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.
This Sunday, three of the more popular Huskers in the recent era will be participating in the Super Bowl in Atlanta: Ndamukong Suh, Zac Taylor and Rex Burkhead.
Suh stars on the defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams, while Taylor helps coaches the quarterbacks. The New England Patriots are home to Burkhead.
Something that comes up fairly often in relation to recruiting is whether or not Nebraska gets enough juice out of Suh. Not only is he well-known from playing at Nebraska, but he also made a great run for the Heisman Trophy as a senior. The Huskers have started to mend fences with Suh and, as a result, started to promote his accomplishments in the NFL more.
Three days away from #SBLIII.
@RBrex34 + @NdamukongSuh tore it up in the Scarlet & Cream. No surprise they're playing for the Lombardi Sunday! ⏪💨💥#ThrowbackThursday x #ProBigRed pic.twitter.com/9Irb2DLmv0
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) January 31, 2019
Taylor was the last Husker to win conference player of the year, Burkhead is beloved in Nebraska and Suh is one of the most dominant defenders in school history. Going forward, Nebraska will need to continue to promote them (and other greats like Lavonte David) until Frost helps guide more Huskers into the NFL.
If their early work is any indication, the Huskers will do just fine in promoting their next crop of stars which can only help with recruiting.
>> Nebraska made the top 10 for Kris Abrams-Draine, a 2020 wide receiver from Alabama. He attends the same high school as 2019 defensive back target DJ James, who committed to Oregon this month.
>> The Huskers had one of their quality control analysts, Jack Cooper, out on the road today. He was in North Carolina and made an offer to 2020 defensive end Desmond Evans.
— Lee County Football (@LC_JacketsFB) January 31, 2019
>> Offensive coordinator Troy Walters was out in California and stopped by La Habra High School.
Really enjoyed sitting down and talking with University of Nebraska coach @CoachWalters1 bringing Nebraska football back to the top! Thanks for coming to La Habra to discuss our guys!
— Coach Mazzotta LH FB (@LHHighlanders) January 31, 2019
>> Let’s run it back with Jacob Padilla looking at Nebraska’s lineups against Wisconsin.
>> The Hail Varsity staff answered a range of questions in this week’s mailbag including what everyone’s perfect dunk would be.
>> Take a look at how the Huskers made strides on the first play of a new possession with Derek Peterson.
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.