Gunnar Gottula chats with Victor Jones Jr. and Teitum Tuioti on sideline
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Nebraska Recruiting: An Early Look at Trio of Potential 2023 Greg’s Guys

September 07, 2021

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 latest edition of the Greg’s Guys list came out earlier today. It had a lot of changes as six of the ten players that were on the August list committed during the month.

September is typically the time when the recruiting board is pretty big. That is different this season. The Huskers are in a spot where the team will likely only take 13-15 players in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Because of that, I trimmed the Greg’s Guys list down to five players. Nebraska’s class sits at eight players currently. Offensive lineman Valen Erickson flipping to Missouri set the team back. There isn’t a huge pool to pull players from so we are going a different route.

Let’s take a look at three players for the 2023 recruiting class who will have a chance to be on the Greg’s Guys list next cycle.

Outside Linebacker Teitum Tuioti

The Lincoln Southeast standout figures to be a fixture on the sidelines before games this fall for unofficial visits. Tuioti has put on weight between his sophomore and junior season. The even better news is that he’s done that without losing his explosiveness. I saw his team play last weekend and he was disruptive all night. The Huskers would like to lock him in early and have the opportunity to do so with his dad on Nebraska’s staff.

Wide Receiver Rico Flores Jr.

The California wide receiver (6-1, 190) is an early four-star for the 2023 recruiting class. The Folsom High School standout has piled up 24 offers so far. That includes Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Texas and Nebraska. As a sophomore, Flores caught 31 passes for 606 yards and 10 touchdowns on 19.5 yards per catch. Look for the Huskers to make a push to get him on campus this season for an unofficial visit.

Defensive End Asa Newsom

The Waverly, Iowa, prospect picked up several offers this summer after performing well at camps. The Huskers were the first to offer him. South Dakota, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas State soon followed. Newsom has been busy making visits already this season. He went to Illinois for the season-opener against Nebraska. Last weekend he was in Iowa City to check out the Hawkeyes. Newsom projects as either an outside linebacker or a defensive end in Nebraska’s system. He is the younger brother of defensive end Mosai Newsom.

The Huskers continue shifting focus to the 2023 class. Hail Varsity will keep you updated with 2023 prospects to know.

Recruit Watch

>> North Platte linebacker Vince Genatone is have a great start to his season and you can check out his updated Hudl film.

>> Lincoln High 2023 athlete Adonis Hutchinson enjoyed his visit to Nebraska last weekend.


>> As Jacob Padilla writes, the Huskers are ready to experience the real CHI Health Center Omaha experience.

>> A fiery exchange on the sidelines (Premium) led to better execution by the Husker offensive line on Saturday.

>> The ‘well-rounded’ (Premium) Chris Kolarevic is helping the Nebraska linebacker corps.

>> Transfer wideout Samori Touré is making a smooth transition (Premium) to slot receiver at Nebraska.

>> The Nebraska baseball team has scheduled a pair of exhibitions for the upcoming season.

>> We’ve got your practice report recap including Greg Austin on the offensive line, Matt Lubick on the option and more.

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