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Resuming official visits in June will be a welcome sight for many reasons. It will have been over a year since prospects and their families could visit campuses and get the full visit experience. It will be a huge month overall for the program. Getting prospects on campus while key events are happening will be great.
Thinking big picture, the Huskers want to come away with some commitments over the summer. These official visits will go a long way in helping that. But outside of just wanting more commitments, what are the other things the program can accomplish?
There are plenty of topics to choose from here but for now let’s focus on one. Nebraska should gain important clarity at wide receiver with June visits. As of right now the Huskers have four players that could potentially play wide receiver scheduled to visit campus in June. Kansas City native Quinton Conley (6-6, 220) has been to Nebraska several times in the past for games. Conley also made the trip for the spring game.
Texas wideout Landon Samson (6-1, 180) is scheduled to be in Lincoln the first weekend in June. The talented Texan will be making a return trip after attending the spring game. Samson would be a good option for the Huskers, giving them a versatile target that could play outside or in the slot.
Grant Page (6-3, 185) is another player making his way to Lincoln in June. He’s got a June 11 official visit set up. The Colorado native is a smooth wide receiver who scored 16 touchdowns during his junior season in 2020. The Huskers haven’t recruited Colorado much as much as expected during coach Scott Frost’s tenure but hope make a big impression on the pass catcher.
It’s interesting that the battle for who gets the remaining spot or two at the position this cycle currently involves players who all made the trip on their own to check out the Red-White Spring Game. That does show a level of mutual interest between the players and the program.
There could be more receivers that get in the mix aside from this group. There are likely one or two more spots available at the position for the 2022 class. Offense coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Lubick has done good job getting wideouts interested in the program virtually over the last 16-plus months. Now the next level of evaluation is set to begin in just a couple weeks.
>> Nebraska wide receiver commit Victor Jones Jr. posted his spring game highlights on Thursday.
Im a all around receiver proof is in the pudding 💯🤝 #thankthemanabove
Spring game highlights
Check out this video! https://t.co/pIn6qMqCVC
— Victor Jones Jr (@VictorJonesJr1) May 20, 2021
>> Nebraska defensive line target Jalen Marshall has locked in an official visit to Indiana.
Indiana Official Visit June 18-19! #GoHoosiers
— Jalen Marshall ♱ (@JalenMarshall03) May 20, 2021
>> Huskers 2023 quarterback target Reese Mooney was offered by UAB.
Blessed to receiver an offer from @UAB_FB @tdupuis07 @jholladay6_ @BrettBeard92 @CoachRFournier @efrance23 @samspiegs @AllenTrieu @JeritRoser @wyattdalton4 @KenAnioJr @Mansell247 pic.twitter.com/FiKNLsGCA8
— Reese Mooney (@ReeseMooney1) May 20, 2021
>> The latest issue of Hail Varsity magazine features Tristen Edwards and Nebraska softball for May.
>> The Huskers will play Northwestern in Ireland for the rescheduled 2022 Aer Lingus Classic.
>> Jacob Padilla is diving into the film for Nebraska commit Bryce McGowens 65 point eruption. (Premium)
>> Derek Peterson is taking stock of Nebraska inside linebacker group after a dynamic-shifting spring injury. (Premium)
>> Toughest games, polar bears, portals and season projections were all covered in the latest edition of the Hail Varsity mailbag.
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.