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 in the 2022 recruiting cycle. The Huskers don’t have a commitment for the class yet. The team is continuing to build relationships through Zoom and virtual visits. The NCAA has extended the dead period barring on-campus visits until May 31 at the earliest. The Huskers currently have five scholarship offers out in the state of Nebraska for the 2022 class. That number could grow by a few by the end of the cycle.
Don’t look now but the 2023 class is also off to a hot start in-state. A trio of Nebraskans already hold scholarship offers from the Huskers. Elkhorn South defensive lineman Maverick Noonan (6-5, 210) was the first 2023 prospect to be offered by the Huskers from Nebraska. He then picked up offers from Arizona State, Michigan State and Kansas State.
Lincoln Southeast defender Teitum Tuioti (6-2, 205) was offered in January. It will be interesting to see how that plays out with his dad being a coach on the team. Since then, Tuioti has picked up offers from Ole Miss, Washington State and Washington. Friday evening Pierce, Nebraska, native Benjamin Brahmer (6-5, 185) was offered by the Huskers. Brahmer will likely grow into a tight end in college. He’s also been offered by Iowa State.
There are other players right on the cusp of offers from Nebraska from the 2023 class. Lincoln Southeast offensive lineman Gunnar Gottula was offered by Iowa State this week. So was Council Bluffs defensive back Jonathan Humpal. He attends the same school that Thomas Fidone did. I saw both Gottula and Humpal play multiple times last season. They are both offer type players for Nebraska. It’d stun me if they didn’t get offered by the Huskers. Gretna quarterback Zane Flores will also be a player to watch for the 2023 recruiting class.
The 2022 group in-state is being recruited heavily. It is a great idea for Nebraska to jump in early on the 2023 class because those players are already starting to collect Power Five offers. That trend figures to continue. Several local 2023 players could become national level recruits.
The secret is out that there is plenty of high school talent in Nebraska. Times have changed around in-state recruiting. Nebraska can’t offer and expect an instant commitment from home state players. The Huskers will have to work harder to land them these guys. The local talent continues to blossom in the state which is good for everyone.
>> Minnesota slot receiver Kristen Hoskins committed to the Gophers over the weekend.
Proud commitment! https://t.co/kgt6kcrL9L
— Kristen Hoskins (@kristenhoskins_) February 21, 2021
>> Priority wide receiver target Quinton Conley was offered by South Dakota State on Saturday.
— Quinton Conley (@quinton_conley) February 20, 2021
>> The Huskers were first to offer Michigan 2023 athlete Amare Snowden this weekend.
Beyond Bless that I have received my first Division 1 football offer from the University of Nebraska. #Cornhuskers #GBR 🌽🔴⚪️ @CoachTFisher @CoachSnowden @SMSBFootball @AllenTrieu @Lemmingscouting pic.twitter.com/VzsdFGhoed
— Amare Snowden (@amare_snowden) February 20, 2021
>> I had a conversation with Nebraska’s DaWon Baker about increasing diversity and inclusion on campus.
>> Nebraska volleyball bounced back to sweep No. 5 Minnesota on Sunday.
>> Kansas linebacker Gavin Meyers is feeling the love (Premium) from the Huskers these days.
>> Strong bench contributions were not enough for Nebraska basketball as they fell to Purdue.
>> The hot shooting Huskers erupted from three and blasted Penn State on Sunday.
>> Check out our photo gallery from the volleyball match on Sunday.
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.