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This month several players have made their way to Lincoln to conduct private workouts with Nebraska. For the most part these players are all hoping to earn an offer from Nebraska. In the case of Iowa defensive back Jahsiah Galvin (6-2, 185) his goal was to continue to impress the coaching staff after picking up an offer from the team back in December.
Galvin hasn’t seen his recruitment blow up as expected this summer. The multi-sport athlete participates in football, track and soccer. He had a team high 38 goals last season for his school.
— Nathan Ford (@NathanTFord) June 3, 2021
June 18 was the first time that Galvin got a chance to meet the coaching staff despite being offered by them months ago.
“It was good,” Galvin said. “It was nice to get on campus and meet the coaches in person.”
During the one-on-one workout Galvin got a chance to be coached up by defensive backs coach Travis Fisher which he enjoyed. Fisher let him know that he ran a good 40-yard dash and Galvin thinks he did well in the workouts. After the workout Galvin was able to walk around the facilities and see Memorial Stadium. He also attended the Big Red Barbeque where the best thing he ate were the ribs.
“The barbeque was good,” Galvin said. “The food was good and the coaches were walking around the tables talking to everyone. I got to talk to most of the coaches with my parents.”
Aside from Nebraska Galvin also took an unofficial visit to University of Northern Iowa. He camped at Iowa State plus North Dakota State. The defender hasn’t sat down to make a list of the schools he wants to hit for games this fall but he will soon. In the meantime, he knows what he would love to improve in his game this offseason.
“I want to improve my ball skills and get better at high pointing footballs,” Galvin said.
Following Galvin’s recruitment through the rest of the 2022 cycle will be interesting. He has that early Nebraska offer but Fisher is so good at unearthing players for his position room. I still think Galvin has the look of a player who could blow up with a strong senior season this fall.
>>Kennedy McDowell, a 6-foot-4 edge rusher from Texas in the 2023 class, picked up a Nebraska offer.
After a great conversation with @CoachRHeld, I’m excited and humbled to have received an offer to further my football and academic dreams at the University of Nebraska! GO HUSKERS! @roberson_derick @FMHSRecruits @twftraining @CoachWilliamsII @TrustMyEyesO @coach_frost pic.twitter.com/mjCHpdKjxs
— Kennedy ”Mayhem” McDowell (@MayhemMcDowell) June 23, 2021
>>Colorado offensive linemen Jake Maikkula took a mid-week official to Nebraska.
— Jake Maikkula (@JakeMaikkula) June 23, 2021
>>Lincoln Southeast offensive lineman Gunnar Gottula picked up an offer from Iowa.
After a great talk with Coach Ferentz and Coach Barnett, I’m excited to announce I’ve earned an offer to the University of Iowa 🐤 pic.twitter.com/9VOrClAfgH
— Gunnar Gottula ⁷⁷ (@GottulaGunnar) June 23, 2021
>>Teitum Tuioti––Gottula’s Southeast teammate and son of Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti––took an unofficial visit to Washington this week.
— Teitum Tuioti (@TeitumT) June 23, 2021
>>Jake Maikkula shares some insight on his Nebraska visit and a decision timeline. (Premium)
>>Outside linebackers coach Mike Dawson is enjoying the continuity in his room as the Huskers prepare for 2021. (Premium)
>>Picking a favorite piece of sports memorabilia, a hypothetical (and interesting) quarterback race and more in this week’s Mailbag.
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.