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.
Bill Moos made his monthly appearance on Sports Nightly on Monday night. He covered a lot of ground during his hour on the show, sharing his thoughts on the success of the virtual spring game, the prospects of a 2020 season, Nebraska’s newest Hall of Fame class and more.
Adjusting to the new recruiting landscape has point of emphasis around the country. The old saying that recruiting is the lifeblood of a program is not lost on the Huskers’ athletic director.
“Recruiting never ends,” Moos said. “Even during these trying times, we are still recruiting hard in every way we can by following the rules. It is a day and night effort. Our coaches are doing an exceptional job.”
This post spring game time period is typically when coaches visit high schools, canvassing the country for new student-athletes. After losing out on hosting visitors during spring practice and for the spring game, things are tough from strictly a recruiting standpoint.
“The good news there is that we had an outstanding year recruiting that we just finished,” Moos said. “Again, another top 20 recruiting class. As I mentioned just a few minutes ago, the frustration is that we need to be working on that ’21 class and even down the road. We are doing everything we can within the rules to make sure we are on top of that. We’ve got some outstanding prospects out there that are extremely interested in the University of Nebraska.”
Moos knows that the football staff is excited to get back to the normal way they’d be recruiting right now. They’d like to be out on the road building relationships through their established networks with high school and junior college coaches.
Moos is also excited about the staff the Huskers have in place right now. The additions of Matt Lubick and Jonathan Rutledge have him thinking the staff is upgraded “even better than we had before.”
The Huskers are clearly not alone in missing this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. They are in a unique position though when it comes to the spring game being such an event. It’s a showcase for recruits to simulate what a true game day is like in Lincoln. Coach Scott Frost and his staff are doing what they can to stay connected to prospects in hopes of building out the class the way they hoped for this important 2021 cycle.
>> Illinois linebacker target Tyler McLaurin will be releasing his top five schools soon. The Huskers really like the defender from Bolingbrook High School.
I will be releasing my Top 5 on May 1st, 2020‼️‼️ @EliasKarras @beyondsportsIL @AllenTrieu @EDGYTIM @EJHolland_TW @SWiltfong247
— Tyler McLaurin ❄️ (@TMcLaurin21) April 21, 2020
>> Priority defensive end target Ryan Keeler got another Big Ten offer on Monday evening when Rutgers joined the fray.
VERY excited to announce I have received an offer from Rutgers University!! #Chop21 ⚔️🪓🛡 @CoachPanagos @GregSchiano pic.twitter.com/XQqIR6lbrL
— Ryan Keeler (@ryankeeler71) April 20, 2020
>> Husker offensive line commit Henry Lutovsky showed off a cool edit the Huskers did for him related to the NFL Draft.
— Henry Lutovsky I ⁵⁹ (@Luto_72) April 21, 2020
>> Nebraska cornerback target and January visitor Jimmy Wyrick committed to Stanford.
Trust the Process and and your goal will come true. #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/FjMolHLegV
— Jimmy Wyrick (@JimmyWyrick21) April 21, 2020
>> Kearney Catholic quarterback Heinrich Haarberg has added another option to his list. Ohio offered the dual-threat prospect on Tuesday.
>> During an uncertain time prospects and coaches are getting creative (Premium) amid COVID-19 recruiting restrictions.
>> Amy Williams talked transfers, cheeseburgers and more during her time on Sports Nightly on Monday.
>> Derek Peterson has a mock draft roundup of former Huskers for the upcoming NFL Draft.
>> Nebraska forward Kevin Cross announced his intentions to transfer on Tuesday.
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.