The 2020 cycle is in full swing now. Once spring practice starts up soon, you’ll see a number of prospects coming through Lincoln leading up to the Spring Game on April 13. Before we get to that, we’re looking at the names to watch for 2020 on the recruiting trail.
We’ve already looked at the offensive side of the ball. Now it’s the defense’s turn.
Let’s take a look.
The defensive lineman seems to be shooting up a lot of college’s recruiting boards right now. At 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, he has the potential to play either inside or outside on the defensive line. He recently picked up an offer from Alabama. Billingsley will be another heavily recruited player from St. Louis.
DE Blaise Gunnerson
Gunnerson picked up his scholarship offer from Nebraska back in October, the same weekend that he took an unofficial visit to Lincoln. When I talked to him then he told me that the Huskers liked him as an outside linebacker and standing at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, he has the frame to play standing up and with a hand in the dirt.
The linebacker from St Louis has blown up in 2019, picking up offers from Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, LSU, Michigan State, Michigan, Iowa, Texas A&M, Kansas, Western Michigan and Kentucky. He visited Lincoln last season unofficially and Nebraska has quietly done a good job of recruiting the 6-foot-3 and 230 pound linebacker.
LB Brennon Scott
This recruiting cycle will likely see a renewed push by Nebraska into the state of Texas. One place that would make for a good state is Bishop Dunne High School where Brennon Scott plays. Scott is a big hitter who plays well in space. Nebraska would do well to get him on campus this spring to be around Bishop Dunne alums Darrion and Damion Daniels.
DB T Lee
Lee visited Lincoln for the Minnesota game and came off that trip with Nebraska in his top two. In a surprise move, he then committed to Arizona State. However, communication has stayed strong between Lee and the Huskers as he has continued to get a lot of recruiting attention. His commitment to the Sun Devils is classified as “soft” right now.
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.