This weekend marks the second official visit weekend leading up the traditional National Signing Day on Feb. 6.
Nebraska will host two intriguing visitors this weekend as the staff looks to finish the class strong. Currently, the Huskers have 25 total commitments for the 2019 class. All but one of them signed already. Seven are already on campus as early enrollees.
Let’s breakdown where each of the two prospects are in their recruitment.
2019 Official Visitors
4-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston
Houston is relatively new on the radar of Husker fans but the staff visited him a couple of times before the early signing period. The former Texas commit took an official visit to Minnesota just before the early signing period opened but remains on the board. He is a talented player but the big question is if Nebraska has space in the 2019 class for both him and Charles Njoku if they both want to commit. Houston is friends with current Nebraska wide receiver Jamie Nance and it would not surprise me to see the Huskers make a big move with Houston this weekend.
3-star running back John Bivens
The former 4-star running back from Ohio did not play during his senior season and elected to spend the entire year rehabbing a previous knee injury. The staff really liked his junior film and kept in contact with him during the season, which is why it wasn’t a total shock when Bivens announced he would be taking an official visit to Lincoln this weekend. He is a real wild card for the class because on the surface it doesn’t appear that the team needs to add another running back. However, he would make sense if Nebraska just wants to bring in the “best available” players.
In this week’s Big Red Recon, I wrote that if the staff gives him the green light this weekend that I believe Bivens will be in the class. He is very high on Nebraska coming into the weekend.
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.