We are less than a week from spring football starting for Nebraska. It’s been a long time coming, but soon we will have regular on-field updates about the team which is a welcome sight. As we move towards spring ball things are starting to heat up for Nebraska on the recruiting trail.
Let’s get to the Recon.
Ernest Hausmann, Outside Linebacker, Columbus, Nebraska
>> For the last couple weeks, I’ve been noticing more prospects announcing that they are setting up official visits. It was only a matter of time before the chatter began on if the Huskers were able to successfully set up visits. We saw an announcement of the first one I am aware of on Thursday when Indiana pass rusher Popeye Williams announced he’s heading to Lincoln in June.
— Popeye Williams (@Popeye2022) March 25, 2021
Williams might be the first but he won’t be the last that we hear about prospects making their way to Lincoln in June. Schools are operating under the assumption that the dead period will be lifted at the start of the month.
>> On the subject of visits, Massachusetts linebacker Tyler Martin is scheduled to take a self-guided visit to Lincoln soon. Martin (6-3, 238) is a former Michigan commit. He opened his process back up once the former Michigan defensive coordinator left. The Huskers have long liked him and been in contact for over two years. He’s an intriguing linebacker target. He would fit nicely at inside linebacker in the Big Ten.
>> Another Massachusetts target, offensive lineman Sullivan Weidman, announced that he will have a top group coming Friday. He just did a self-guided tour to Lincoln and early word is that he enjoyed it quite a bit. It would be surprising to see the Huskers miss the cut here. Standing at 6-foot-6, 300 pounds, he fits the bill for what offensive line coach Greg Austin is looking for in his group.
>> Now that the Huskers are finished with winter conditioning I wanted to pass on a note on a player that had a great winter. I’m hearing that linebacker Nick Henrich had a terrific few months. He’s continued working hard to build on what he learned last year when he got to play in seven games. Remember that he started that season finale against Rutgers leading the team with 12 tackles. Henrich wants to get better and is working hard to be a mainstay at one of the linebacker spots.
>> Earlier this week Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos announced 50% capacity for the spring game. The hope will be if things keep progressing that it can get bumped to 75%. At either capacity, look for the Huskers to try and find a way to get recruits to that event. Lots of programs are finding creative ways to sidestep the NCAA’s current rules to get recruits on campus. As of now the Huskers are putting together a creative way to get prospects at Memorial Stadium to check out the action.
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.