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Nebraska Recruiting: Huskers Offer Group of Chicago Prospects After Friday Night Lights

June 20, 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.


The best part of being able to have camp season in full effect this month is seeing prospects emerge with new opportunities to play college football. That happened on Friday for a quartet of prospects from Chicago that spent the day in Lincoln. Jalil Martin is a 2022 defensive back who was offered.

Wide receiver Logan Lester (6-2, 185) out of Kenwood Academy was offered by the Huskers. Lester also holds an offer from Boston College.

Wide receiver Malik Elzy (6-3, 198) from Simeon High School in Chicago picked up an offer from the team. Elzy already holds Big Ten offers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Illinois.

Early-rising 2024 athlete I’Marion Stewart (6-1, 180) out of Bolingbrook High School also picked up an offer from the Huskers.

“It was exciting to get the offer from Nebraska,” Stewart said. “I felt honored that they took notice of my skill on either side of the ball and took some time out to see who I am as an individual.”

Stewart and Martin got a lot of attention from defensive backs coach Travis Fisher during the camp on Friday. The opportunity to learn from Fisher was important to Stewart.

“It’s on another level when you get to experience a college position coach coaching you and teaching you,” Stewart said. “I worked with Coach Fisher and he is definitely that guy. I’ve heard great things about him from my cousin Marques Buford.”

The Huskers are in fairly early for Stewart who may become a national recruit. He’s already got offers from Penn State, Missouri and Arizona State among others. It’s pretty neat that Nebraska was able to bring in a group of friends who are all Power Five prospects for the day. They all attended the barbecue hosted by the team Friday afternoon before performing well at the camp Friday night.

The Huskers are starting to build momentum in Illinois. Stewart mentioned his cousin Buford who started his high school career in Chicago before finishing in Texas. Nebraska wide out Alante Brown attended Simeon High School before prep school.

Recruit Watch

>> North Platte defensive athlete Vince Genatone was offered by South Dakota State over the weekend.

>> After camping at Nebraska, the Chicago quartet went to Kansas where they were all offered by Kansas.

>> After a big performance in Lincoln, Dylan Raiola went to Baylor and was offered by them.

ICYMI

>> The Huskers picked up commit number six when Colorado wide receiver Grant Page gave his verbal. I also caught up with him (Premium) to see why he picked Nebraska.

>> I gave five thoughts (Premium) on Friday Night Lights II and the Pipeline camp.

>> As Erin Sorensen wrote, Shannan Lum is showing that anything is very possible in her new role with Nebraska.

>> Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander says the Blackshirts believe ‘we can do whatever we want to.’

>> Jordon Riley is the latest subject of Jacob Padilla’s film study. (Premium)

>> As JUCO center Seth Falley told me (Premium) working out for the Huskers was a ‘no brainer.’

>> Check out John Peterson’s photo gallery from Friday Night Lights II.

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