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.
Sept. 1 changed the game for the 2022 recruiting class. That’s when it became permissible for college coaches to initiate contact with them. That first day or two can really show prospects which schools are seriously interested in them. One 2022 prospect has been feeling the love from Nebraska: Kansas 3-star (HV Rating: 87.0) linebacker Gavin Meyers.
“My relationship with Nebraska is actually great,” Meyers told Hail Varsity. “I talk to them the most out of any school. Coach [Ryan] Held, he always just texts me or tells me to give him a call every week. With this new Sept. 1 thing, I’ve gotten a lot of calls and texts from Nebraska and it’s been nice. I really like Nebraska. They’re on you. They’re good at recruiting.”
The Nebraska coaching staff stands out to Meyers. Especially inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and area recruiter Held. Meyers has a good connection with that pair. Nebraska fans are also playing a factor in his recruitment.
“The fan base is insane,” Meyers said. “Every post of Nebraska just blows up. Just Big Red everything and all my other posts are just down lower. I really want a good fan base when I go to college. I want to get environment and that’s most important along with my connections which are good with Nebraska. I do like them though.”
Meyers’ team, Hays High School, gets its season underway on Friday and will be looking to start off 1-0. Meyers says the team has been working hard during the offseason to improve. His big goal for the team is to win the state title. Personally, he wants to have back-to-back seasons with over 100 tackles.
So far, the junior (6-2, 205) holds a handful of offers. He counts Nebraska and Kansas State as the schools he hears from most often. Recently he’s heard more from Minnesota and Louisville. There’s a way to go with his recruitment but he does have some key criteria he’s looking when checking out schools.
“The facility,” Meyers said. “A cool facility would be nice to be at. Then the team and the culture there. Does the team work well with adversity? I’d say the coaches would mean a lot too and then just how well like the school would take care of me and everything. That’s a big one.”
Meyers will be an intriguing prospect to watch for Nebraska in the 2022 recruiting cycle. Kansas could become an even bigger focus for that cycle. There are several Power 5 levels players in the state with interest in the Huskers.
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— Tyson Ford (636-706-9776) (@T2Cold7) September 3, 2020
>> Nate Kurisky, a 2022 tight end from Virginia, was offered by Nebraska on Wednesday.
— Nate Kurisky (@NateKurisky) September 2, 2020
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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.