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Nebraska Recruiting: Recapping Joyous Day for New Huskers Around the Country

December 16, 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.


Wednesday was a great day for many around the country as it was the first day of the early signing period. The class of 2021 has been through a lot this year to get to this point. The day was a culmination of all the hard work they have put in as well. The Huskers had a drama-free signing day. All 19 of the team’s high school commitments signed before 10 a.m. CT, which is exactly how you’d hope things would go.

One of the really neat things about this day is seeing how excited everyone is to be making a dream come true. Though this year has been challenging on this recruiting class, they have made the most of it.

The reactions to the life-changing moment have been pouring in all day.

Wide receiver signee Latrell Neville summed things up very well.

Nebraska’s biggest signee, 4-star tight end Thomas Fidone, got a nice congratulations tweet from his high school.

Nebraska’s highest-rated defensive signee, Randolph Kpai, continued the tradition of Washington High stars playing for Nebraska.

Wide receiver signee Shawn Hardy feels very lucky to be in the position to sign with Nebraska.

Defensive back signee Marques Buford’s mom and coaches were very happy for him in his big moment too.

Check out the scene in Tabor, Iowa, where now former 8-man player Seth Malcom had his signing ceremony.

The Huskers’ latest commitment, Ru’Quan Buckley, was all smiles at his signing ceremony too.

Husker legacy and walk-on Sam Hoskinson made his dreams come true on Wednesday.

So did Creighton Prep athlete Alex Bullock, who Scott Frost shouted out on Wednesday as one of the best players in Nebraska this year.

In year that was so abnormal and brought so much uncertainty, it was nice to see players and families around the country enjoy a very special day. Despite the circumstances, it’s a day they’ll never forget.

Recruit Watch

>> Defensive line target Robert Jackson committed to Cincinnati on Wednesday.

>> Omaha Central 2022 offensive lineman Deshawn Woods is getting in some work during his offseason.

ICYMI

>> Check out Derek Peterson and myself catching up with some of the Huskers’ 2021 signees.

>> I did breakdowns for my top five early signing day Greg’s Guys. Thomas Fidone was No. 1. Randolph Kpai was No. 2. Henry Lutovsky was No. 3. Latrell Neville was No. 4 and Mikai Gbayor was No. 5.

>> I also broke down what Teddy Prochazka and Heinrich Haarberg mean to the 2021 class.

>> Erin Sorensen and I did a video reacting to the news and notes from signing day.

>> The latest episode of the Mind Your Own Podcast is out to address asking hard questions but not to expect concrete answers.

>> Scott Frost spoke with media on Wednesday about a drama-free signing day.

>> Omaha Westside defensive back Avante Dickerson elected not to sign with Minnesota on Wednesday.

>> Freshman Eduardo Andre is set to make his debut against Doane. Fred Hoiberg spoke about that and a few other subjects on Wednesday.

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