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Big Red Recon: The Long Wait Is Over for Huskers and Prospects

May 28, 2021

It’s almost here. We are just a few days away from the end of the recruiting dead period. Things open back up on June 1. Colleges everywhere will soon be filled with 2022, 2023 and 2024 prospects getting the lay of the land.

It’s going to be a busy month for the Huskers too. The program will host its own camps, workouts and host official visitors. The program will also have assistants out on the road at satellite camps.

There is plenty going on in the world of recruiting so lets get to the Recon.

2022 Needs

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

The Recon:

>> The Jaren Kanak situation is just tough luck for Nebraska. The program did a great job recruiting him but his recruitment has gone into another stratosphere. It’s tough for Nebraska to compete on the trail right now with Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Michigan and some others. Winning will certainly help that and fans should take a little solace that the evaluations are there right now. I’m still surprised that Clemson has not offered yet but I’d still guess he ends up there after working out for them next week.

>> One of the things I’ve been asked about a lot since Kanak eliminated Nebraska is if that impacts his teammate Gavin Meyers. I do not think the Kanak’s decision is directly going to impact Meyers. The thing that makes Meyers’ situation tricky is Nebraska already has one inside linebacker in the class. There is room for one more at the position. It’s also a deep position group on the team so the team can afford to be picky with that final spot.

>> Keep an eye out on Lewis Central 2022 tight end Brayden Loftin. I reported earlier this week that he will be doing a private workout with the Huskers on June 4. The 6-foot-5, 210- pound pass catcher has the feel of a prospect that will blow up this summer. He’s got double-digit offers right now from mostly MAC schools but a strong summer will put him into Power 5 consideration. Having his former teammate Thomas Fidone in Lincoln wouldn’t hurt Nebraska’s chances either if the team decides to offer.

>> There are a lot of prospects locally who could benefit from camp season returning in June. One player that Steve Warren from the Warren Academy tipped me off to is Iowa offensive lineman Rex Johnsen. He’s out of a small school in Iowa near the Nebraska border and works out at the Warren Academy. Maverick Noonan, Zane Flores and Ben Huffman were other names that immediately jumped out to Warren to watch.

>> As of right now the Huskers have one quarterback scheduled to take an official visit in June. Texas native Richard Torres has locked in his official visit for June 4. The signal caller also had a visit locked in with Kansas State for June 11. The Huskers are pretty happy to get the first visit and are likely hoping they can keep that visit from happening.

Things are pretty fluid on the quarterback board right now. For a long time it appeared that MJ Morris was the team’s top target at the position but things are strange with his recruitment. Morris still doesn’t have an official visit set up and claims a commitment could come at any time. I still believe that the Huskers would prefer to meet with the 2022 QB in person before accepting any commitments.

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