The 2019 recruiting class is in the books. Nebraska signed 26 players and added one graduate transfer, defensive lineman Darrion Daniels from Oklahoma State. The class fills needs and brings in some star power with players that have All-Big Ten and even All-America potential.
Before we move on fully to the class of 2020, there are a few things to talk about.
Lets get to the recon.
Matthew Anderson, offensive lineman, Leesville, Lousiana
Brant Banks, defensive end, Houston, Texas
Bryce Benhart, offensive lineman, Lakeville, Minnesota
Desmond Bland, offensive lineman, Yuma, Arizona
Darien Chase, wide receiver, Vancouver, Washington
Myles Farmer, defensive back, Atlanta, Georgia
Jimmy Fritzsche, offensive tackle, Greenville, South Carolina
Jackson Hannah, linebacker, Nashville, Tennesee
Nick Henrich, linebacker, Omaha, Nebraska
Chris Hickman, tight end, Omaha, Nebraska
Demariyon Houston, wide receiver, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Rahmir Johnson, running back, Oradell, New Jersey
Michael Lynn, offensive lineman, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Luke McCaffrey, quarterback, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Dedrick Mills, running back, Garden City, Kansas
Jamie Nance, wide receiver, Blanchard, Oklahoma
Garrett Nelson, defensive end, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Mosai Newsom, defensive end, Waverly, Iowa
Quinton Newsome, defensive back, Suwanee, Georgia
Ethan Piper, defensive tackle, Norfolk, Nebraska
Noa Pola-Gates, defensive back, Gilbert, Arizona
Ty Robinson, defentive tackle, Gilbert, Arizona
Wandale Robinson, athlete, Frankfort, Kentucky
Garrett Snodgrass, athlete, York, Nebraska
Ronald Thompkins, running back, Loganville, Georgia
Javin Wright, defensive back, Chandler, Arizona
>> It is time for another update with the latest information on Huskers offensive line commit Desmond Bland. He obviously did not sign on National Signing Day. It’s still unclear whether or not he will have his grades in order to make it to Nebraska. At this point he will remain on the commit list and If he can make it this summer, I’m told the Huskers will take him. This situation is completely up to him to get his academics in order.
>> In the end the Huskers elected not to take a fourth running back in the class, John Bivens. After he came for his official visit, sources indicated to me that he wasn’t 100-percent recovered from his knee injury. Bivens didn’t sign anywhere and I wouldn’t be surprised if he went the junior-college route to get himself healthy and prove he can play DI football.
>> During his post NSD press conference, Frost had some strong praise for early-enrollee quarterback Luke McCaffrey. I’ve had it mentioned to me more than once that McCaffrey has surprised everyone with how quickly he has picked up the offense and how much time he spends studying the playbook. Watching his development, knowing that the hope is that he can redshirt this season, will be interesting.
>> Another thing from Wednesday that Frost mentioned was giving guards a chance to snap the ball and try their hand at center. One name to keep an eye on there is John Raridon. We haven’t heard much from the Iowa native so far but it’s believed that he is taking to Greg Austin’s coaching and rapidly improving.
>> This spring the tight end position will be one that we could see take take a jump from last season. We got to see glimpses of what the group could do in 2018 and Jack Stoll is entrenched as the leader there but Katerian Legrone is making progress physically. Sources say that he is around the 260-pound range and is testing very well this winter.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.