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.
Last year, Nebraska didn’t have a single commit or signee playing in the U.S. All-American Bowl. This year, things have changed as the Huskers had four players selected to play in the game. Athlete Wandale Robinson, defensive end Ty Robinson, offensive tackle Bryce Benhart and linebacker Nick Henrich were all selected to play in the game. Henrich didn’t make the trip to San Antonio to continue rehabbing his knee.
Nebraska also has one target in the game: 4-star defensive back Noa Pola-Gates. Keep in mind that Pola-Gates will not be announcing his decision at the game but instead will make his declaration Jan. 19 at the Polynesian Bowl. According to Robinson, the trio of future Huskers are in the ear of Pola-Gates about Nebraska.
With the return of Nebraska players to this game, the team has a cool opportunity to grab a little national spotlight. It does seem like the guys are representing the Huskers quite a bit so far down in San Antonio.
— Wan’Dale Robinson (@wanda1erobinson) January 2, 2019
It’s great that Nebraska has players in the game. It’s never a bad thing for your program to be mentioned at one of these big showcase events. Now, if a couple of them can make some plays during the game? That would be icing on the cake.
You’ll be able to check out the future Huskers in action Saturday, Jan. 5 at 12 p.m. CT on NBC.
>> Kansas outside linebacker target Dylan Jordan has set his official visits and a commitment timeline.
AGTG🙏🏾🙏🏾 I’d like to focus my recruiting on these 5 schools!😈 pic.twitter.com/YNUCKbAI3g
— Dylan Jordan (@thedylanjordan_) January 2, 2019
>> This one falls under the category of “player watch” but DaiShon Neal tweeted out his team goal for 2019 and I’ll bet everyone reading this likes it.
NEBRASKA 2019 B1G Champs
That has a nice lil ring to it.
Speaking it into existence!
— DJ (@DaiShonNeal9) January 2, 2019
>> I caught up with Wandale Robinson after Day 2 of All-American Bowl practice to see how things were going and get some info on the peer recruiting of Noa Pola-Gates. (Premium)
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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.