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Nebraska Recruiting: Camps, Offers and Upcoming Visits Fill Huskers’ Upcoming Plate

June 08, 2023

The Nebraska coaching staff wrapped its satellite stint in Texas earlier this week. Coaches continued their push into the Lone Star State to build connections and a pipeline to Nebraska.

Meanwhile, back in The Good Life, Nebraskans are raising their recruiting profiles at various camps and passing leagues. The recent Lindenwood Mega Camp yielded attention, giving some in-state momentum going into more Nebraska camps and other mega camps later in the month.

Bellevue West receivers Dae’vonn Hall and Isaiah McMorris participated in a passing league scrimmage against Millard South yesterday. Both were scheduled to take official visits to Nebraska later in the month but one has recoiled. Hall recently visited Tennessee and awaits an offer from them to add to his portfolio. He’s basically off Nebraska’s recruiting radar by amicable and mutual decision. McMorris is still interested in Nebraska. He’s hoping to schedule a visit with USC as he considers the Trojans and Penn State in addition to the Huskers. Nebraska commit Daniel Kaelin threw to both.

Millard South’s Nolan Feller showed out in that game for the Patriots. He’s a sprinter and jumper in track who runs a 11.3 in the 100 and 4.47 40. He’s an all-purpose running back who also showed his ability in the secondary.

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Nebraska offered a few new scholarships following its two Texas satellite camps earlier in the week. Braylen Prude, a 2024 safety from Shadow Creek in Pearland, received an offer. At 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, his size and mobility drew coaches’ attentions for his first Power 5 offer. Romel Stevens, a 2025 receiver from Willis, received an offer after his camp performance. He recently measured 6-foot-6, 180 pounds. The Huskers are also now fully in the race for 2024 safety Malik Esquerra from Killeen Shoemaker. He runs a 14.37 in the 110 hurdles and comes with a recommendation from Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire. Esquerra, who originally received an offer from Nebraska in May, is scheduled for an official visit in the middle of next week. VanKeith Brown, a 2024 receiver/tight end from Katy Jordan, earned an offer. He was recently offered by SMU, Cal and UTSA.

Greg Powers, who covers recruiting among Texas high school football, said Nebraska may be a “game-changing offer” for Brown (6-foot-6, 190).

“He looks like one of those guys that is going to be a red-zone monster,” he said. “I think that they’re going to prioritize the tight end or the flex wide receiver position within (Nebraska’s) offense. They did it really well at Baylor when this coaching staff was there.”

The Huskers also offered 2026 quarterback Landon Duckworth from Jackson, Alabama. He’s recently gained offers from Texas A&M, TCU and Arkansas. Darius Afalava, a 3-star 2025 offensive lineman from Lehi Skyridge in Utah, picked up an offer from Nebraska earlier this week. He’s also recently accrued offers from Baylor, Oregon, LSU and BYU. Joshua Moses, a 2025 offensive lineman from Spring Legacy in Texas, also announced an offer on Wednesday. TCU and SMU are among his recent suitors.

Nebraska coaches teased a commitment earlier in the week. First a tweet from defensive line coach Terrance Knighton, followed by one from director of player personnel – high schools Omar Hales. Hales’ tweet made reference to a homegrown Husker in the 2025 class. Looks like the Huskers gained another pillar in a future class.

Speaking of 2025 class, the Huskers are hosting Pennsylvania quarterback Stone Saunders and Nebraska legacy defensive lineman Jack Limbaugh this weekend. They’ve both confirmed their upcoming visits, potentially as part of Saturday’s camp.

Quick note, Cross County standout Tanner Hollinger picked up an offer from South Florida recently. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound 2024 tight end holds several FCS and Division II offers. USF gives him a viable Group of 5 offer. Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa State and multiple other Power 5 schools are interested but have not offered him yet.


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