Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.
I released the first 2020 edition of Greg’s Guys earlier today, which is my top 10 players based on need and interest in Nebraska. Something that became apparent to me while putting the list together was just how many talented prospects there are in the 2020 recruiting cycle.
For example, Xavier Watts, Zavier Betts and Quin Bright all made the list as wide receivers. However other talented pass catchers are out there in this class, like Brendan Rice (Chandler, Arizona), Jordan Johnson (St Louis, Missouri) and Troy Omeire (Sugar Land, Texas). I point out wide receiver specificially because I believe wide receiver will be a big focus in 2020. That doesn’t mean the team will take four, but making sure they land the two or three they really want could be a priority.
With that said, every position seems to be deep like this for 2020.
Something to keep in mind is that while quite a few players are well-known in the class of 2020 already (like Turner Corcoran or Nash Hutmacher), new names will continue to emerge as their interest picks up in Nebraska. There is a lot of talent in the cycle, so I expect the Huskers to cast a wide net when searching for future playmakers.
Quarterback is settled thanks to an early commitment from Logan Smothers, which will also start to pay off as he continues to work as a peer recruiter. Despite sitting at just one commit at this early stage, Nebraska should be able to use the depth of the prospects available to power its way to a top 15 class.
>> It’s another day and another big offer for Omaha Burke standout Xavier Watts. Iowa has thrown its hat into the mix.
Thankful to have received an offer from Iowa🖤💛 pic.twitter.com/4NADW4Oayp
— Xavier Watts (@xavierwatts6) February 19, 2019
>> A future 2021 Greg’s Guy, cornerback Avante Dickerson from Omaha Westside showed his impressive vertical jump.
It’s a good day when you hit 36” in the VJ and 10’3” in broad jump. #recordboard Nice work @_dickerson1 #got1 pic.twitter.com/benKgc2z8Y
— Westside Warrior Football (@WHS_WarriorFB) February 19, 2019
>> Derek Peterson started his players to watch series and kicked things off with some freshmen to keep an eye on.
>> Get yourself ready for Nebraska versus Penn State with this preview from Jacob Padilla.
>> Kyle Kardell prepares you as Nebraska baseball looks to take on the defending champs.
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.