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Nebraska Recruiting: Reassessing the Big Board

January 30, 2019

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.

After this past weekend where Nebraska saw two top targets come off the board, it might be time to do a reset of just who is left on the table in the class of 2019. Wide receiver and pass rusher are two areas that Nebraska is still looking to add players, even after missing out on Charles Njoku and Dylan Jordan. 

Here’s a look at the remaining targets for the Huskers:

4-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston

Houston is a speedy pass-catcher from Oklahoma who was once a Texas commit. He took an official visit to Nebraska the weekend of Jan. 18 and has not taken another official visit since then. 

4-star outside linebacker Steven Parker

Nebraska has been a frequent visitor to Oak Cliff High School in Dallas during the contact period. Parker took a visit to Nebraska the weekend of Jan. 11 and has a trip scheduled to Kansas this weekend to check out Les Miles’ program. The defender has good pass rushing skills and racked up 20 sacks this season. 

JUCO defensive end/outside linebacker Soni Fonua‍ 

The junior college defender has taken official visits every weekend available since the contact period opened up including to Nebraska the weekend of Jan. 11. The Mesa Community College standout “felt at home” during his time in Lincoln. An official visit to LSU has been scheduled for this weekend in a late change of plans. 

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 leading to a January official visit. The question now is whether or not the Huskers have room for another running back in the class.

Nebraska has the space to take all four but could elect to save a spot of two so it can get into the graduate transfer market.

Recruit Watch

>> Former Nebraska running back commit Thomas Grayson picked up an offer from Kansas State. 

>> Nebraska offered a scholarship to 2022 defensive tackle Nasir Pearce, who already stands at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds. 

>> Jalen St. John, a 2020 offensive lineman from St. Louis, released some highlights that show why he is a coveted player. St. John is scheduled to attend Nebraska’s Junior Day on Feb. 2.


>> Derek Peterson took a look at the striking similarities between Wandale Robinson and Purdue’s Rondale Moore.

>> The frustrated Huskers look to get back to winning tonight against Wisconsin.

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