James Monds III visits the huskers and speaks with husker reps
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Nebraska Legacy James Monds III Commits to Indiana

July 04, 2021

One of the Huskers’ top defensive targets for the 2022 cycle has come off the board.

Florida defensive back James Monds III has been a priority target for the Huskers all cycle. Monds elected to play in the Big Ten, but not at Nebraska. The defender committed to Indiana on July 4.

Monds took an official visit to Nebraska the weekend of June 18. Following that trip, he was very positive about the weekend. He even left Lincoln with the Huskers as the leader in his recruitment.

“Nebraska is definitely at the top of my recruitment right now with Indiana and a couple of other schools,” Monds said. “They are definitely at the top.”

After that visit weekend to check out the Huskers, Monds went to another Big Ten school. Wisconsin got an official visit from him before he ultimately decided on joining coach Tom Allen’s program.

The loss of Monds stings more because his uncle, Wonder, played defensive back for the Huskers in the 1970s. This is the second time Allen and Nebraska coach Scott Frost have gone head to head on a cornerback prospect. Remember back to the 2019 recruiting class––Florida defensive back Taiwan Mullen was an official visitor that cycle. He was in town for Nebraska’s first scheduled game of the Frost Era. It appeared Mullen would be a Husker, but picked the Hoosiers. He’s now an All-Big Ten caliber player.

The search will continue for Nebraska at defensive back for the 2022 class. It’s likely the team will take a pair of additions to defensive backs coach Travis Fisher’s room. The Huskers also hosted Markeith Williams, Avery Powell, Nathan Vail and Jaden Mangham in June. None of the four are currently committed.

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