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.
During the 2019 recruiting cycle, Nebraska made several offers in the state of Arizona. The Huskers eventually signed Ty Robinson, Javin Wright and Noa Pola-Gates from the Grand Canyon State. Nebraska has already close to ten scholarship offers for the class of 2020 in Arizona. It will be another good year for talent in the state, so area recruiter Mario Verduzco and the rest of the staff are wasting no time there.
On Tuesday, the Huskers offered an intriguing 2020 prospect in Arizona, Tommy Christakos.
— Tommy Christakos (@tommychristakos) February 12, 2019
Christakos told Hail Varsity that he has been in contact with Verduzco and offensive analyst Dustin Haines for a while. Verduzco had been through his school, Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, during the contact period. He was excited about the offer from the Huskers and also has an interesting connection to the university.
“We have a few family friends who are alumni,” Christakos said. “A friend of ours also is friends with Coach [Scott] Frost and has been mentioning my name to him since I was a freshman and he was at UCF. So, I think I have been on the radar for a while.”
The senior to be stands at 6-foot-4 and 200-pounds and is primarily being recruited by Nebraska as a wide receiver. As a junior, he tallied 49 catches for 1,114 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is also a good kicker and punter. He plans to be in Lincoln for the Spring Game in April.
>> Nebraska picked up another walk-on offensive lineman when Garrett Nuss from Sutton High School accepted an offer.
After a lot of thought, I have decided that I will Walk-On at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next year!!! I would like to thank everyone that has helped me get to where I am today!!#HomeGrown #B19RedRevival pic.twitter.com/0ZCaeKO6Ck
— Garrett Nuss (@GN3346) February 12, 2019
>> Georgia 2020 running back Kobe Pryor picked up an offer from Nebraska on Tuesday.
>> Derek Peterson took a look at where Nebraska will land in S&P+ in 2019.
>> Jacob Herbek told our Jacob Padilla that he is excited for a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ at Nebraska. (Premium)
>> Derek Peterson also caught up with Mick Stoltenberg to react to the Mike Dawson news and give his unique insight.
>> Former Husker offensive lineman Spencer Long was signed by Buffalo on Tuesday.
We've signed OL Spencer Long to a three year deal.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) February 12, 2019
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.