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Big Red Recon: Things Heating up for Huskers With Spring Football on Horizon

March 05, 2021

The calendar has turned to March. We are starting to having regular appearances by the sun here in Nebraska. That means spring football is close. As the Huskers get closer to the start of spring football this month things are slowly starting to warm up for the Huskers too. There is plenty to dive into around the program right now.

Let’s get to the Recon.

Husker Commits

None for the 2022 cycle yet.

2021 Needs

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

 

The Recon:

>> Omaha natives Devon Jackson and Deshawn Woods have eliminated Nebraska. More attention is turning to if the Huskers can land any of the remaining in-state offered prospects. The team is still in decent shape with Bellevue West tight end Kaden Helms but things are getting tougher. Helms is visiting Michigan this weekend to check out Ann Arbor. His latest offer came from LSU so we’ll see if he finds a way to make it to Baton Rouge soon. Nebraska is in for a fight here.

>> One of Nebraska’s other in-state targets outside linebacker Ernest Hausmann has a new decision timeline. In a brief message exchange, he let me know that he does intend on committing this month. That should be viewed as positive for Nebraska but there are plenty of other schools involved in his recruitment too.

>> This week the Huskers offered a new quarterback. Richard Torres (6-5, 200) from San Antonio. Torres has great physical tools but is raw at this point. It is smart for the team to continue the search for a quarterback until they can tell more about what the top targets are thinking. Plus, this could be a year to take two players at the position. Quarterback recruiting is going to continue being a bigger storyline as we move through this cycle.

>> This week Nebraska system president Ted Carter appeared on KLIN for a radio interview. He spoke about many things but the thing catching the most attention was his thoughts about fans at Husker football in the fall.

“I would certainly anticipate that we’re gonna have either very close to or full football stadiums by the fall if we can get to immunity with all the things that we’re doing with vaccinations,” Carter said.

That’s great news on multiple fronts. First and most importantly it expresses confidence in where we are headed with COVID-19 and vaccinations. Secondly, we all know that Husker fans are champing at the bit to get back to seeing the Huskers in person. Things could look much different come August than they do right now in March. That’s a good thing.

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