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.
Something has to give for Nebraska and soon.
This year has been tough on the country. People from all walks of life are still dealing with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The most obvious effect on the Huskers is that the virus cost the team its matchup with Wisconsin this weekend
Gone along with that game is another opportunity for Nebraska. The opportunity to get better this week is gone. The chance at a signature win and getting air underneath the wings of the program is gone. The Huskers tried scheduling a game on their own and were told no by the Big Ten. There are reasons beyond wanting to get another game in for a young football team. What else is driving Athletic Director Bill Moos and coach Scott Frost to push the envelope to play?
Perhaps Frost feels the team might be ready to break through and capture some momentum as he said on Monday.
“I think our team’s ready to turn a page and take a giant step,” Frost said. “We’ve got to get some momentum. We’ve got to get some wins, get some energy and have everybody start believing and knowing we can get it done.”
That potential momentum on the field is most importantly about winning more football games. It is also about recruiting. Nebraska is in an interesting spot with building the 2021 recruiting class.
There are 19 prospects committed to the program currently. It’s a good recruiting class so far. Especially when you factor in that Nebraska is doing this with its biggest weapon. There have been no official visits. The difference between a good class and a potentially great haul will be how they finish.
Nebraska will look to go all defense down the stretch run this cycle. The players the program is pursuing have patiently waited by still being on the board now. It would go a long way for the team’s chances to land the coveted players by getting the ball rolling on the field this year.
The Huskers can’t do that without games. Every chance they get to show what they have on Saturdays need to be maximized. The opportunity to gain real momentum in the program is real. Even if they have to wait an extra week for another shot at it.
>> Things are getting spooky in this new edit the Huskers are send their recruits.
— Koby Bretz #25 (@BretzKoby) October 29, 2020
>> Priority 2022 defensive back target Xavier Nwankpa picked up another Pac-12 offer when Arizona State entered the mix.
— Xavier “X” Nwankpa (@xaviernwankpa01) October 29, 2020
>> Robert Jackson, a 2021 defensive line target from Pennsylvania, was offered by Ole Miss on Thursday.
Blessed to receive a offer from The University of Mississippi pic.twitter.com/Q7ZBeLKSrk
— Robert Jackson (@robjackson215) October 29, 2020
>> They can cancel the game but they can’t cancel the I-80 Preview podcast with Brandon Vogel who takes on an anti-preview for this week.
>> In this week’s Tom’s Time, we look at when the Blackshirts bounced back in 1993.
>> The Hail Varisty staff is back to answer your questions about week one including wide receiver questions and impressive debuts.
>> Defensive improvement starts up front for the Huskers in the 2020 season, writes Derek Peterson.
>> Get a look at the early weather forecast for next week’s game at Northwestern.
>> Future Husker Whitney Lauenstein led Waverly to a district final in volleyball.
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.