The 2020 cycle is in full swing now. Once spring practice starts up, you’ll see a number of prospects coming through Lincoln leading up to the Spring Game on Apr. 13. Before we get to that, here are some names to watch for 2020 on the offensive side of the football.
WR Jordan Johnson
The rangy wideout from De Smet Jesuit will be one of the most sought-after players in the region. The St. Louis native stands at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds can be physical but also has the elusiveness to separate from defensive backs.
WR Brenden Rice
As Nebraska continues to make waves in Arizona, you will start to hear more about the Chandler, Arizona, native. He has hall-of-fame bloodlines as the son of Jerry Rice, but is determined to make his own path. Brenden has good hands and is becoming a national level recruit.
TE Donavon Johnson
This recruiting cycle, tight end isn’t a huge need so I don’t expect more than one in the class. However, the 6-foot-5, 200-pound athlete is one to watch. The Texan is a good blocker, shows good hands and route running in his tape. Johnson is bit under the radar right now but I expect that to change in a big way.
OL Reece Atteberry
Atteberry holds over 20 scholarship offers including Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ohio State. He is familiar with Nebraska since he came to a game for an unofficial visit last season. The Aurora, Colorado, native would be another significant win in that state should he eventually pick Nebraska.
OL Andrew Gentry
Gentry is one of the elite tackle prospects in the class of 2020. He stands at 6-foot-8, 305-pounds, and is another Colorado player that Nebraska hopes to make noise with. He has good bend and quickness for his size. It will be a battle to land him but it’s worth it.
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.