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.
On Wednesday, the Huskers added three new players to their walk-on class for 2020. The new additions brought the total to 22 for this cycle. It’s another sizable group for Nebraska that has a lot of potential.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) February 5, 2020
“The walk-on class helped us a lot this year. I think starting next year it is just going to get to a point where it is helping us more and more,” Frost said in December. “I think that that level of support from the walk-on program and the contribution from the walk-on program is going to increase every year. It is kind of highlighted by Isaac Gifford from right here in town. Gosh, we are so excited to have him on the team. Just as excited as we are for anyone else we got today. He is going to be an early enrollee too, so he is going to make us better right away.
“I think also Ty Hahn from southeast Nebraska is a receiver that is as good as a lot of scholarship guys around the country, he just played 8-man football. He is right down the road. But, guys like that are going to come in and help. I really like this walk-on class. I mentioned two guys but there are a lot of guys from around the state and around the area that are coming here as walk-ons. I think this might be as good of a class as we have had since we have been here.”
One of the new signees is Millard South running back Isaiah Harris. He verbally committed to the class in November but didn’t official sign until February. Harris had a terrific senior season tallying 1,859 yards and 27 touchdowns on the ground. He also added nine catches for 262 yards and three more touchdowns.
Isaiah Harris is heading to Lincoln! Isaiah has been a record setting and well decorated athlete for @MsPatriots and @MSPatriotsTrack – We look forward for what’s to come with you @HuskerFBNation #GoBigRed 🔴🏈🔴 pic.twitter.com/rwGqH98B5M
— MSHS Activities (@MSHSactivities) February 5, 2020
Oklahoma specialist Tyler Crawford announced his intentions to join the program over the weekend. Crawford told Hail Varsity that he is being looked at as a kicker and punter by the Huskers. He booted 44 of 65 kickoffs for touchbacks in 2019 and will join the team this summer.
— Broken Arrow Athletics (@batigersports) February 5, 2020
The final new name added to the walk-on class was Texas running back Beau Psencik. He pledged on Monday. Other prospects that are set to join the walk-on class signed on Wednesday too. Elliott Brown, a wide receiver from Elkhorn South, had his signing ceremony.
— Elliott Brown (@brown_e14) February 5, 2020
He got a big congratulations from 2021 offensive tackle commit Teddy Prochazka.
— Teddy Prochazka I ⁶⁴ (@TeddyProchazka) February 5, 2020
It was a very quiet signing day for the Huskers but Scott Frost and his staff subtly added to an impressive haul of walk-ons. Spring practices start for the Huskers on March 9 and the Red-White Spring Game is April 18.
> > The Huskers were involved in one signing day decision. They lost it to Utah. Defensive end Tanoa Togiai chose the Utes in a ceremony at his school.
— Allan Steele (@asteele12000) February 5, 2020
>> Omaha Westside cornerback Avante Dickerson continues to earn new offers. Texas A&M is among the last round of schools to offer him.
Blessed to receive an offer from Texas A&M ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/9oovzHkI9v
— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) February 5, 2020
>> Florida 4-star linebacker Terrence Lewis showed off a cool Husker edit on Tuesday night.
>> Then Lewis included the Huskers in his fresh top six schools.
>> Recent Husker defensive end visitor Ryan Keeler got an offer from Kansas State on Tuesday night.
After a great talk with @CoachKli I am blessed to announce that I have received an offer from Kansas State University!! @AllenTrieu @SWiltfong247 @EDGYTIM @JoshHelmholdt #EMAW pic.twitter.com/fmk9XZo0k8
— Ryan Keeler (@ryankeeler71) February 5, 2020
>> On a slow National Signing Day, I wrote that a new reality is here (Premium) for the Huskers on this day in February.
>> Nebraska basketball is calling for competitors in the latest ‘Padding the Stats.”
>> The Hail Varsity staff is back to answer your questions in the mailbag including our favorite Super Bowl commercials.
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.