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.
Since it’s the day before Thanksgiving and I am thankful for all of you reading this, I want to give a couple of updates from future recruits to keep an eye on who were in Lincoln for the Michigan State game.
First is 2021 defensive end Travion Ford. The Missouri prospect stands at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds as a sophomore and is already a very skilled pass rusher. He visited Lincoln on Saturday with his family and told Hail Varsity that he thought the visit was great and that he loved the atmosphere. He also left Lincoln with an offer.
Blessed 🙏🏾 and Honored to receive an offer from the University of Nebraska today on my unofficial game day visit. The coaches and fans showed me a lot of love💯 Big win💪🏾 @coach_frost @HuskerFBNation @NEB_Recruiting #GBR #Huskers #Nebraska #Blackshirts pic.twitter.com/MgGcsohkef
— Travion Ford ® (@Tre_Got_Skills) November 17, 2018
“It was a really happy moment when they offered me before the game,” Ford said about the moment he was offered. “I was surprised but it’s an honor to receive an offer.”
Nebraska now joins LSU, Tennessee, and Kentucky as schools that have offered Ford. He plans to make a return trip to Lincoln in the spring.
Second is 2021 offensive lineman Jaeden Roberts. The Kansas prospect stands at 6-foot-6, 320 pounds and came into the weekend visit to Lincoln with offers from Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Roberts told Hail Varsity that he enjoyed the trip.
“I thought the visit was pretty cool,” Robersts said. “It was a really nice experience, going to the game was really fun. The crowd as amazing, just seeing that made me really happy.”
Roberts got a chance to talk to Nebraska’s staff during the visit, which was actually his second trip to Lincoln this season. When asked about what he will eventually be looking for in a school, Roberts had a big factor in mind.
“Just academics,” he said. “Plus, really good coaching that can take me to the next level. I’m hoping I can play pro one day. I’m trying to get that education though, it’s really important to me.”
Keep an eye out for both of these prospects moving forward. These two along with TJ Bollers from Iowa, Teddy Prochazka from Nebraska and Jermaine Hamilton from Missouri were all on hand for the Michigan State game. Nebraska is trying to do some early work with some up and coming prospects in the 2021 class.
>> Recent commit Myles Farmer has been pretty tweeting about the Huskers quite a bit since his commitment. That’s not breaking news but still pretty cool too see. Plus, he shared some more pictures from his official visit.
— $how2x 🏴☠️ (@mylesfarmer2) November 21, 2018
>> I mentioned Jermaine Hamilton earlier as a fast-rising prospect. He picked up some honors for his sophomore season.
Sometimes Hard Work Pays Off And Recently It’s Been Showing , I Have Been Announced :
The Defensive Player Of The Year
1st Team All-League LineBacker pic.twitter.com/6kelvgxEUq
— Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan (@_Jermaine36) November 21, 2018
>> Derek Peterson took a look at Mo Barry being a tackling machine this season.
>> No Huddle is back to look into the question of Iowa being a rival.
>> Matt Jarzynka received a Blackshirt today. What a great honor for the senior walk-on who had a sack in the Bethune-Cookman game.
— Matt Jarzynka (@MJarzynka) November 21, 2018
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.