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.
Nebraska football is entering a big period of time for the 2020 recruiting cycle. Over the next four games of the season Nebraska will host three times. This weekend, on Sept. 14, Nebraska will host Northern Illinois. The Huskers are on the road the following week against Illinois before the big matchup with Ohio State at home on Sept. 28. There is still hope that game against the Buckeyes will be a primetime game. Northwestern comes to town on Oct. 5 for homecoming which is a 2:30 pm kickoff.
Because of the upcoming slate of home games, Nebraska will have nice opportunities to get recruits and their families to Memorial Stadium for a game-day experience. The impact of this stretch of games is not lost on coach Scott Frost.
“Yeah this is big,” Frost explained on Thursday when he met with media. “Anytime we can get recruits on campus and have them see the environment and best fans in the country is great. So, we’ll have some this week, again for Ohio State and the next home game. This is a big stretch for us.”
Over the next three home games I already have Nebraska down for 13 official visitors. That number will surely grow as more players will be added to each week’s list. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Nebraska’s regional commits in town to help with the recruiting efforts. Also, Nebraska will host several key 2021 targets for home game day.
The game this weekend will be a special one since it’s the first night game of the season. Frost spoke about that, even if he has a good reason to like playing morning games.
“I just like playing in the mornings to get it done,” Frost said. “Coaches can go home and see their families and kids can rest a little longer for the next game. That being said, there is something special for a night game at Memorial Stadium. I can’t wait to see the environment. We have the best fans anywhere and we are all grateful for them. I can’t wait to feel the buzz in the stadium.”
This next month could make fans feel a lot better about the direction of the program if the product on the field continues to improve. This big stretch of games could also be something that we look back on as a period of time that helped to shape the recruiting class as a whole.
>> Nebraska defensive target Nusi Malani picked up an offer from Virginia on Wednesday.
— Nusi Malani (@JuiceNus) September 12, 2019
>> Collin Oliver, a 2021 outside linebacker from Oklahoma is feeling the love from the Huskers.
>> Nebraska running back commit Sevion Morrison got to meet Spencer Tillman, the man who he is trying to replace in the record books.
Honored and so blessed to meet this man and thank you for the words of wisdom. All glory to god pic.twitter.com/5nI6QqeHkY
— Sevion morrison ⚡️ (@SevyMorrison28) September 12, 2019
>> Sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt is not afraid to fail. That's why Nebraska loves him (Premium) so much, writes Derek Peterson.
>> I took a look at Northern Illinois recruiting (Premium) class at a glance.
>> Tom’s Time is back to look at the time the goal posts came down in Boulder.
>> Scott Frost talked about the Huskers’ tendency to search for the ‘perfect play’ and more during his Thursday press conference.
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.