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.
The questions never stop in the recruiting world. No matter what time of year it is, there is always something to talk about so we have been taking reader and listener suggestions on questions. I then answer the questions in a quick video. This week’s question comes from Twitter and hits the topic of quarterback recruiting for the Huskers.
Let's talk QBs: One of the most important prospects per class. How is the trail with c/o 22? Who is #1 on the board, who is the sleeper?
— L. E. D. (@lredeugene) April 5, 2021
Quarterback recruiting is always on the minds of recruiting fans. Since the position is so important, there are always many layers to discuss. The Huskers are usually a little bit more down the road when it comes to the current cycle’s quarterback recruiting than they are right now. Remember that Nebraska has identified quarterbacks early in the process. Quarterback for the 2020 class Logan Smothers committed in July of 2018 which was just a month after the class of 2019 quarterback Luke McCaffrey committed.
Heinrich Haarberg committed last May. We haven’t passed the point of the latest quarterback commitment for the Huskers under coach Scott Frost. The Adrian Martinez commitment is different because that happened during the coaching change transition.
As the Huskers look to lock up a quarterback for the 2022 class, some top targets are committing elsewhere. Recently, Alex Orji committed to Virginia Tech. Last week Kentucky native Gavin Wimsatt committed to Rutgers.
— Gavin Wimsatt (@GavinWimsatt) April 9, 2021
The No. 1 target left on the board for the Huskers right now might be Georgia 4-star quarterback MJ Morris. The Pace Academy signal-caller (6-1, 175) is one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. His offer list reflects that as Florida State, Florida, Auburn are among his top choices from his 30+ scholarship offers. The Huskers hope to get Morris on campus this spring or summer. He was in Tallahassee this weekend taking in Florida State’s spring game.
As a sleeper pick to be the quarterback in the class, I’ll take Texas native Richard Torres. The 3-star quarterback (6-6, 210) is a relative newcomer to the recruiting scene. He holds eight offers currently but could see his stock continue to rise with a solid senior season.
The is a wildcard right now with quarterback recruiting. How will delayed in-person evaluation impact the process? Coaches didn’t get to evaluate in person last season. We could see big swings in quarterback rankings soon. Players hope to hit the camp circuit this summer and then have full high school seasons. That could help unknown players get more exposure.
Nebraska doesn’t have a lot of known prospects at quarterback at this point. We’ll see how things shake out. The summer will be big for the team to make progress towards landing the quarterback for the 2022 class.
>> Check out 2022 offensive lineman Ashton Craig getting some work in out in Indiana.
— Ashton Craig (@AshtonCraig_04) April 12, 2021
>> Arkansas defensive lineman Nicholas Davillier has his official visit set up to Nebraska in June.
— nicholas davillier (@DavillierNico) April 11, 2021
>> Husker priority defensive back target James Monds III picked up a cool honor when he was named first-team All-State.
Blessed To Make First Team All State🙏🏾! pic.twitter.com/8ybv4glD6U
— 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐬 III ✞ (@MondsJames) April 9, 2021
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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.