Nebraska Recruiting: Looking Back At The Class of 2017
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Nebraska Recruiting: Looking Back At The Class of 2017

October 03, 2018

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.


After the departure of wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, something told me I should check out how the 2017 recruiting class is faring in their time at Nebraska. In short, things are not looking good. 

To break it down further here is a look at how the 2017 class is shaking out so far.

Best of Class (5)

Brenden Jaimes

Damion Daniels

Deontre Thomas

Austin Allen

Kurt Rafdal

Questionable Outlook (6)

Jaylin Bradley

Guy Thomas

Jaevon McQuitty

Chris Walker

Broc Bando

Departures/Didn’t Make It (9)

Ben Miles – transferred

Avery Roberts – transferred

Tristan Gebbia – transferred

Keyshawn Johnson Jr. – transferred

Willie Hampton – transferred 

Tyjon Lindsey – transferred

Andrew Ward – transferred

Elijah Blades – didn’t qualify

Deiontae Watts – didn’t qualify

That’s not a great success rate for a class that could still see more underperformers reveal themselves or could still have more transfers. If Nebraska is going to be successful going forward, they will need to have a much higher success rate than the previous staff.

Frost's No. 1 job in recruiting for this program is not to revive the walk-on program. It's to stop the complete whiffs on top-end talent. 

Recruit Watch

>>It’s not often that I post about a recruit’s dad but this is a special case. Four-star defensive tackle Nash Hutmacher from Chamberlain, South Dakota, is one of Nebraska’s top priorities for the 2020 class. His dad Joe can really get after it in the gym and showed that on Twitter. Bonus points for the shirt.

>>In the 2019 recruiting class, one of the top needs for Nebraska is a true pass rusher. This week, they offered outside linebacker Kuony Deng from Independence Community College. Deng actually visited Nebraska in May before having an offer and was excited by what he saw.

“I was really impressed. I enjoyed myself. I definitely was happy that I got to see everything and meet the coaches. I was definitely impressed.”

>>Husker fans are notorious for dominating online polls. Husker Nation needs to help out 2019 commit Garrett Snodgrass and vote for him to make it to the Under Armour All-American Game.

ICYMI

>>No Huddle is back to explore why Nebraska hasn't won a game.

>>Week 7 is here for the in-state commits for Nebraska and I took a look at previewing the week ahead.

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