recon:

>> The numbers crunch for the 2022 recruiting class continues to have implications as the Huskers build their class. One of the recruits that has gone quiet since his official visit is Massachusetts linebacker Tyler Martin. The Huskers would like to have him in the class but right now there just isn’t a spot for him. If he’s going to play inside linebacker, the team is full at that spot. The question is if he has enough pass rush traits to be a difference maker at outside linebacker? The team may opt to take it into the season to find another outside linebacker prospect to go along with Jake Appleget.

>> The next full Greg’s Guys list is coming next week. Right now, I look at offensive lineman Jake Maikkula, athlete Jaren Mangham and cornerback James Monds III as the top three players on the Huskers’ board. Each will be tough pulls for Nebraska. Landing two of three would be a huge win.

>> The Huskers’ search for a new athletic director appears to be widening. Multiple sources tell me that Iowa State’s Jamie Pollard and Big 12 official Ed Stewart were the original top two candidates. Both have decided against moving forward in the process with Nebraska. Now the Huskers are poised to utilize the search firm that chancellor Ronnie Green mentioned initially. It’s unclear right now where that search will lead but it appears the Huskers will take more time to fill the position than originally intended.

>> It was mildly surprising that Texas wide receiver Landon Samson committed to South Carolina over the Huskers. Securing a commitment from the wideout was on shaky ground though once he left Lincoln and then went to Ohio State hoping for an offer. That never came but he did get offered at that time by South Carolina. The Huskers would have loved to have Samson but it appeared he was always searching for something else.

The Huskers are in a fine spot at wide receiver for this cycle. Victor Jones Jr. Is one of Florida’s top sleepers. Grant Page is also a solid prospect from a state the Huskers need to recruit more.

>> Keep an eye out for a potential decision soon for Kansas defensive lineman Jalen Marshall. The Huskers like the defender a lot. He’s down to Nebraska, Indiana and Oklahoma State. Marshall has good relationships at each school and this one will go down to the end. I don’t think he ends up waiting until his senior season to pick a school like he originally planned. Recruits know that spots are limited around the country too.

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