The Huskers have always said the 500-mile radius holds a lot of weight. The program has put even more emphasis on it since the coaching staff has been revamped. It comes at the perfect time as the talent in the region gets better even cycle. The Huskers have made their way into Kansas a lot in recent months to get to know the prospects in the state better. Special teams coach Bill Busch has taken the lead on that effort.
Once of the players the team saw during the contact period in January was 2024 athlete BJ Canady. The Topeka, Kansas, prospect visited Nebraska this weekend for Junior Day. Nebraska offered him a scholarship on that trip. Coach Scott Frost was who made the offer to him.
— BJ Canady (@bj_canady) March 5, 2022
“My Junior Day was awesome,” Canady said. “I got to meet so many new people. What stood out to me was the new facility that’s in the process of being made.”
Getting to see Nebraska’s practice was helpful for Canady. The Huskers are recruiting him as a defensive athlete so he was watching both the defensive ends and outside linebackers. He focused on outside linebacker Caleb Tannor quite a bit during the trip. The energy at practice and how many players were able to take reps stood out to the athlete.
Nebraska told him that depending on how he develops he could play either position. Canady (6-5, 235) is an intriguing prospect. He started out playing quarterback in high school. He’s since added tight end, defensive end and outside linebacker to the list. He also stars on the basketball court.
— Mitchel Summers (@WIBWMitchel) January 22, 2022
Nebraska is early to the party on the Kansas native. The Huskers were his second Power Five offer after Iowa State offered him recently.
This spring the athlete plans to visit the home state Kansas Jayhawks. Canady does plan on coming back to Nebraska for a game in the fall. He isn’t sure if he will make it for the spring game. He’s got an open invitation from the Huskers to return anytime. As he enjoys the recruiting process he’s got some clear things he’s looking for in a school.
“What I look for in a school is somewhere that will challenge me both academically and athletically,” Canady said. “Somewhere that makes me feel at home.”
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.