The contact period is back, which means we can start tracking where coach Scott Frost and his staff are traveling to see which prospects they are visiting. Who should receive some of the first visits?
Let’s take a look a some of the stops that would really benefit the Huskers.
All Week 1 Official Visitors
Nebraska is scheduled to host four official visitors this weekend. They will start arriving in Lincoln for their visits Friday afternoon. It will be a good gauge of how the official visits went if you see offensive coordinator Troy Walters head to see wide receiver Charles Njoku next week. Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher could swing through Spanish Fort, Alabama, to touch base with defensive back DJ James. Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander could go see pass rusher Soni Fonua, while outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt visits outside linebacker Steven Parker. Showing a little extra love after the visitors come to town wouldn’t hurt and could be used as a tool to take the momentum away from another school who will get an official visit from the prospect.
Priority 2020 Targets
While these guys don’t necessarily need visits in the first day of the contact period, on Friday, it would convey a strong message if some did get very early visits. Offensive lineman Turner Corcoran, Carson Lee and Reece Atteberry should get visits during the contact period. Wide receivers Joshua Downs, Xavier Watts and Brenden Rice could also see Husker polos in their school hallways. Defenders Nash Hutmacher, Phillip Webb and Kelee Ringo would also be in the mix to see Husker coaches.
There are a lot of prospects to see for the class of 2020 as Nebraska builds toward its Junior Day event on Feb. 2.
Keep an Eye on Arizona
As of now, Nebraska has all the momentum with 4-star defensive back Noa Pola-Gates. He would fit perfectly into the defensive back room that Travis Fisher is trying to build as evidenced by his play in the All-American Game last week. He will make his public announcement Jan. 19 at the Polynesian Bowl, but we will also see which schools are through his home over the next week. Nebraska will be in the area anyway because the Huskers are still actively recruiting his cousin, defensive tackle Matthew Pola-Mao and Arizona is loaded with 2020 talent.
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.