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.
When Louisville fired Bobby Petrino, it marked the official start of the college football coaching carousel. Nebraska is obviously not in the market for a coach but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to keep an eye on who is let go and who fills the vacancies that pop up.
Of course, the reason you need to keep an eye out for Nebraska is because of recruiting.
Let’s start with the Louisville situation. I’ve written this before but Nebraska and Louisville cross paths on the recruiting trail quite a bit. The big reason for that is the fact that the Cardinals traditionally do a pretty good job of recruiting underrated kids from Florida that may be overlooked or slow-played by Miami, Florida or Florida State. The turmoil at Louisville may cause some of those targets and commits to give Nebraska a second look. However, that may be a temporary problem for Louisville because of the next situation Nebraska fans will be watching.
Purdue’s coach Jeff Brohm is the top name currently linked with the Louisville job. There are actually a lot of similarities between his situation and the one Scott Frost found himself in last cycle when deciding if he should go home or not. Brohm didn’t exactly help himself on Monday when he didn’t give the most convincing answer about the speculation surrounding his name being at the top of Louisville’s wish list. If Brohm takes that job, it’s a long-term positive for Nebraska on the field.
The final school (for now) to keep an eye on is Colorado. Speculation is rampant that the Buffaloes will move on from Mike MacIntyre after the season is over. The Huskers have made a lot of strides recruiting Colorado with two commits in the 2019 class, one in the 2018 class and heavy interest in some of the state’s top players in the 2020 class. Also, there are two or three Colorado commits that Nebraska would be smart to reach out to should a change be made.
Buckle up everyone, flight tracker season is back.
>> Huskers offensive line commit Desmond Bland from Arizona Western Community College picked up an offer from Florida State yesterday. We will see where this goes but I like the Huskers’ chances in a Frost versus Willie Taggart offensive battle.
Blessed to receive an offer from Florida State University #GoNoles 🍢🍢 pic.twitter.com/TwveOiQhs8
— That Boy (@Desmond_Bland) November 15, 2018
>> Priority 2020 offensive line target Turner Corcoran released his junior highlights. The 4-star will be making his fifth trip to Lincoln this weekend since Frost took over the program.
>> One of Nebraska’s official visitors this weekend, 4-star DE OLB Lloyd Summerall, released his highlight tape. The hybrid defender would be a huge get for the 2019 class.
>> The story of Dicaprio Bootle, Chris Jones and the ‘Twitter war’ for interceptions is a must-read.
>> Jacob Padilla took a closer look at Nebraska basketball’s hot start.
>> Scott Frost says Nebraska is a dangerous football team now thanks to the seniors.
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.