Big Red Recon: Putting a Bow on 2019 Recruiting Class
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Big Red Recon: Putting a Bow on 2019 Recruiting Class

February 08, 2019

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. 

Class Breakdown

Husker Commits

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

2019 Needs

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

 

Additional Recon

>> 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.

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