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Nebraska Recruiting: Players to Watch For 2022 Greg’s Guys List

December 02, 2020

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.

The December edition of the Greg’s Guys list is out.

The monthly list of my top 10 players in the class based on Nebraska’s needs, how a player fits in the scheme and talent. It typically drops the first Tuesday of each month. We have a repeat number one player as Hawaii linebacker Wynden Ho’ohuli has held on to the top spot. The list of players remained the same but there was some shuffling on the list. Defensive end Ru’Quan Buckley made a move up the chart with his pending announcement set soon.

Typically, in this space, I take you through three players who just missed the cut for the list. Since a lot of new names are not surfacing for the 2021 class, let’s switch that up again. Let’s go through a few names to know for the 2022 Greg’s Guys list.

Quinton Conley (Kansas City, Missouri)

The Huskers have double-digit offers out in the Missouri for the 2022 cycle. A refocusing of the efforts in the Show Me State is wise. The 4-star wideout (6-5, 190) from Kansas City has been on the Huskers’ radar for a few years now. He’s visited Lincoln for games a few times so he is plenty familiar with the program. Conley will definitely show up on the early edition of the 2022 Greg’s Guys.

Brenen Thompson (Spearman, Texas)

When you think through the type of do it all offensive weapon that Nebraska would love to always have in the offense you are thinking about players like Brenen Thompson. It’s not a stretch to say that he could be very similar to current Husker Wan’Dale Robinson. Competition will be stiff for him as he holds over 30 offers from around the country. He’s a dynamic athlete at 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds. He will make a college very happy.

Nyair Graham (Camden, New Jersey)

The New Jersey defender (6-1, 195) has really burst onto Husker fans recruiting radar recently. That happened when he had Nebraska in his final five schools this week.

Graham also announced that he would be announcing his choice on Dec. 5. He had 40 tackles, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble in just five games this fall. There will be a lot of 2022 prospect making decision over the next month and Graham is getting a jump on the others.

Recruit Watch

>> The Huskers are in the top six for Deonte Anderson who is a 2021 pass rusher from Florida.

>> Elkhorn South offensive lineman Isaac Zatechka picked up an offer from Darthmouth on Tuesday.

>> The Huskers have a new 2022 running back offer out. Oklahoma native Dontierre Fisher was offered after a call with Ryan Held.


>> The latest Mind Your Own Podcast with Erin Sorensen and Sausha Durkan is an ode to Sarah Fuller.

>> The Hail Varsity staff is back to answer your questions in the mailbag including should Scott Frost give up play-calling duties.

>> Jacob Padilla is back with Padding the Stats and has a 2020-21 high school basketball primer.

>> Allen’s offense and Stevenson’s defense lead Nebraska past South Dakota on Tuesday night.

>> Check out the video of Fred Hoiberg after that game and our photo gallery from the action.

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