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.
The recruiting rules have changed for the time being due to the precautions being taken to stop the spread of COVID-19. Nebraska has remained active with recruiting regardless with a number of new offers going out over the last two weeks. The Huskers are adjusting to the new rules though, with contact between coaches and recruits needing to happen over the phone and not in person. This time has allowed the Huskers; coaching and recruiting staff to continue evaluating prospects' film.
Colorado has been a state that the Huskers have tried to get into over the past few recruiting cycles. It seems they have their eyes on Colorado Springs native Beau Freyler.
The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound athlete was thrilled to receive the offer from Nebraska.
“It was an awesome feeling knowing that they believed in my character and film enough to reach out and make an offer,” Freyler told Hail Varsity. “It is a big-time program with a tremendous history so it’s an honor.”
Nebraska is recruiting the two-way star as a defensive player. Freyler racked up 73 total tackles and three interceptions as a junior. Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud is in charge of Colorado recruiting. Freyler has been in frequent contact with him.
“Coach Ruud has been my guy from the beginning,” Freyler said. “He came out to our campus early on and has really fought for me throughout this process. He has been great. Real honest and transparent and easy to communicate with.”
Like so many other prospects around the country, Freyler was affected by the travel restrictions put in place on recruiting. He wasn’t scheduled to attend Nebraska’s Junior Day but he was supposed to check out a Huskers practice on March 19. Once the restrictions ease, he plans on trying to make a visit work in his schedule to check out Nebraska in person.
The Pine Creek High standout has a growing list of offers. His offer list currently includes Iowa State, Kansas State and most of the Ivy League. More schools are becoming aware of him and his recruitment could take off soon. As he evaluates which school is ultimately for him, he has one big thing he is looking for in his future home.
“I want to be part of a winning culture and be able to have an impact on winning games,” he said.
>> The Huskers have a new 2021 offer out in Texas. Defensive end E’maurion Banks received an offer from the team on Monday.
— 🎱 (@DoodaBanks8) March 23, 2020
>> Huskers quarterback target Peter Costelli picked up an offer from Syracuse on Monday.
— Peter Costelli (@CostelliPeter) March 23, 2020
>> The Huskers made the initial cut for Virginia running back Malik Newton.
— Malik Newton (@maliknewton2002) March 21, 2020
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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.