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Nebraska Recruiting: Leveraging Success in the NFL

February 01, 2019

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.

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. 

Recruit Watch

>> 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.

>> Offensive coordinator Troy Walters was out in California and stopped by La Habra High School. 


>> 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. 

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