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Nebraska Recruiting: Midnight Oil Burned As Junior Period Starts

September 01, 2022

College coaches across the country readied their phones for 12:01 a.m. today. On the other end were high school juniors, some inevitably waiting for the onslaught.

Sept. 1 marked the beginning of the new recruitment period. Coaches are now able to contact and send recruitment materials to high school juniors.

The Huskers are casting a wide net for the Class of 2023. Three-star offensive guard Casey Poe out of Texas said Nebraska contacted him. Omaha Westside 3-star athlete Caleb Benning, Bellevue West 3-star quarterback Danny Kaelin, wide receiver Josh Jackson out of Louisiana and 3-star receiver Sanfrisco Magee out of Mississippi were all contacted within 12 hours by Nebraska.

Nebraska is also targeting Bellevue West 4-star receiver Dae’vonn Hall, who was most recently offered a scholarship by Arkansas.

Tennessee 4-star cornerback Jaylen Thompson received got a call and a graphic from Nebraska on Thursday. As did Brett Elliot, a three-star running back out of Massachusetts.

Greyden Grimes out of Waco, Texas, is also a target for the Huskers. He’s a 6-foot-6 defensive end and tight end who runs a 4.8 40.

Expect more names and phone calls in the upcoming weeks.

Recruit Watch

>> Along with the new recruiting period comes the possibility of gaining a commitment. However, it didn’t pan out in Nebraska’s favor this time.

Nebraska target Zalance Heard announced his college plans today. He imade his announcement around 4 p.m. CT. The Huskers had hoped for a potential lift from the 6-foot-6, 300-pound 4-star lineman out of Louisiana, but he committed to Nebraska’s main competition for Heard: LSU.


>> The Huskers look to break a seven-game losing streak stretching back to last season as North Dakota comes into Lincoln. Coaches have been encouraged by the team’s practice mentality this week.

>> Nebraska entered the season with a potential five-man rotation at running back. Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple said the running back group is not finalized.

>> No new Blackshirts were handed out this week. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander said Saturday’s performance wasn’t up to the program’s standard.

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