Nebraska Recruiting: Casting a Vision and Counting on Husker Fans
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Nebraska Recruiting: Casting a Vision and Counting on Husker Fans

September 23, 2019

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.


Nebraska is set to host a massive recruiting weekend this upcoming weekend. These are the weekends that can set a program up for the current recruiting class and beyond. It’s not often that Coach Scott Frost is asked about the official visitors coming in for the weekend. He got questions about the topic on Monday.

“I think it is a great timing with all the official visitors we have coming in,” Frost said. “They are going to get to see a show. They get to see what Memorial Stadium in Lincoln looks like on a big game day. I think it is good timing. I know the fans are going to turn out. Fans here are always great. They are the best in the country and we need them to be at their very best this Saturday and at GameDay. I expect for as many years as it has been since GameDay has been here, I wouldn’t be surprised to see us set some kind of record for attendance at GameDay. That’s just what you expect out of Nebraska fans.”

Once again, the Huskers best and most unique advantage is expected to be on full display. The fan base is something that Frost knows he can count on. That was a subtle challenge Frost laid down for the fans. Husker fans help make a visit standout for a perspective student-athlete. 

The first player to tweet confirmation of his official visit is ready to see what the hype is about in Lincoln. 

Darion Green-Warren is a 4-star cornerback making his way to Lincoln from California. 

Nebraska will also show recruits its vision for the future of this program. There are recruits that have already visited Lincoln who say that Nebraska is heading in the right direction. They also remark that they feel Nebraska needs a few more pieces to complete the turnaround. The Huskers need recruits and their families to trust them on that. They still may encounter bumps in the road in the form of losses but Nebraska can still gain that trust, especially if the staff has the credibility that high school coaches around the country believe it does.

During their time in Lincoln, we have seen glimpses of the fun product this staff put on the field at their previous location. That type of offense and defense style will continue to attract players. Until consistent success comes recruits have to believe in the vision the staff is casting. 

This weekend we will find out more about how much trust the staff has built on the trail.

Recruit Watch

>> NDSU commit and Omaha Skutt quarterback Tyson Gordon posted his midseason highlights on Hudl. He’s a terrific athlete and NDSU is getting a good player.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8051878/5d880b7a5eec550e9cf206a1

>> Omaha Westside athlete Grant Tagge picked up an offer from Northern Illinois. 

>> Al Harrison is a lineman from Utah who will take an official visit for the Northwestern game. He will be playing in the World Bowl this year. 

>> Kobe Rios, an offensive tackle from Iowa Western, picked up an offer from Maryland. Rios visited Lincoln for the Northern Illinois game but has yet to receive an offer from the Huskers. 

https://twitter.com/KobeRios76/status/1176139006477766656

ICYMI

>> Wan’Dale Robinson earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Monday. 

>> Scott Frost talked about Robinson, College GameDay and more during his Monday availability. 

>> Fred Hoiberg’s Huskers are ready to get started as basketball practice begins

>> We have a location for ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday. 

>> Big Ten play begins this Friday for the Husker volleyball team after a sweep over Wichita State.

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