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Nebraska Recruiting: Coaches Joining Texas Summer Football Camps in Recruiting Hotbeds

May 18, 2023

In addition to the swath of Matt Rhule Football Camps scheduled this summer in Lincoln, Nebraska coaches are scheduled to join two summer camps in Texas. Rhule confirmed the two camps last week after meeting the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Husker coaches have since started promoting both camps.

Nebraska coaches are joining University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for a camp on June 5 and one at Houston Christian University on June 6, which will also feature coaches from Louisiana and UTEP. Both camps are geared towards high school football players in all positions. The Texas ties among Rhule’s staff are well documented. But it’s worth taking a look into the potential recruiting appeal of these two camps among countless other football camps in Texas.

First, Mary Hardin-Baylor is one of the most successful Division III football programs. The Crusaders have won 19 conference championships since 2002 and hold the highest winning percentage across all three divisions of the NCAA at .856. They went 12-2 last season and have not lost more than two games in a season since 2006. Houston Christian, meanwhile, is 21-79 since starting its football program in 2013. Head coach Braxton Harris is a former Mary Hardin-Baylor standout and assistant coach throughout Texas. Beyond the coaches themselves, location matters with these two camps.

C.E. King High hosts the Houston Christian camp. King is in northeastern Houston, among a hotbed of talent. In the 2024 recruiting class, 20 of the top 100 recruits in Texas come from greater Houston. The top cornerback recruit in the 2025 class, Devin Sanchez, goes to North Shore in Houston. The UMHB camp is located in Belton, which is near two top-10 recruits in the 2024 recruiting class. Lake Belton duo Micah Hudson and Selman Bridges both received offers from Nebraska since Rhule took over as head coach. Belton, and nearby Temple, are a short drive from Waco. Nebraska remains in the running for 2024 5-star cornerback Kobe Black from Connelly High in Waco.

Both of those camps are a week before Nebraska’s own hosted camps. The Huskers hope the timing of their camps allows recruits from beyond state lines to attend.

Recruit Watch

This weekend is the Nebraska State Track & Field Championships. Multiple in-state targets and commits are competing at Omaha Burke with chances to impress college coaches. More fallout from that will be in an upcoming recruiting notebook.

Nebraska extended a few scholarship offers recently. Troy Huhn, a 2026 quarterback from Mission Hills in San Marcos, California, gained an offer. He’s already 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, and recently impressed at an Elite 11 regional camp. Arizona, Arizona State and Texas A&M are also in the first four schools to offer him. The Huskers also offered 2027 quarterback Daniel Mielke II from La Verne, California. He’s a 6-foot-3 pro-style quarterback with an early offer from Georgia.

Nasir Johnson, a 4-star 2024 defensive lineman from Dublin, Georiga, received an offer from Nebraska. He’s a top-300 recruit with multiple SEC offers. The Huskers also offered 2025 receiver Emmanuel Choice from Lancaster, Texas. He’s a prospect on the rise with a recent offer from Oklahoma. Nebraska extended an east coast offer to 2025 offensive lineman Jayden Elijah in Matawan, New Jersey. He’s a 6-foot-7, 290-pound multi-sport athlete with some local offers.


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