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.
Each week now, the questions get more and more frequent about how Nebraska’s start is impacting recruiting. Each time I’m asked, I give a variation of a similar answer: I don’t think it’s affecting the current commits so much as it's hurting Nebraska from landing more top-flight talent than they already have.
After Wednesday’s practice, offensive coordinator Troy Walters explained why recruiting is like the stock market right now.
“I ask them if they understand the stock market," Walters said. "When do you want to buy stock? You want to buy stock when it’s down. Right now, we’re down, so to speak. But in a year, two years, we’re going to be all right. We’re going to be at the top, and now’s the time to jump in. Now’s the time to get on board and be part of the reason why Nebraska gets to the top.
"So, it’s a challenge. Young men that want the opportunity to leave a legacy, to be part of something, ‘Man, I was part of a group that helped get Nebraska back to the top.’ To me, that’s special. So we’re selling the future, we’re selling what we did at UCF. We get the right guys in this offense and this defense and this program and we change the culture, we’re going to be fine. It just takes some time.”
I believe that pitch will largely resonate on the trail for the Huskers. Still, showing signs of improvement on the field to show recruits that the staff’s message is taking hold is also important. If Nebraska can finish the back half of this season with some momentum, the class will round up nicely in December and will have a shot to be top 20 in February.
>> York's Brady Danielson is committed to D-II Northern State for basketball but he picked up a preferred walk-on offer from Nebraska last night.
— Bradyd23 (@Bradyd2323) October 17, 2018
>> New 2019 wide receiver target Jalen Cropper has released his midseason highlights film. He shows good hands and short area burst.
>> Nebraska has sent out a new junior college linebacker offer. Dru Mathis out of Moorpark College in California got the offer just this morning. Keep an eye on the site for an interview with him soon.
>> During Week 2 of the season, cornerback target Javin Wright out of Arizona took an official visit to Nebraska. This week the rangy defensive back has an official visit scheduled to UCLA.
— BUDDHA (@javinW33) October 17, 2018
>> I previewed the final week of the regular season in Nebraska high school football as it relates to the Husker commits.
>> No Huddle is back to explain how it’s ‘too many much’ for Nebraska.
>> Jacob Padilla gets inside Greg Austin seeing improvement on the offensive line.
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.