Nebraska Cornhuskers fans release the balloons after the first touchdown against the Fordham Rams
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Nebraska Recruiting: Prospects Enjoy First Husker Game Visits Since 2019

September 05, 2021

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.


It had been since the matchup with Iowa in 2019 that the Huskers were able to have prospects on campus for a game. The team took advantage by hosting close to 50 prospects for the game. One of those players was Elkhorn North lineman Shan Acharya.

“It was amazing,” Acharya said. “When they say ‘there’s no place like Nebraska’ I see why.

“Getting to see the Sea of Red down on the field was surreal, but also the hospitality that the staff showed from the moment we walked in it. They truly cared about every guy there and nobody was just a number.”

Another player that got to take in the game was Lincoln Lutheran lineman Jack L’Heureux. The lineman (6-5, 245) was glad to get an invite to be on the sidelines for his first ever college football game.

“It was a great experience,” L’Heureux said. “I really appreciated the invite for the game! Having the ability to go on the sideline pre-game was just amazing.”

Lincoln East wide receiver Malachi Coleman made the short drive over to the stadium, too. He was happy to make it to a Nebraska game after being at Friday Night Lights this summer.

“The atmosphere was amazing,” Coleman said.

“Having a crowd like that and seeing all the players being so enthusiastic on the field it was a cool thing to watch.”

It sounds like the Huskers made a good impression with a lot of local prospects. There are a lot of names to know in the area who are having their film evaluated weekly by Nebraska. Saturday was a special day for a lot of players getting to take in their first college football game in person.

Recruit Watch

>> Papillion-La Vista wide receiver Tyson Money enjoyed himself at the Husker game.

>> Nebraska commit Grant Page has had a nice start to his senior season and is ready for more action.

>> Cross County athlete Cory Hollinger also had a good time at the game.

>> Scottsbluff defensive end Chance Symons got a chance to meet with Scottsbluff alum Garrett Nelson after the game.

ICYMI

>> Steve Marik has three thoughts from Nebraska’s 52-7 win over Fordham.

>> Brandon Vogel is here to explain why we shouldn’t take it for granted that Nebraska ‘made its extra points’ on Saturday.

>> North Platte defender Vince Genatone enjoyed the atmosphere (Premium) at Nebraska’s home opener.

>> Check out the Hail Varsity notebook (Premium) from the Nebraska-Fordham matchup.

>> Jacob Padilla’s play of the game was Samori Touré’s 8-yard touchdown run which was a no-brainer this week.

>> John Peterson and Eric Francis have you covered with a photo gallery from Nebraska’s big win.

>> Jacob Padilla emptied his notebook for the Ameritas Players Challenge (Premium) to give his takeaways.

>> Logan Smothers is Nebraska’s backup quarterback, which we probably knew all along (Premium) as Erin Sorensen wrote.

>> Chancellor Brewington scored a touchdown in his Nebraska debut. Drake Keeler is here to detail that and more about Brewington’s journey.

>> Markese Stepp helped Nebraska’s rushing attack make its debut against Fordham.

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