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Nebraska Recruiting: Matt Rhule Football Camps Scheduled For Recruiting Quiet Period

April 06, 2023

The dates for this summer’s Matt Rhule Football Camps were released earlier this week, with all falling within two weeks in June. Along with general high school-aged camps, there are dates for younger ages and specific camps for specialists and fullbacks.

Each Matt Rhule Football Camp is scheduled to commence at the Hawks Championship Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants for those camps are high school freshman through seniors as of the fall 2023 semester. The first of those camps is June 4 with others on June 10, 11 and 16. A camp meant solely for specialists (kickers, punters and long snappers) follows the general position camp on June 10, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A fullbacks camp, open to fullbacks and running backs, is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 13.

A Friday Night Lights camp is scheduled for June 16 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Typically, those camps coincide with big recruiting weekends and attract recruits from across the country to participate. Because the entire camp schedule occurs in the NCAA recruiting quiet period, coaches are able to host potential recruits on campus.

Matt Rhule Youth Football camps will then be held June 19 and 20. Each day is separated by ages with third-to-sixth graders, 8 a.m. to noon, and seventh-to-eighth graders, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Coach Matt Rhule Football Camps are designed to give each individual athlete a solid foundation in the basic football fundamentals needed to excel at his specific position,” a description for the camp reads. “Nebraska head football coach Matt Rhule directs this program with assistance from his staff and guest coaches. This means you will receive the same expert coaching that every Husker player receives. This is a non-contact, skills teaching camp.”

Recruit Watch

Nebraska’s 2023 recruiting class may grow tomorrow. Rockhurst High School standout Andrew Sprague, the 4-star offensive tackle, will share his commitment on Friday. He visited Nebraska three times already, twice since Rhule took over. He visited Lincoln during the high-profile Junior Day last month. Sprague’s decision comes a week after he visited Michigan.

The nation’s top offensive tackle, Brandon Baker, included Nebraska in his spring plans earlier this week. Baker plans to visit seven different schools still this spring, including a stop in Lincoln for the Red-White Game on April 22. He’s a high-end 4-star recruit from powerhouse Mater Dei High School in California.

Preston Carey, the top-ranked defensive lineman in the 2026 class visited Nebraska’s practice on Thursday. Big Ten and SEC schools already offered the 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect out of East Newport, New York.

Nebraska extended two new scholarship offers earlier this week. One went to defensive lineman Jowhar Franklin, a big body in New Orleans. He is a 2024 recruit with one recruiting service giving him a 3-star evaluation. The Huskers also offered Jerrae Hawkins Jr., a 4-star receiver out of IMG Academy. Hawkins is a top-200 recruit in the 2024 class with top-end speed.


>> In his latest edition of Padding The Stats, Hail Varsity’s Jacob Padilla shares some of his takeaways from the college basketball season.

>> Nebraska baseball and softball teams are on the road this weekend. Follow Hail Varsity’s Drake Keeler for coverage on Husker baseball and Maren Angus-Coombs for softball coverage. While you’re at it, check out the latest episode of Behind The Plate with Nate Rohr and Maren.

>> The felony domestic assault case against former Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph was dropped earlier this week because the alleged victim was unwilling to testify. Authorities in Arizona, where she now lives, were unsuccessful in attempts to serve a summons and she emailed the prosecution to inform them she would not testify.

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