As I wrote about in Sunday’s recruiting notebook, the Huskers were busy making offers over the weekend. Each of the new offers are already established prospects on the scene. The Huskers are trying to get their foot in the door with them. Schools are busy jockeying for position for visits when they eventually open back up.
One of the players that Nebraska offered recently was Ohio offensive tackle Carter Smith. The Olentangy Liberty standout (6-6, 290) did a virtual visit with the Huskers on Sunday. That’s when he received a scholarship offer from the program.
— Carter Smith (@CarterS6540) February 28, 2021
“I’ve been in contact with Nebraska for some time now,” Smith said. “I never really went in depth about their program, until today. That’s when I got more input on the campus and program. Then, they extended the offer my way.”
Smith was happy to get the chance to know more about the Husker program over the weekend. Thinking back on his time learning more, there were definitely things that stood out to the lineman.
“It stood out to me how much they put into their players, along with the fanbase,” Smith said. “Both of those combined is great for recruiting and catches my attention.”
Smith started at right tackle for his high school this past season. He will make the switch to left tackle for his senior season. Right now, his offer list has 18 schools on it. There are several Big Ten schools on the list. Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern and Purdue have all offered him. He has spoken with the home state school Ohio State. While the Buckeyes are keeping lines of communication open, they have yet to offer him.
His recruitment does seem to have a midwestern feel to it. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Smith wind up somewhere in the Big Ten. When he does make that decision there is a big factor that will guide his decision.
“The most important part of my recruiting process is the people,” Smith said. “Not just my relationship with the coaches but the players and other staff at the school. Next is education. I’m going to need a plan if football doesn’t work out.”
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.