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.
Well, camp season just wrapped up. The Nebraska coaching staff was all over the country for the past several weeks evaluating prospects at camps, their high schools and hosting their own camps. All of that culminated in Nebraska’s own Friday Night Lights camp series and the Big Red BBQ.
Now, the waiting game (of sorts) begins for the Huskers. The dead period began on Monday so colleges are unable to host prospects on their campus. Nebraska hosted a lot of prospects through the spring and summer so far and now there are a number of top targets who have entered the decision-mode time.
Here are the targets that are considering the Huskers who could have decisions before their senior seasons start:
- 4-star DT Nash Hutmacher
- 3-star OLB/DE Blaise Gunnerson
- 3-star WR Xavier Watts
- 4-star LB Cody Simon
- 4-star CB Josh Moten
We know that cornerback Tamon Lynum (Nebraska), offensive lineman Alex Conn (Nebraska) and linebacker Malik Reed (Wisconsin) are all players that visited recently who have made commitments. There will also always be surprises. Would Oklahoma running back Sevion Morrison commit before his senior season? What about Georgia linebacker Choe Bryant-Strother or someone a bit more off the radar?
It figures to be a busy month or so in the lead up to fall camp opening on Friday, Aug. 2. By then, Nebraska could have an even bigger base of their recruiting class verbally committed.
>> Reece Atteberry, a 3-star offensive lineman from Colorado, committed to Michigan over the weekend after an official visit.
This is a dream come true! 100% committed! Thank you @CoachJim4UM, @Thee_Matty_D, @4Warinner, @_b_blanes, Coach Castillo and the rest of the staff🔵〽️ #goblue @SixZeroAcademy pic.twitter.com/t1L37nwAIU
— Reece Atteberry (@atteberry5573) June 24, 2019
>> Will Nixon, a wide receiver from Texas, received a cool edit from the Huskers that he put on Twitter.
Fire edit🔥🔥 @CoachRHeld @CoachWalters1 @coach_frost pic.twitter.com/kxz7CS20WV
— William Nixon (@william_nixonTD) June 25, 2019
>> Roman Wilson, a wide receiver from Hawaii, included the Huskers in his top nine.
TOP 9… pic.twitter.com/UWovvMbdj5
— Roman Wilson🚀 (@Trilllroman) June 24, 2019
>> The Huskers set dates for Fan Day and the start of fall camp.
>> Derek Peterson continued his most intriguing Huskers and coming in at No. 8 is Cam Taylor.
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.