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Nebraska Recruiting: Coming Out of the Dead Period

July 23, 2019

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.

Things are about to heat up again in the world of recruiting. 

The dead period comes to an end this coming Wednesday night at midnight. After that, prospects are allowed to make visits to campus again. There are some schools hosting big events this weekend like Nebraska did for the Big Red BBQ last month. However, it’s business as usual this weekend in Lincoln without a huge event. 

It will be interesting to see if Nebraska utilizes one of its few remaining official visits this weekend or next weekend in an attempt to push for another commit or two before the season starts. I suspect that the Huskers won’t and will opt to bring those uncommitted players in once the season starts. I’d expect to see some unofficial visitors pop up over the next couple of weeks though. 

When a prospect visits Lincoln, they are going to find an honest group of coaches. That has been a winning formula as Scott Frost explained at Big Ten Media Days. 

“We try to recruit honestly, we try to coach honestly, we’re in too competitive a business and life’s too short to represent something you’re not or be phony,” Frost said. “If I was a player, I’d want to hear it exactly how it is.  

“[Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher] Fish definitely does that, Coach Chinander does that, Jovan [Dewitt] does that, Tony [Tuioti] does that, they all do it. Especially in this day and age, kids know when you’re not being real with them. Kids know when you don’t care about them. Having coaches that care about them and are honest with them is never going to be an issue at Nebraska.“

As always, we will keep you up to date on the visitors coming through campus as the dead period ends.

Recruit Watch

>> Nebraska 2021 offensive line target Hayden Connor committed to Texas in a surprise move on Tuesday. 

>> Newly arrived freshman Garrett Snodgrass was seen doing a good deed which got posted to social media on Tuesday.


>> It’s not completely there yet, but the rivalry between Nebraska and Iowa is growing, writes Derek Peterson.

>> Get the Hail Varsity Staff’s practice observations from the open session that Nebraska basketball had on Tuesday. 

>> Nebraska freshman Myles Farmer was found with marijuana in his dorm room on Monday.

>> Erin Sorensen looked into whether or not the Big Ten has a scheduling issue on its hands. 

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