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.
This week kicks off an important time for the Huskers on the recruiting trail. The dead period was lifted this week. Prospects are able to visit campuses, meet with coaches and attend camps. The Huskers have wasted no time bringing players in. The team hosted its first private workout of the month. Lincoln Southeast athlete Jake Appleget worked out on Tuesday and left campus with a scholarship offer from the team.
That’s not the only thing happening this week though. The Huskers will host their first official visitors since 2019 this weekend. There are eight players making the trip to Lincoln. They hope to learn more about Nebraska’s program while the team makes a big impression. The Huskers currently have two commitments for the 2022 recruiting class. After a month of official visits, workouts and camp evaluations we will have a much better grasp on where the 2022 class is heading.
The Huskers are not necessarily behind in this recruiting class. Northwestern and Purdue each have two commitments for this cycle. Iowa has three. Minnesota has five, Illinois has eight and Wisconsin has one. There is plenty of time for Nebraska to pick up steam for the 2022 cycle. This stretch in June will lay the groundwork for the base of the class. Many key targets are expected to be on campus this month.
Still, the success on the field will play a big role in just how good this class can be. There are other key dates to keep in mind for the month too.
- June 4: First Friday Night Lights camp.
- June 4-5: Lindenwood Camp in St. Louis with Nebraska coaches in attendance.
- June 11-13: Second visit weekend.
- June 18-20: Third visit weekend.
- June 18: Second Friday Night Lights camp.
- June 19: OL/DL Adidas Pipeline camp.
As we’ve already seen, the Huskers will host visitors during the week as well. Those visits during the week are perfect for players in the transfer portal. It allows them to get more one on one time with the appropriate coaches. Plus, those portal players and JUCO prospects can be worked out for an hour just like high school prospects.
This is a huge month for the program’s recruiting efforts. Keep it locked at Hail Varsity for the latest news and notes as coach Scott Frost tried to kick the class into another gear.
>> Nebraska quarterback target MJ Morris committed to North Carolina State on Thursday.
— MJ Morris (@mj_morris7) June 3, 2021
>> Lincoln Southeast athlete Jake Appleget was offered by Minnesota after a good showing at their camp.
— Jake Appleget (@ApplegetJake) June 3, 2021
>> Justin Williams, a 4-star running back from Georgia, is ready for his official visit to Nebraska.
Im in Lincoln tommorow Nebraska FANS WYA !! #GBR
— JUSTIN WILLIAMS AKA J-WILL (@sh4fty) June 3, 2021
>> I have your official visit preview (Premium) for this coming weekend for Nebraska football.
>> The Huskers hosted (Premium) a former 5-star defensive back transfer on Thursday.
>> Jacob Padilla dove into the film (Premium) to look at Wilhelm Breidenbach’s versatility.
>> Will Bolt spoke about his team ahead of the start of the NCAA Tournament.
>> The Hail Varsity staff covered a lot of ground in the mailbag this week including weak links, Banton’s pro potential and more.
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.