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.
As you build a program in college football, you need to have examples to show recruits that you can develop players. That’s how you get the ball rolling on becoming one of the “Position U” programs. You find success with a player, then replicate it over time.
Coach Scott Frost has a unique opportunity to place another building block. If things go well in the 2021 season. Cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt is an important player for the Huskers’ in the 2021 season. He’s also an important player for Nebraska’s recruiting efforts in ways he probably doesn’t think about.
Taylor-Britt has always been a peer host for prospects coming to Lincoln on visits. He’s been vocal about enjoying that process and takes pride in helping the team secure the right talent. Taylor-Britt is a great ambassador for the program in that way. The Alabama native is a shining example of defensive backs coach Travis Fisher’s development skills. Remember Taylor-Britt did not play the position he currently plays at an All-Big Ten level before arriving at Nebraska.
That’s a feather in the cap of Fisher. Taylor-Britt become one of the team’s best defender. He’s in the conversation along with quarterback Adrian Martinez as the best overall player on the entire team. I don’t think many people projected that when he selected Nebraska over Missouri and Troy.
Now as one of the veterans of his position group, Taylor-Britt is working on the next part of his legacy at Nebraska.
“You have to lead now,” defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said this spring. “If you’re going to be one of the best players on the team, you have to be willing to lead. When your best players are also your best leaders, that’s when things really start happening. So, he’s not afraid to use his voice now. He does it in the right way. He starts with the DB room, which is what he should do and then it kind of spreads to the team.”
Taylor-Britt returned to Nebraska this season feeling that more needed to be done. He felt he could raise his level of play building on a strong 2020 season. There is a lot left for him to accomplish on the field. That includes being a more complete cornerback and being a team leader.
For the larger program the defender is an important player that has been a great ambassador for the team. His success (with more to come) is something Frost and Fisher can sell to recruits as they continue rebuilding the Nebraska football program.
>> Kadyn Proctor, a 2023 offensive line target from Iowa, was offered by Alabama on Monday night.
I’m extremely blessed to talk with Coach Saban and him wanting to take a shot on and Iowa kid. I can announce I Officially have an offer from The University of Alabama. #RollTide pic.twitter.com/LvIxXL46UK
— Kadyn Proctor (KP) (@KadynProctor1) April 26, 2021
>> Former Bellevue West quarterback Nate Glantz was offered by Northern Iowa on Monday.
I am Blessed and thankful to have Received my first Division one Offer From the University of Northern Iowa!💛💜 pic.twitter.com/FUxbHSTuj8
— Nate Glantz (@nglantz18) April 26, 2021
>> Check out the crazy progression for Nebraska priority running back target Justin Williams. He’ll be taking an official visit in early June.
— JUSTIN WILLIAMS AKA J-WILL (@sh4fty) April 25, 2021
>> The Straight Up Breakdown podcast is back this week and I was joined by Hail Varsity editor Mike Babcock. We discussed Husker baseball, the emergence of college athletes finding their voice and more.
>> Jacob Padilla began his positional reviews for volleyball and started with setter.
>> The I-80 Preview podcast is back to look at Nebraska’s spring game as Brandon Vogel is joined by Derek Peterson.
>> Derek Peterson looks at the spring storyline of if we’ll get a cagey or high-flying passing game (Premium) this Saturday from Nebraska.
>> School is in Session for the guys on the Nebraska Preps Postgame show as they are joined by Brian Hoffman of Hoffman’s Hoops Academy.
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.