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 Sunday, Nebraska picked up a commitment from 3-star DE/OLB Jamin Graham. His recruitment with the Huskers moved quickly, especially considering most Husker fans only became aware of him last week when Scott Frost made and in-home visit.
Graham committed during his official visit and has the size and speed to make an impact off the edge for the Huskers. I was able to reach Drew Noles, his coach at Etowah High School in Alabama, on Monday to find out what makes Graham a special prospect.
“Just his tremendous athleticism, that’s his biggest attribute,” Noles said. “His length is really unparalleled. His ability to change direction too. For us, he’s a great pass-rusher but his senior year he really played the run much better.”
Typically, when I speak with a high school coach, I like to get a feel for what a prospect needs to improve on to continue taking their game to the next level. Noles’ answer on that subject was pretty illuminating.
“Well, one thing is Jamin has been a two-sport athlete and sometimes even a three-sport athlete,” Noles said. “He hasn’t had much of an offseason. He’s going to add weight immediately just from getting on Nebraska’s meal plan and that kind of thing. Plus, he’s a strong athlete but he doesn’t have an offseason workout because he is always in season of some kind. I think you’ll see a big development of his body.”
The Nebraska coaching staff does like multi-sport athletes and players that have length. After talking with Noles and knowing that Graham has an 85-inch wingspan, you can see why he was a wanted addition to the 2019 recruiting class.
>> Huskers running back commit Rahmir Johnson was named first-team all-county over the weekend.
— Bergen Catholic FB (@BergenCathFBall) December 2, 2018
>> Nebraska 2019 defensive back target Myles Bell has been a name I’ve mentioned to keep an eye on. He released some game highlights from his senior season.
>> Nebraska offensive tackle commit Matthew Anderson released his highlight tape and it’s pancake season.
>> Priority 2020 offensive tackle target Turner Corcoran made All-State in Kansas.
Congrats to the following Firebird football players for all state honors. 6A All State, Turner Corcoran, Jax Dineen and Keenan Garber. Honorable Mention All State, Lovett Epelle, Jalen Nash and Malik Berry.
— Bob Lisher (@CoachLisher) December 3, 2018
>> Nebraska basketball is ranked in the AP Poll for the first time since 2014.
>> Jacob Padilla reviewed the special teams players returning to Nebraska’s roster.
>> Derek Peterson scored the quarterbacks for Nebraska for the 2018 season.
>> I took a look at Nebraska’s dream finish on defense for the 2019 class. (Premium)
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.