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Nebraska Recruiting: Huskers Looking for Another Boost from Electric Atmosphere

October 07, 2021

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.


It’s no secret that Nebraska’s top selling point is the atmosphere at Memorial Stadium on game day. There are other schools with a good atmosphere. Something is different at Nebraska on a game day. It is a consistent positive for the Huskers with recruits when they visit Lincoln.

Nebraska had another opportunity show the electric atmosphere last weekend. The Northwestern game was the first night game that fans could attend since the 2019 season. Recruits took notice of the crowd during Saturday’s game. Lincoln High wide receiver Beni Ngoyi was back in Lincoln for the night game. It wasn’t the first time Ngoyi was at a game this year but this one was special for him.

“It was really great and the fans were amazing,” Ngoyi said. “They made me feel at home. They were telling me all these good things about the school and I was treated great.”

Now we flip look toward Saturday’s matchup with top-10 Michigan. Epectations are high for what the environment will be like at Memorial Stadium. Coach Scott Frost set the bar during his Thursday media availability.

“I expect an environment to even be better than last week,” Frost said. “We’re all grateful to our fans for last Saturday. That was pretty special. I imagine it will be that way or better this week. We need some noise when they’re on offense. Environment like that makes kids want to play here. Having kids here to watch that is going to help us.”

The Huskers will have plenty of recruits in town to see the action unfold in person. That includes Nebraska’s top 2023 quarterback target Reese Mooney. He spoke with Hail Varsity ahead of that visit to share his excitement.

Recruits are paying attention to how the season unfolds for Nebraska. Even if they aren’t in the stadium they are paying attention. Several recruits I’ve spoken with this season are tracking how Nebraska progresses weekly. If they can’t make it to the game social media videos also help give them a taste.

The Huskers have another big opportunity on Saturday. The team is searching for a signature win under Frost. Getting that win against Michigan under the lights on national television would catch the attention of many recruits. It would confirm the weekly improvement they have seen from the program.

Recruit Watch

>> Nebraska 2023 pass rush target Chandavian Bradley picked up an SEC offer when Vanderbilt offered him on Thursday.

>> Check out the edit the Huskers made this week for recruits as they get ready to play their high school games this weekend.

ICYMI

>> I caught up with Nebraska’s top 2023 quarterback target Reese Mooney (Premium) ahead of his visit to Lincoln this weekend to see what excites him most about the trip.

>> Nebraska basketball picked up a commitment on Wednesday from 2022 wing Denim Dawson.

>> Steve Marik has your quick hits from Amy Williams’ time at the podium at Big Ten Media Days.

>> In the latest I-80 Preview podcast Brandon Vogel ponders if the Huskers are a team hitting their stride.

>> Scott Frost spoke about Michigan’s run game, offensive line preparation and the latest on Thomas Fidone ahead of Michigan.

>> Tom’s Time is diving into Wyoming’s basketball on grass putting pressure on the 1994 Huskers.

>> After returning from Team USA, Bekka Allick led Waverly to a senior day win over Wahoo.

>> The Nebraska Preps Postgame show is back to discuss the Class B contenders that are set to clash on Friday night.

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