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.
The top 8 commits from 2017 class for the #Huskers:
Tyjon Lindsey (gone)
Avery Roberts (gone)
Elijah Blades (never made it)
Tristan Gebbia (gone)
Jaevon McQuitty (fighting injuries)
Keyshawn Jr (gone)
Brenden Jaimes (starter)
Deiontae Watts (never made it)
— Greg Smith (@GregSmithHV) October 3, 2018
To break it down further here is a look at how the 2017 class is shaking out so far.
Best of Class (5)
Questionable Outlook (6)
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.
>>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.
— Joe Hutmacher (@joe_hutmacher) October 3, 2018
>>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.”
— Kuony Deng 🇸🇸 (@Kd_2Three) October 3, 2018
>>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.
— Garrett Snodgrass (@GarrettSnodgras) October 3, 2018
>>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.
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.