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Nebraska Recruiting: Huskers Putting Together Winning Pitch

September 28, 2020

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.


We are still early into the tenure of Scott Frost at Nebraska. I think it is safe to say when they have a star player under Frost, the team will not miss the chance to promote him. The Huskers had to fight very hard to land sophomore wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson. He lived up to the hype during his freshman season with 1,029 total yards and five touchdowns.

Robinson is a star in Lincoln and a face of the football program. You can see him here as the only player featured in a recruiting video simulating an official visit weekend to Nebraska.

Robinson appeared this week on Sports Nightly. He was asked about appearing in that video for the Huskers and what it means to him that he was asked to do that.

“I’ve been in the shoes of those recruits so it was an honor when they asked me to do that,” Robinson said. “It feels good that they look at me that high. I just want to help us continue to get better. Obviously, the better recruits we bring in the better we will be. So, I just want to do my part.

“I mean it feels great. That’s what they promised. They lived up to every promise they made to me when they were recruiting me. They are going to do everything they can to help us on an off the field no matter what. Whether that’s academics or name, image and likeness. They are always going to be one step ahead with everything.”

This is how Nebraska will continue to raise the bar in its recruiting classes. Smart promotion of stars and living up to promises are huge. You can see the seeds being planted that Nebraska is ahead of the curve on name, image and likeness issues. So far, the team has shown no hesitation to promote its players.

We know that Nebraska is second to none in fan support, academic support and nutrition. Soon the new football facility and weight room will push the envelope even more. The Huskers are putting together a compelling package on why a recruit would want to chose Nebraska.

Nebraska has what it takes to be go from a consistent top 25 recruiting team to a top 15 recruiting team. The missing link in all this is on the field. Winning on the field is the final piece of the puzzle for Nebraska. That’s another thing that makes this strange 2020 season so intriguing for Nebraska. If the team finds a way to show improvement it can be a catalyst in so many ways for the program.

Recruit Watch

>> Priority 2022 defensive back target Xavier Nwankpa continues to add offers to his list. LSU entered the mix on Monday night for the prospect out of Iowa.

>> Check out 2022 outside linebacker target Devon Jackson continuing his strength training while Omaha Burke is unable to play this fall.

>> Caden Crawford, a 2022 outside linebacker target from Kansas, enjoyed his virtual visit with Nebraska.

>> Missouri tight end Max Whisner elected to stay home and commit to Missouri on Monday evening.

ICYMI

>> I took a look at who has gained and lost ground (Premium) in Big Ten recruiting lately.

>> It’s been nine months since the team has put on pads but when they finally do Wan’Dale Robinson will be ready.

>> Jacob Padilla took a stab at projecting Nebraska’s 2020-21 nonconference schedule.

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