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.
On Saturday, 3-star (HV Rating: 85.8) running back Marvin Scott III committed to Nebraska. The Spruce Creek (Florida) High School standout picked the Huskers over Georgia Tech, Florida State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Michigan. Scott III will make a formidable one-two punch with Sevion Morrison.
After the excitement died down a bit from his commitment, Hail Varsity caught up with Scott III. What led him to choosing Nebraska from more than 20 scholarship offers?
“The coaching staff was the biggest reason,” he explained. “They have done amazing things for the players and fans. I see the program going up and myself thriving in a great place like Nebraska.”
Tight ends coach Sean Beckton played a big role in landing the talented running back. Beckton has become a quiet force in recruiting for the Huskers, especially in the South. Scott III said it is easy to relate to Beckton because they are from the same area. He understands where the Floridian is coming from and the struggles he may go through.
Running backs coach Ryan Held has also told Scott III that he would be a great fit in the Huskers high-powered offense. Held expressed that the Huskers are looking to add more speed in the mix. Standing at 5-foot-9 and 205 pounds, Scott III already has a good frame. He told Hail Varsity that he’s looking to add more muscle mass but his size lets him run between the tackles. He also has speed to break away from the secondary so he wouldn’t consider himself a speed or a power back.
As for trying to add that muscle mass, Scott III is a state powerlifting champ. He currently benches 415 pounds and his max clean is 330. Scott thought head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval’s presentation was great.
The Huskers’ latest commit was blown away by the fan support and reaction to his commitment. He got so many congratulatory messages that he didn’t even see the messages from his future teammates and coaches. He made sure to get back to the guys in his recruiting class because he does talk to the other players in the class.
The talented running back had his season opening game Friday. In that 63-8 victory, he ran for 174 yards and four touchdowns all in the first half. Scott III celebrated becoming a Husker by going out to eat with family and friends.
>> New Husker running back commit Sevion Morrison got some words of encouragement from Spencer Tillman. Morrison is trying to break his rushing record.
Stay focused. The greatest threat to future achievement is your last greatest accomplishment! You’ll shatter the record. Go higher. Be your best self and elevate others along the way! https://t.co/pDzjlIqjpW
— Spencer Tillman (@SpenceTillman) August 23, 2019
>> Husker wide receiver target Brenden Rice made some explosive plays in his season debut.
— Brady (@Focuzed7) August 24, 2019
>> Nebraska quarterback commit Logan Smother dazzled in his debut with 304 total yards and four touchdowns. Here are the highlights from his first game.
>> In other Big Ten news, Wisconsin has named its starting quarterback. It’s former Mike Riley quarterback recruit Jack Coan.
#Badgers two deep is out: Jack Coan starting at QB. Graham Mertz and Chase Wolf both listed on second team. Paul Chryst went with experience. No surprise there.
— Tom Oates (@TomOatesWSJ) August 25, 2019
>> For the first time you can read Derek Peterson’s Yearbook story on ‘the choice to change.’
>> You can also read Erin Sorensen’s story from spending a day in the life of Adrian Martinez.
>> The Nebraska football announced the four captains for 2019.
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.