Nebraska has canceled the Junior Day event planned for March 14 due to growing concerns over the Coronavirus. Hail Varsity confirmed the news with multiple recruits expected to attend the event. The news was first confirmed by 247Sports.
The Huskers were hoping to put on a big event Saturday. Several prospects with scholarship offers were expected to attend. That includes Iowa inside linebacker Seth Malcom, Wisconsin offensive lineman Marcus Mbow and Kansas City wide receiver Jaylin Noel. Husker 2021 commits Teddy Prochazka, Henry Lutovsky and Randolph Kpai were all expected as well to help peer recruit.
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— Quinton Conley (@quinton_conley) March 10, 2020
Other schools in the Big Ten Conference have also made the move to suspend recruiting activities until a later time. Michigan announced early on Wednesday that it would not host recruits or have coaches on the road until Apr. 21. Ohio State announced the same and that they would be canceling its spring game.
It is unknown now when Nebraska will resume recruiting activities. The fate of the Red-White Spring Game is still be monitored at this time with the situation being fluid.
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.