The Huskers are searching for the first commitment of the 2022 recruiting class. The search for the next group of Huskers is national but the region is strong once again. The team has several offers out in the Kansas City metro which has continued to explode with talent. One of those players in offensive lineman Armand Membou from Lee’s Summit North High School.
— Armand Membou (@armandmembou) February 9, 2021
“I’ve been talking to Sean Dillon, the director of player personnel since October,” Membou said. “We’ve been texting back and forth. Just recently I’ve gotten in contact with Coach [Ryan] Held and Coach [Greg] Austin. So far, I think they’re pretty cool. I like them. I’m just ready to get to know them better and see what Nebraska has to offer.”
Membou (6-4, 275) is excited to get to know the program better. He knows the team has a strong history, especially with offensive lineman. The Missouri native is also learning more about what the school has to offer currently and in the future. He’s been told about the facility renovations which has his interest. He was recently offered by the Huskers during a memorable virtual visit.
“The offer happened two weeks ago on a Monday night and I was doing a virtual visit with Coach Dillon, Coach Held and Coach Austin,” Membou said. “Then at the end of it, it was just me and Coach Austin and that’s when he offered me.
“It felt pretty good. You know it always feels good when somebody offers you and it’s just satisfying just hearing the words if that makes sense.”
Nebraska isn’t the only school recruiting Membou currently. The athletic lineman has picked up offers from Kansas, Missouri, Iowa State, Arkansas, Kansas State and Miami (Ohio). He counts Missouri and Kansas State as the schools after him the hardest right now.
The commitment timeline for Membou is in flux. I spoke with him hours before the NCAA announced that the dead period would be extended to May 31. Even before that announcement he was hoping the best case would be visiting schools this summer. He thinks that would work out well for him since school would be out there. If possible, he’d like to pick a school in August or September.
While sorting through his options he does have an idea of what he is looking for in a future school.
‘I’m really looking for a coaching staff that I like but I want to like the players,” Membou said. “Also, I want to like the town that I’m at and the school in general. The third factor is being able to be able to play early.”
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.