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.
Quarterback recruiting has gone well for Nebraska under the watch of Scott Frost and Mario Verduzco. It’s tough to argue that the state of the room isn’t much better currently than when the pair arrived in Lincoln. Current starter Adrian Martinez was the quarterback that Frost and Verduzco wanted most to help them get the program off the ground. From there, they’ve done nothing but add dynamic athletes to the room.
Luke McCaffrey signed next and Logan Smothers followed. The Huskers have their quarterback for the 2021 class too. Kearney Catholic’s Heinrich Haarberg is in committed to Nebraska for this cycle. Since the Huskers have not had to scramble for a quarterback under Frost, they are able to work ahead each cycle.
Gavin Wimsatt, the 2022 Kentucky signal-caller, received a scholarship offer from Nebraska over the weekend.
Blessed to say that I have Received my First Big10 offer from The University Of Nebraska🖤#GoCornhuskers @Coach_Verdu pic.twitter.com/tnjMeZvZo0
— Gavin Wimsatt (@GavinWimsatt) July 19, 2020
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound quarterback out of Owensboro, Kentucky, racked up 2,782 passing yards, 564 rushing yards and 43 total touchdowns as a sophomore. Those type of numbers at a young age show the type of dual threat ability that the Huskers covet. Hail Varsity was able to reach Wimsatt briefly after picking up the offer. He relayed that he was really excited about the offer and couldn’t wait to tell his parents. The Kentucky native didn’t know much about the Husker before the offer being extended but he is familiar with Wan’Dale Robinson (who is also from Kentucky).
Wimsatt says that throwing the deep ball and leading his team are his two best attributes as a player. You can see his arm on display in this practice video he made this summer since he couldn’t get out to camps.
Due to camps being canceled I made a workout video for summer 2020‼️ pic.twitter.com/e2gXVykYKm
— Gavin Wimsatt (@GavinWimsatt) May 15, 2020
It’s never too early for quarterbacks to start thinking about decision timelines or what they are looking for in a future school. Wimsatt has a solid idea of a couple of big things he wants in the college he chooses.
“A good place academically and a home away from home,” he said.
Wimsatt is definitely a quarterback to watch for Nebraska moving forward. He holds some nice early offers from schools like TCU, Virginia Tech, Louisville and West Virginia. Wimsatt has the look of a national-level recruit, so it’s smart for the Huskers to get in early for the talented dual threat quarterback.
>> Omaha Burke 2022 linebacker Devon Jackson made it three straight years a Burke player picked up an offer from Notre Dame.
I am blessed to have received an offer from the University of Notre Dame @Coach_Lea @NDFootball pic.twitter.com/w0JXmXvrQv
— Devon Jackson (@DevontheJet402) July 17, 2020
>> Oklahoma defensive line target Aden Kelley elected to stay hom and committed to Oklahoma State on Sunday.
> > Major Huskers 2022 defensive target Dasan McCullough showed off his athletcisim over the weekend at camp.
6-4, 225 isn’t supposed to have these type of movement skills at this age … @Dasan2022 with a 6.98 L-cone today at Elite Underclassmen Camp @TheUCReport pic.twitter.com/5sn5gJ0Vl5
— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) July 19, 2020
>> Talented 2021 Athlete Prophet Brown committed to USC to play defensive back over offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska and others.
THE DECISION. @dnielphoto @_acvisuals pic.twitter.com/OtwJLV2few
— Prophet 🇵🇦 (@ProphetPb) July 19, 2020
>> The Huskers picked up commitment No. 13 on Saturday when defensive back Marques Buford joined the class. I gave my five thoughts on the commitment for Nebraska. (Premium)
>> As Derek Peterson writes, from Aurora to Lincoln and back, Cole Ashby is right where he wants to be.
>> Anton Gill is healthy and happy to be back on the court, writes Jacob Padilla. (Premium)
>> In the latest edition of the Varsity Club podcast ,Derek and I talk through NCAA guidelines and JUCO timetables.
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.