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Nebraska Recruiting: Quiet Time Means Leg Work for Coaches

September 06, 2022

Nebraska now enters a quieter period for recruiting. Sure, Sept. 1 brought the start for certain communications with high school juniors, but those aren’t immediately bringing the noise of commitments. It’s the leg work era.

The Huskers also aren’t awaiting a commitment decision within the next week either. Four-star cornerback Ryan Robinson Jr., who enjoyed his visit to Lincoln in June, hasn’t released an announcement date yet. He’s also received offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee and Colorado, among others.

Lincoln East standout Malachi Coleman moved up his commitment date to Oct. 15. That gives the Huskers a little over a month to make a final push in cementing a commitment from the hometown star. Coleman was at Memorial Stadium for Nebraska’s win on Saturday.

Nebraska currently ranks No. 37 in the Class of 2023 recruiting rankings, according to 247Sports. That puts them ninth in the Big Ten. The Huskers got a big boost last month with the commitment of 4-star edge rusher Cameron Lendhart from Florida.

A multitude of high school juniors and seniors shared their invitations to either the Georgia Southern or Oklahoma games. Nebraska is likely to get more visitors for Georgia Southern, because of the 6:30 p.m. kickoff. While Oklahoma is a marquee game featuring two huge programs, the logistics of high school football players arriving in Lincoln for a 11 a.m. CT kickoff brings more complications.

Recruit Watch

Bellevue West receiver Dae’vonn Hall is gaining attention from national outlets. The Huskers’ target has moved up Class of 2024 prospects lists and is now categorized a 4-star prospect, according to 247Sports and Rivals.com.

Nebraska line prospect Andrew Sprague of Kansas City, Mo., received a scholarship offer from Auburn last week. Sprague is a 6-foot-8, 4-star junior offensive tackle at Rockhurst High School. In addition to Nebraska, he’s also received offers from Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State, among others.

ICYMI

>> Injuries on defense have paved the way for young, homegrown Huskers to step up.

>> Nebraska coach Scott Frost discussed where the Huskers shift focus ahead of Georgia Southern on Saturday.

>> The Huskers are, for the third time this season, double-digit favorites against their opponents.

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