Recruiting Roundup: Huskers May Be Gaining Ground with Key DBs
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Greg’s Guys: July 2017

July 14, 2017

The Greg’s Guys list is a rotating list that takes a few factors into account. It wouldn’t be fun if I just listed the top 10 players in the nation so I compile the list based on Nebraska’s needs, how a player fits in the scheme and talent. The player also needs to be interested in the Huskers.

Keep in mind that this is the top 10 uncommitted high school prospects. This staff hasn’t shown much desire for recruiting junior college players yet, so you will rarely see them listed here. Prospects will move up and down the list or even off the list completely if they commit, decommit or show new interest in Nebraska.

The list is always fluid and that’s what makes it fun!

1. DE/OLB Micah Parsons (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)

The 5-star from Pennsylvania was the headliner from the June 23 Friday Night Lights camp and for good reason. You can look at him and tell, “there’s the 5-star.” His performance didn’t disappoint either as he routinely blew by 4-star defensive backs while running routes during drills. His athleticism and desire to be great make him a true program changer at the outside linebacker spot. Nebraska would love to have him.

2. ATH Talanoa Hufanga (Corvallis, Oregon)

Impressive athlete out of Oregon. He has the ability to bulk up and be an athletic linebacker or stay at safety and be an impact player in college. Hufanga had an impressive showing at The Opening.

3. DB Houston Griffith (Brandenton, Florida)

The son of BTN analyst Howard Griffith is a 4-star prospect who doesn’t simply look the part but also plays with great technique for a young player. He was at the June 23 Friday Night Lights camp, but did not participate in one-on-ones as the coaches told him they didn’t need him to. He projects as a safety in college.

4. DB Christian Tutt (Thompson, Georgia)

A relative newcomer to the scene for Husker fans, Tutt made big news when he delayed a decision that was initially between Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and Ohio State when the Huskers entered the picture. The 4-star defender held his own at Friday Night Lights and is close with Brendan Radley-Hiles and Houston Griffith.
5. DL Daniel Carson (Independence, Missouri)

Carson represents Nebraska’s best chance at adding another player from the coveted 500-mile radius. He is the ideal size (6-5, 260) for a defensive end in Bob Diaco’s 3-4. Carson may be a bit under the radar as a 3-star prospect, but his impressive offer list includes Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State and Oklahoma among others.
6. CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart (San Diego, California)

It’s easy to see why Taylor-Stuart is one of the most coveted cornerbacks in the nation. He has impressive size (6-2, 185) and won the fastest-man competition at The Opening after blazing a 4.32 40-yard dash.

7. DL Ronnie Perkins (St. Louis, Missouri)
Nebraska made the top 12 for the talented defensive lineman out of Missouri back in May. His recruitment has been pretty quiet but the sense is that he will take all of his official visits and decide in February. He is certainly worth the wait.

8. WR Isaah Crocker (Sacramento, California)

The 4-star wide receiver from California is one of my favorite pass catchers in this class. He is a smooth route runner for his age and the sky would be the limit if he gets coached by Keith Williams.

9. OT Cade Beresford (Woodinville, Washington)

The former quarterback seems to fit the mold of where the tackle position is heading in college. Beresford has the frame (6-7, 250) to add bulk and the athleticism to handle speed rushers. The Huskers were in early, getting Cade to their Friday Night Lights camp on June 16.

10. WR Tommy Bush (Schertz, Texas)

Bush is one of the most intriguing prospects the Huskers have on their 2018 board. He has great size (6-5, 187) but is extremely raw but naturally talented. The coaching of Keith Williams could really take his game to the next level. You can see from his film that he has the physical tools that are just waiting to be refined.

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