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.
Friday Night Lights returned last Friday at Memorial Stadium. Priority outside linebacker target Blaise Gunnerson stole the show at the event, showing off an array of pass-rush moves and a high motor, while spending time with the staff and players.
On Saturday, Nebraska also held its first Adidas OL/DL Pipeline Camp inside Memorial Stadium and Hawks Championship Center. The inaugural event, which Nebraska hopes to make a mainstay on the recruiting calendar, was a success for the Huskers that will have an effect for years to come.
Here is a roundup of the social media activity from the weekend.
>> One of the more intriguing players at FNL was outside linebacker Hayden Hatcher who ripped off a reported 4.47 40-yard dash at the camp. He also picked up an offer from Kansas this weekend.
Had a great time in Lincoln today! Can’t wait to go out and compete tomorrow at the pipeline camp🔴⚪️ #blackshirt☠️ pic.twitter.com/FUt4WdMBfx
— Hayden Hatcher (@hhatcher17) June 15, 2019
>> Tip Reiman, a 2020 OLB/rush end from South Dakota, had a productive camp experience as well.
>> Kearney High athlete Miko Maessner was back at FNL and set a personal best in the vertical jump.
Had a great time at UNL FNL! Thank you @CoachAshby2 @CoachRHeld @coachwilhite for the work! Got a personal best vertical jump at 42.5”! #GoSkers 🌽🔴⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/artp5pxXb5
— Miko Maessner (@M1kochu) June 15, 2019
>> Beau Stephens, a 2021 offensive lineman from Missouri, enjoyed his experience at the Pipeline camp and also picked up an offer from Kansas after his performance over the weekend.
I had a great time at the Nebraska Pipeline camp. I received awesome pointers from their outstanding coaches and I would love to come back again next year. pic.twitter.com/7ZvEWst0Gy
— Beau Stephens (@BeauStephens70) June 15, 2019
>> Defensive line coach Tony Tuioti appreciated former Blackshirt Adam Carriker coming out to support the program.
First Annual National Pipeline Camp in the books‼️ Appreciate @AdamCarriker94 for coming out to share some wisdom with the young bulls who competed today 🤙🏽☠️☠️#GBR #Blackshirts pic.twitter.com/cjhI88QxF0
— Tony Tuioti (@CoachTuioti92) June 15, 2019
>> Head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval got together with the Pipeline to show what Nebraska is all about.
Want to know what NEBRASKA Strong and Loyal Looks Like? Want to Know what (I Bleed Nebraska) looks like? Look No Further. Thee Pipeline! All Back to Support and Help Restore the Order. #Pipeline #PipeHitters #CornHuskers #WarDaddyUp @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/4KiIkhErCv
— Zachary Duval (@zduval1) June 15, 2019
>> Elkhorn South 2021 lineman Isaac Zatechka was out there competing at the Pipeline Camp.
I had a great time competing and getting better at the Nebraska Pipeline Camp! Thanks Coach @GregAustin2717 and Coach @coach_frost for an amazing camp. pic.twitter.com/1CQf8SuI4z
— Isaac Zatechka (@isaacjzat) June 15, 2019
>> Freshman walk-on kicker Dylan Jorgensen posted a very nice message for his dad on Father’s Day.
Can’t even begin to explain the amount of appreciation I have for my father. Thank you for everything you’ve done and continue to do in my life. Can’t wait to make you proud on the football field and show the world who the Jorgensen’s are. pic.twitter.com/cD8ESciYQR
— Dylan Jorgensen (@dylanjorgens3n) June 16, 2019
>> Huskers defensive end target Kevon Billingsley committed to Missouri over the weekend.
#Mizzou 🐅 pic.twitter.com/Bs7QfYlYHd
— Kevon Billingsley (@nolimitkevooo) June 14, 2019
>> Big-time 2021 St. Louis defensive tackle target Gabriel Rubio committed to Notre Dame on Saturday.
God. Country. Notre Dame. #COMMITTED #GoIrish ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️@CoachBrianKelly @CoachMikeElston @Coach_Lea pic.twitter.com/UxcP88UQOM
— Gabriel Rubio (@GabeRubio68) June 15, 2019
>> Get an early look at what you’ll find in the Hail Varsity 2019 Husker football yearbook.
>> I gave 5 thoughts on Nebraska’s first-ever OL/DL Pipeline Camp.
>> Derek Peterson has some big changes in mind with his proposal to shake up the College Football Playoff.
>> Derek also has sights and sounds from the Pipeline Camp and FNL.
>> Check out the gallery from the Pipeline Camp and FNL, too.
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.