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.
Nebraska hosted a smaller but important group of visitors this weekend. The weekend was mostly centered around 2021 prospects but Nebraska did host one official visitor. Alabama wide receiver Kris Abrams-Draine was on campus and posted a couple pictures from his visit while still in Lincoln.
— Kris Abrams-Draine🦍 (@KD1ERA) January 18, 2020
Defensive back Tyler Hibbler made the trip from St. Louis Trinity Catholic High School on Saturday. Hibbler was one of the 2021 prospects on campus to leave Lincoln with a scholarship offer from the Huskers. The defender, who stands at 5-foot-11 and 183 pounds, also holds offers from the likes of West Virginia, Arkansas, Iowa State and others.
— Tyler Hibbler (@t_hibb2x) January 19, 2020
In addition to Hibbler, the Huskers offered a preferred walk-on spot to a kicker/punter that was on campus this weekend. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, prospect Tyler Crawford was happy to get the offer from Nebraska.
— Tyler Crawford (@TylerCr81) January 19, 2020
Nebraska’s specialist situation continues to be fluid. I expect the team to leave no stone left unturned to avoid having a repeat of last season’s special team woes.
There was another offer that went out to someone who wasn’t on campus this weekend. California defensive back New Zealand Williams received an offer from the Huskers.
AFTER A GREAT CONVERSATION WITH @CoachTuioti92 IM VERY HUMBLED AND BLESSES TO SAY I HAVE RECEIVED AN OFFER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA 🔴⚪️#Huskers #GBR🌽 @ArmondSr @adamgorney @GregBiggins @BrandonHuffman @polynesiabowl @247Sports pic.twitter.com/qj3Ky8OzIc
— New Zealand Williams (@nzw_12) January 19, 2020
The 6-foot-2 defensive back also received an offer from Georgia this week. Williams told me that he’s very excited to get an offer from Nebraska and can’t wait to get to Lincoln for a visit. No date is locked in yet but he is working on it with his coach and the Nebraska staff.
All in all, it was a good weekend for Nebraska hosting visitors. They all made it to town despite the rough weather in the area. This weekend is a nice precursor to the bigger Junior Day next weekend that will feature even more top targets and players to watch. We will continue to have more reaction from the visitors in the coming days.
>> Assumption High School (Iowa) 2021 offensive lineman Tyler Maro had a good time on his unofficial visit in Lincoln this weekend.
I had a great time touring the facilities at Nebraksa today and learning more about the program. Thanks @coach_frost @GregAustin2717 @CoachChinander @zduval1 @SeanDillonNU for sitting down and talking with me today. Hoping to be able to come back sometime this spring#GoHuskers pic.twitter.com/iClVG9DuWC
— Tyler Maro (@tylermaro) January 18, 2020
>> Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan, a 2021 linebacker from Lincoln (Missouri) College Prep, picked up his first Division I offer from Iowa State. He’s been on Nebraska’s campus a few times for visits.
— Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan (@_Jermaine36) January 17, 2020
>> Defensive end target for 2020 Nusi Malani took an official visit to Virginia this weekend.
— Nusi Malani (@JuiceNus) January 17, 2020
>> Seth Malcom, a top 2021 inside linebacker target for the Huskers, visited Kansas State this weekend and picked up an offer. Malcom is scheduled to be in Lincoln next weekend.
— Seth Malcom (@SMalcom8) January 18, 2020
>> Add another in-state prospect to the Junior Day list for Jan. 25. Athlete James Carnie out of Norris High School will be in attendance.
— James Carnie (@JamesCarnie1) January 19, 2020
>> They aren’t recruits anymore but I’ll bend my own rules to include these new Huskers taking in a basketball game this weekend.
Lo & the guys out tonight seeing @HuskerHoops vs Indiana. #huskers 🏈supporting🏀 #GBR @HuskerFBNation @turnercorcoran @b_gunnerson @logan_smothers @BenhartBryce @GarrettSnodgras pic.twitter.com/uExg33zF5a
— Shane Smothers (@CoachSmothers5) January 19, 2020
>> Brody Brecht, a 2021 wide receiver from Iowa, spoke to Hail Varsity about his unofficial visit (Premium) this weekend and discussed his decision timeline.
>> As Jacob Padilla writes, Kelly Hunter is ready for her coaching opportunity with Nebraska after years of prodding from John Cook.
>> I took a look at new Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick’s recruiting history (Premium) and you might be pleased with what I found.
>> Nebraska basketball hung with Indiana again but still camp up short in a tight loss.
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.