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.
There has been a lot of excitement and news this week surrounding the Huskers and the Big Ten Conference. Of course, the big news is that Big Ten football is back. After enhancing medical procedures, the league felt comfortable playing football this fall starting the Oct. 23 and 24 weekend. Once that initial excitement waned, it was time to get to the nitty gritty.
The focus almost immediately became about the schedule. We didn’t know when the schedule would be released but just that it would be “soon.” It’s turns out that soon was on Saturday morning during Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff show. Plenty was written on what happened with the schedule so I won’t cover that here.
My point in going through that is there were some big news items to take your focus away from other things. In this case, you may not have noticed that Nebraska had some intriguing scholarship offers in the last few days. We are down to the nitty gritty with the 2021 recruiting class with just a handful of spots left to fill. So, the Nebraska staff continues to evaluate players for future classes.
Defensive end Joe Strickland (6-4, 245) was one of Nebraska’s recent offers. The Indiana native is an early 4-star for the 2022 recruiting class. He already has 17 scholarship offers. Most notably, Penn State, Michigan and Stanford have offered him.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Nebraska.. #GBR @CoachTuioti92 @SeanDillonNU @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/Zj0QlC24ef
— Joe Strickland. (@J3stripe) September 19, 2020
Sticking on the defensive line, Wisconsin defender Isaac Hamm was offered late in the week by Nebraska. Standing at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, the 4-star prospect has a Big Ten flavor to his offer list. He already holds offers from Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Penn State and Purdue.
Beyond blessed to earn a scholarship offer to The University of Nebraska! 🚨⚪️ #GBR #Huskers pic.twitter.com/kWP61B403C
— isaac hamm (@isaachamm24) September 18, 2020
The Huskers were busy on the offensive line last week too. Taj White, a 2022 lineman from New Jersey was offered. The 3-star holds 14 offers already including Boston College, Maryland and Virginia Tech. At 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, he fits the mold of the type of lineman Greg Austin has recruited.
Blessed to receive an offer from The University of Nebraska!🙏🏾 🔴⚪️ #Huskers @NEB_Recruiting @Callaghan_NEB @SeanDillonNU @GregAustin2717 @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/zo15FKqhZZ
— Taj White (@Taj54White) September 17, 2020
It’s been a busy month for Arizona offensive lineman Gavin Broscious. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound interior lineman received a handful of offers in September. The Huskers joined Colorado, Minnesota and Arizona State as recent schools to offer him.
Things are ramping up on the field for the Huskers now that the conference is playing football. There is still plenty to pay attention to on the recruiting trail as the Huskers continue to build the roster.
>> Tommy McEvoy, a 2021 athlete from Clarkson-Leigh High School in Nebraska, committed to Wyoming over the weekend.
Thank you @CoachABohl @CoachCBohl @IMcGrew for believing in me! I’m honored to be a cowboy! 🟤🟡 #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/HLZuOXfKzt
— Tommy McEvoy (@tommy_mcevoy) September 19, 2020
>> Big time 2022 quarterback target Gavin Wimsatt continues to light up the scoreboard on Friday nights this season.
📽️🎟️Front row tickets to the Gavin Wimsatt (@GavinWimsatt) show tonight @hometeamfriday pic.twitter.com/Vcm2gbrx5g
— Jessica Wimsatt (@Jessica_Wimsatt) September 19, 2020
>> Lots of friends are made on the recruiting trail. Check out offensive line commit Henry Lutovsky and Wisconsin commit TJ Bollers after the faced off against each other.
That’s what it’s all about! @tj35ballin pic.twitter.com/4y79qM06Pl
— Henry Lutovsky I ⁵⁹ (@Luto_72) September 20, 2020
>> After the new schedule release what is a fair win total for the Huskers? Brandon Vogel tackles that question and more.
>> Will Bolt was encouraged by his squad’s level of play in the return to the diamond.
>> It was brief but the Gifford brothers enjoyed working together this fall, writes Derek Peterosn.
>> Elkhorn South won Pool A of the LPS Volleyball Classic over the weekend.
>> Bill Moos respects the Big Ten’s ruling on no fans and also thanks Husker fans for their support.
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.