Nebraska Recruiting: No Stone Left Unturned for Huskers
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Nebraska Recruiting: No Stone Left Unturned for Huskers

October 08, 2018

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 Nebraska coach Scott Frost confirmed that former 4-star tight end Cameron Jurgens would move to center, I got to thinking. Not about Jurgens’ potential to one day anchor the offensive line, though admittedly I’m extremely intrigued by that. It instead confirmed again that Frost will leave no stone left unturned in his quest to turn Nebraska into a winner.

Frost has a big job ahead of him as Nebraska’s 0-5 record indicates. The job is big but not impossible because of the Huskers' history, the resources put into the program and Frost and his staff’s desire to succeed. Not every move will work though. For every Tre Neal transfer there is a Will Jackson situation too, but the point is about the effort.

When Ryan Held uncovers another junior college diamond in the rough, Travis Fisher finds the next Cam Taylor or Zach Duval gets a higher number of walk-ons ready to contribute physically, it will all bring me back to this same thought: this staff will do whatever it takes to get this program moving in the right direction. 

At a moment when the losses are piling up, it can be difficult to see these things. But this is a smart, creative staff that determined to find its way. 

Recruit Watch

>> As previously noted, Frost spoke about Jurgens moving to center. Here is a timely video from Duval showing Jurgens squatting.

>> The No. 1 Greg's Guy, running back Wandale Robinson‍, has an announcement date. Robinson was at Ohio State for an official visit last weekend and is considering Nebraska, Alabama, Kentucky and Purdue. 

https://twitter.com/robinson__era/status/1049427461732225029

>> This past weekend, two Husker targets took official visits to Boise State. Offensive lineman Dohnovan West has already taken his official to Nebraska, Week 1 of the season. Look for athlete Darien Chase to take one in the near future. 

https://twitter.com/dtw_61/status/1049351527062626304

>> Most schools are doing edits for recruits these days. A lot of schools are now working in pop culture references to grab prospects’ attention even more. Nebraska has a pretty slick ‘Venom’ edit floating around right now. This one in particular is for 2019 3-star cornerback Myles Bell who attends powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas in Florida.

>> Armauni Archie, a 3-star (HV Rating: 82.3) defensive back, has announced a commitment date and his top four schools. As you can see from the tweet, Nebraska, Washington State, Wyoming and San Jose State are the finalists here. 

Archie has only taken an official visit to Washington State.

>> One player we probably don’t talk enough about in the 2019 class is defensive end Mosai Newsom. Here he is during his high school game throwing the bones:

ICYMI

>> Derek Peterson explored Scott Frost’s belief that the team is “close” and has turned a corner.

>> Greg Bell officially announced his transfer along with the schools Nebraska blocked.

>> I caught up with junior college OLB Celestin Haba for this interview. (Premium)

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