Spring football is complete for the Huskers. The team worked hard through a physical round of practices that culminated in the Red-White Spring Game. In the back-half of spring ball things picked up on the recruiting trail for the program. Since fans were allowed at the game, it meant that recruits could buy a ticket and attend as well. The team is also hard at work setting up official visits with priority prospects in June.
Before we get to June, what could be on the Huskers’ to-do list? Let’s take a look at a few items to complete.
Exit Meetings with Current Players
These meetings have likely already begun. We know that running backs coach Ryan Held plans to sit down with his players.
“They will all know the game plan. I’m meeting with every one of them,” Held said. “That’s why this summer, what they eat on the weekends, what they eat during the week. All the running when it’s 95 degrees and hot and humid here. They better be out here sweating. Again, it’s Rocky IV this summer.”
One of the key things that also comes from these meetings is post-spring transfers. I wouldn’t expect a high number of guys leaving but it would be abnormal not to have any. This is an important step of roster building so you know exactly where the players on your team stand.
Evaluate Transfer Needs
Nebraska needs to evaluate everyone’s spring and met with the players. Then the coaches can start to see what they’d like to explore in the transfer market. So much discussion was generated this spring about a transfer at backup quarterback. It looks like the team will stand pat with who they have backing up Adrian Martinez. The team is always on the lookout for a pass rusher to add to the program. Would they also take a look at cornerbacks? What about running backs? The unique wrinkle about this year is that in June they’ll be able to work players out for an hour on campus. The Huskers could wait to add anyone until then.
Set Camp Schedule
Nebraska has its slate of camps that the program is hosting in June. It’s highlighted by two Friday Night Light camps and the Adidas Big Man camp. It will be very important for the coaches to work with some 2022 prospects but especially the 2023 group. The team hasn’t announced yet where the coaches will be for satellite camps. There are a lot of moving parts to figuring out that schedule for the Huskers. Nebraska has to consider its own camps. Also, coaches need to be in Lincoln for official visits during June. They’ll definitely get out on the road and work camps. Maybe you’ll see the same set of coaches doing satellite camps this year.
Finish Locking in Official Visits
The Huskers currently have ten official visitors set to come to campus in June. The big visit weekend appears to be the first weekend in June. Seven prospects are scheduled to come to campus that weekend. That includes 4-star running back Justin Williams. That’s also when teammates athlete Jaren Kanak and linebacker Gavin Meyers are scheduled to visit. Could there be more visits lined up? There will be more visits the Huskers try to line up for June.
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.