The start of the Scott Frost Era is upon us. Again.
With that, Nebraska will host some important visitors on Saturday and the atmosphere in Memorial Stadium is expected to be electric for what is now the season opener against Colorado. Nebraska currently has 16 verbal commitments. I expect them to add at least 10 more during the season.
Let’s breakdown where each prospect visiting is in their recruitment.
2019 Commit OVs
3-star OL Michael Lynn
4-star LB Nick Henrich
4-star QB Luke McCaffrey
3-star LB Jackson Hannah
2019 Commit Unofficial
3-star OL Matthew Anderson
3-star ATH Garrett Snodgrass
3-star WR Jamie Nance
3-star DE Mosai Newsom
3-star OLB Garrett Nelson
3-star DL Ethan Piper
2019 Uncommitted OVs
4-star WR Marcus Washington
Things appear to be heating up between Nebraska and the 4-star (HV Rating: 94.8) wide receiver from St. Louis. Washington may be the biggest Nebraska target that decided to slow down and look around after the situation at Ohio State with coach Urban Meyer. He appeared set to commit to the Buckeyes before those events came to light. Nebraska now finds itself in a prime position to make a huge impression on the pass-catcher this weekend.
4-star TE Chris Hickman
Hickman is the lone player in the state of Nebraska's top 5 that is uncommitted to the Huskers. If all goes well on this visit, Nebraska has the potential to end his recruitment in short order. At this point, it’s being left open as to what position he will play in college but I’d count on him starting in Sean Beckton’s tight end room should he join the class.
3-star CB Javin Wright
The Hamilton High School standout will be making his first trip to Lincoln despite being a legacy recruit. His father Toby Wright was a Blackshirt in the '90s, so the pull may be strong to follow in his father’s footsteps. Pac-12 schools want Wright but Nebraska also has an opportunity to solidify itself as his clear leader for his commitment.
3-star DB Jamel Starks
Starks is a versatile athlete that says his best attributes are coverage skills and tackling. He also describes himself as coachable, which all sounds like the perfect prospect for defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. Starks has ties to Nebraska and had this to say about his visit last month.
“I’m looking forward to seeing my family up there,” Starks told Hail Varsity. “I really want to see how the atmosphere is. I’ve heard the atmosphere is big up there. I’m really just trying to see if that’s my home. I want to observe to see if that’s my home and have a good time.”
Other 2019 Unofficial Visitors
OL/DL Riley Moses (Filmore Central)
OL/DL Noah Stafursky (York)
OL Cole Aniello (Millard West)
Aniello, a 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman, also received a preferred walk-on offer.
DL/OL Jack Hasz (Creighton Prep)
DE Eli Richter (Kearney Catholic)
DE Nick Leader (Lincoln Southwest)
RB Jeremy Hollingsworth (Skyline)
RB Zander Gray (Omaha North)
ATH Luke Reimer (Lincoln Northstar)
Currently committed to South Dakota State.
DE Luke Sims (Creighton Prep)
Cam Kliensmith (Lincoln High)
Punter Grant Detlefsen (Lincoln Southeast walk-on commit)
2020 Unofficial Visitors
OL Drake Heismeyer (Francis Howell)
OL Hayden Paulis (Emporia)
RB Brison Cobbins (Bishop Miege)
WR/CB Ty Hahn (Johnson-Brock)
Issac Gifford (Lincoln Southeast)
Brother of current Husker captain Luke Gifford.
4-star OL Reece Atteberry
4-star WR Zavier Betts
3-star OL Carson Lee
3-star DL Nash Hutmacher
— Nash Hutmacher (@ThePolarBear605) September 5, 2018
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.