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.
Over the weekend, there were over 80 recruits on hand for Nebraska’s annual Red-White Spring Game. There was plenty of talent roaming the sidelines and at midfield before the game.
What about the talented Nebraska players that weren’t in Lincoln? Nike’s The Opening event in St. Louis also took place this weekend, giving players in the region a chance to show their skills.
Nebraska commit Zavier Betts put together the fourth best SPARQ score of the event with a 122.22. Betts was officially measured at in 6-foot-2 and 197 pounds. He ran a 4.67 in the 40 and added a 36.6-inch vertical jump. The Huskers are getting a terrific athlete with a good size/speed combination.
Ty Hahn, a 2020 Johnson-Brock wide receiver, is rapidly becoming a player to keep an eye on. He’s been on campus quite a bit for games and the Nebraska staff is aware of him. Hahn officially measured at 6-foot-2 and 186 pounds. He ran a 4.65 40 and posted a 35.2-inch vertical for a total SPARQ score of 112.77. Nebraska has currently not offered Hahn but he does hold an offer from North Dakota.
Bellevue West running back Jay Ducker did very well for himself in St. Louis too.
— Jay Ducker (@DuckerJevyon) April 14, 2019
There were plenty of Nebraska targets represented in the top 10 of wide receiver and tight end SPARQ scores.
— Ronny Torres (@RonnyTorresSS) April 15, 2019
AJ Henning, Marcellus Moore, Tommy Guajardo and Mookie Cooper have all received Nebraska interest (in addition to the players discussed above). It will be interesting to see which of the top players at The Opening make it to Nebraska’s campus this summer after not being able to come to the spring game.
>> Arizona pass-catcher Tommy Christakos enjoyed his trip to Nebraska. Fellow Arizona native and defensive back signed Noa Pola-Gates is ready for him to make the move.
Make the move 🤞🏾
— Neshia Tocøld (@83vonna) April 14, 2019
>> Jaheim Bell, a 4-star athlete from Florida, committed to the Gators over the weekend.
— Jaheim Bell 🧟♂️ (@dba_bell) April 13, 2019
>> Kendal Septs, a 3-star offensive tackle from Texas, committed to Houston this weekend.
— Kendal Septs (@KendalSepts1) April 13, 2019
>> The Hail Varsity staff took a stab at projecting Nebraska’s 2019 depth chart following the spring game.
>> Omaha Burke star Xavier Watts spoke to Hail Varsity and explained how he is still surprised at the fan support for Nebraska. (Premium)
>> Tommy Christakos’ expectations were blown away during his visit to Lincoln for the spring game. (Premium)
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.