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Nebraska Recruiting: Omaha North Defensive Lineman Tyson Terry Happy Being Back on Campus

March 06, 2022

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.


There are a lot of players in the state of Nebraska with a bright athletic future. Class of 2025 lineman Tyson Terry from Omaha North is one of those prospects. He was offered a scholarship by the Huskers back in January. It’s pretty rare for a player in Nebraska to get an offer so early. Terry got his offer after finishing his freshman year of football. Nebraska didn’t waste any time getting him an offer as it refocuses on in-state players.

“It definitely felt great,” Terry said. “That was something that I’ve always been waiting for since a young kid just growing up watching the Huskers. Finally, being able to maybe even play for them one day. It was awesome.”

Terry returned to Nebraska’s campus this weekend for Junior Day. It was the first time he’d been back since getting offered by the team. He enjoyed the photoshoot, getting to watch practice and seeing the facilities. He admitted that it’s a different feeling being on the visit after getting the offer.

“It felt good. It was like it was the place to be,” Terry said. “I got to say what’s up to some of the coaches. I met with Coach [Erik] Chinander, [director of high school relations] Coach Wilhite, [director of player personnel] Coach Dillon. It was fun just getting to build a better relationship with all of them.”

The Omaha North prospect said that it was exciting to see the pads popping out on the practice field. It was physical with the players getting after it and fired up. The Huskers have talked to him about offensive and defensive line. It was the defensive linemen that caught his eye while in Lincoln.

“I was more watching Nash Hutmacher and Ty Robinson,” Terry said. “Basically, my position, just seeing some of their techniques and some of their movements. I was just washing my position to see some things I might pick up on and get better with.”

The finer points of defensive line technique and playing with better leverage are things that Terry wants to work on this offseason. The state champion wrestler noted that his wrestling background helps him with that. Wrestling helps him in the trenches with using his hands and also his footwork.

Terry didn’t get an opportunity to speak with defensive front coach Mike Dawson on this trip. He did have a chance to spend time with Chinander who he gets along with well and said he is a big fan of. Terry plans on coming back to Lincoln for the spring game on April 9.

It’s early in the process for the 2025 prospect. He has benchmarks that he’s using to evaluate the schools recruiting him. He’s looking at how he fits in the defensive scheme, the academics and his relationship with the coaches. Terry wants to find a place he’s comfortable living during his four or five years of college.

Recruit Watch

>> Nebraska priority 2023 defensive back target Braeden Marshall picked up an offer from Clemson this weekend.

>> The Huskers offered 2023 legacy athlete Mateaki Hulu on Saturday.

>> Bellevue West 2024 quarterback Daniel Kaelin was offered by Missouri.

ICYMI

>> East St. Louis 2023 offensive lineman Paris Patterson “instantly fell in love” with Nebraska during his visit.

>> Nebraska made an offer to Kansas 2024 athlete BJ Canady at Junior Day. I got his thoughts on his recruitment so far.

>> Caitlin Clark and Iowa were too tough as Nebraska fell in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

>> Jacob Padilla has you covered with a 2021-22 Nebraska State Basketball Tournament preview.

>> Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander talked making the ball bounce and werewolves off the edge this week.

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