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Greg’s Guys: Big Shakeup Kicks Off Busy June for Huskers

June 01, 2021

The June edition of Greg’s Guys is here!

This is the first list of what is sure to be a fun-filled recruiting summer. This will see the end of the NCAA-mandated dead period. Official visits, camps and private workouts will be occurring in full force over the next month.

There is quite a bit of shakeup from the last list. The biggest note is that fast-riser Jaren Kanak is no longer on the list after canceling his official visit to Nebraska that was set for the first weekend in June. But only three of the players from last month remain on the list.

If you aren’t familiar with the Greg’s Guys list, it’s my top 10 players in the class based on Nebraska’s needs, how a player fits in the scheme and talent. The list is always fluid and that’s what makes it fun.

1) QB Richard Torres (San Antonio, Texas)
Last Rank: Unranked

The Texas signal-caller is making his debut on the Greg’s Guys list. Standing at 6-foot-6 and 210 pounds, he’s more of a polished passer than runner. Torres has burst onto the recruiting scene lately and could see a similar ride to Peter Costelli last cycle.

Torres will be in Lincoln the weekend of June 4. The next weekend he visits Kansas State. The Huskers have a great opportunity with hosting him first. He’s the only known quarterback official visit for June at this time.

2) QB MJ Morris (Atlanta, Georgia)

Last Rank: 1

Morris lost his top spot on the list but that decision was a tough one. It has nothing to do with Morris’ talent, which he has plenty of. It’s more to do with his recruitment taking some twists and turns. The Georgia signal-caller still doesn’t have an official visit set to any school. Florida State took a second quarterback so that eliminated the Seminoles from contention. Georgia Tech and NC State are still factoring in his recruitment too. June will tell us a lot about where Morris and Nebraska stand.

3) RB Justin Williams (Dallas, Georgia)
Last Rank: Unranked

The Georgia running back is one of the few at the position that we know the Huskers are recruiting heavily. Williams has good size (6-0, 200) that should allow him to see the field early for the Huskers should they need him. Williams has long had an official visit on the books for the first weekend in June. Nebraska will get a chance to make a big first impression in person.

4) DL Jalen Marshall (Overland Park, Kansas)
Last Rank: 6

There haven’t been a lot of defensive linemen linked with the Huskers this cycle. That’s in part because of the depth on the roster. The other factor is it feels like the team is taking its time settling the defensive line board. Still, Kansas City area lineman Jalen Marshall has been a long-time target of the program. He’s set to visit the Huskers on June 4. That comes on the heels of him visiting for the Red-White Spring Game.

5) WR Landon Samson (Southlake, Texas)
Last Rank: Unranked

Receiver recruiting will be interesting to track this cycle. The Texas wideout has emerged as a top target for the Huskers. Samson comes from Texas powerhouse Southlake Carroll. He gets good coaching which makes him a polished receiver. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he has the ability to line up outside and in the slot. That type of versatility is valuable.

Samson will take an official visit to Nebraska on June 4.

6) James Monds III (Fort Pierce, Florida)
Last Rank: 3

Things have remained steady between the Huskers and Monds III. The legacy recruit has consistently felt the love from Nebraska and he remains interested in the program. It looks like the battle for his signature will be among Big Ten schools. He has official visits set to Indiana, Nebraska and Wisconsin in consecutive weekends in June. The Huskers get their shot on June 18. Monds is a good, tough cornerback prospect that would fit well with any of his Big Ten choices.

7) WR Grant Page (Boulder, Colorado)
Last Rank: Unranked

Page is another player making his debut on the list this month. The Colorado native (6-3, 185) visited Lincoln for the spring game and came away impressed. He liked what he saw enough to set an official visit for June 11. He does have an official set to Kansas State for the first weekend in June. The Huskers won’t get the first visit from him but will get their shot early.

8) DL Nico Davillier (Maumelle, Arkansas)
Last Rank: Unranked

The Huskers have had good luck pulling a handful of defensive linemen out of the South. Davillier (6-4, 275) could be the next one. The Huskers don’t recruit Arkansas often but the lineman from Maumelle High School has the program’s attention. The interest goes both ways too. Davillier will visit Lincoln the first official weekend giving Nebraska a huge change to make an impression before he can take other visits.

9) LB Tyler Martin (Acton, Massachusetts)
Last Rank: Unranked

The Huskers are in a good spot at inside linebacker. The team already has one player at the position committed. Since there is likely room for just one more in the class, Martin makes sense. The former Michigan commit took a self-guided tour to Lincoln a couple months back. He now has an official visit set to check out Nebraska on June 11. He does have some position flexibility though to play outside which could make him even more valuable to the class.

10) TE Austin Terry (Tumwater, Washington)
Last Rank: Unranked

The tight end talent explosion isn’t just happening locally in the Midwest. It is happening all over the country and there seem to be so many 6-foot-5 and up quality tight ends. Terry (6-5, 230) fits the mold out of Washington. He plays in a run-based Wing-T offense. But he has shown flashes of his receiving potential to go along with being a good blocker. He’s scheduled to visit Lincoln on June 19.

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