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 2020 recruiting class was another top 20 class put together by Coach Scott Frost and his staff. Beginning Dec. 11, the Huskers went on an incredible run to close the class. Nebraska added 10 scholarship players during those handful of days. Impact walk-ons offensive lineman Nouredin Nouili, defensive back Isaac Gifford and wide receiver Ty Hahn also pledged to Nebraska during that stretch. That wild finish caused some stress for Frost.
“It was anxious,” Frost said at his signing day press conference. “It just kind of felt this year that a lot of kids we really were invested in and wanted in our program were making late decisions. I heard all the talk early on about how we were behind, and we were behind. We kind of knew that, but we were kind of betting on ourselves in recruiting and had a lot of really good targets out there and luckily we were able to land quite a few of them.”
Now it’s time for that recruiting class to arrive on campus in Lincoln. Nine players will be returning to campus after enrolling early back in January. Last year the summer enrollees mostly came to town between late May and early June. The Covid-19 pandemic has altered the timeline of players arriving at school so we’re just now seeing Nebraska’s newcomers arriving in Lincoln. Restrictions are lifted to allow voluntary workouts to begin on campus.
Speedy wide receiver Marcus Fleming has arrived in Lincoln.
— Marcus fleming (@_humble_3) June 2, 2020
Defensive lineman Nash Hutmacher will have to take a break from being the king of fishing. He’s ready to arrive in Lincoln too.
How lucky am I to have something that makes saying good bye so hard. I am so excited for your next chapter Nash Hutmacher. See you soon! Love you and miss you tons already! Huskerland take care of my boy! #GBR #Huskers #proudmom #ThePolarBear @joe_hutmacher @ThePolarBear605 pic.twitter.com/BqQMjKZA75
— Laura Hutmacher (@laurahutmacher) June 2, 2020
Intriguing walk on running back John Bivens is ready to roll. After sitting out from football for a couple years to recover from a knee injury, his story will be one to watch.
Lincoln, Nebraska what’s up!📍😎
— 3️⃣🎈🌹 (@runlikejohn) June 2, 2020
Defensive back Ronald Delancy III has made his way to Lincoln from Florida.
Lincoln your boy is here !!!!
— Ronald Delancy III ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@_TherealkingRjj) June 2, 2020
Oklahoma running back Sevion Morrison has arrived in Lincoln as a player to watch for early playing time.
Check the location 🤝
— Sevion morrison ⚡️ (@SevyMorrison28) June 3, 2020
It’s an exciting time for these players and their classmates who are about to start their college journeys. There are high hopes for the 2020 class to be part of the group that helps turn the tide for the Huskers recent struggles.
>> Nebraska wants recruits to come to Lincoln and play fast after dropping this cool graphic.
Fly with us 💯 pic.twitter.com/fJuR9LqxqX
— Nebraska FB Recruiting (@NEB_Recruiting) June 3, 2020
>> Class of 2021 offensive line commit Branson Yager is getting back in the swing of things but time is flying by.
Just finished up the third day of practice today, one I forgot how much I missed football and my teammates, and two it is so crazy to be a senior, it felt like just yesterday I was the one being coached up with a lack of coordination and my stance messed up as a freshman.
— Branson Yager (@BransonYager) June 3, 2020
>> Linebacker commit Chris Paul continues to find ways to get stronger day by day.
Finished my last set of bench press with 250!!! I only got 7🤦🏽♂️ but it’s going up!!! @ChristophetSr @CConnerdc pic.twitter.com/5Pb0c0PVUG
— Christopher “POOH” Paul Jr. (@PoohPaul4) June 3, 2020
>> Huskers 2021 offensive line target Marcus Mbow picked up an offer from Virginia early this week.
Extremely blessed to announce I’ve received an offer from @UVAFootball! Thank you @Coach2J @drewmeyer5 for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/SItFhe3whe
— Marcus Mbow (@MarcusMbow) June 2, 2020
>> In the latest Padding the Stats Jacob Padilla explains that current and former Nebraska players are talking about systemic racism and police brutality and that we need to listen.
>> As I wrote on Wednesday, determination and family are at the heart of Wan’Dale Robinson’s story.
>> Derek Peterson’s Most Intriguing Huskers list (Premium) has reached No. 2 and it is wideout Omar Manning.
>> Sophomore cornerback Quinton Newsome is next up (Premium) for our Nebraska film study.
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.