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.
Prospects hear all kinds of pitches from schools as they go through the recruiting process. Style of play, campus life, coach pedigree and facilities are all common things talked about on the recruiting trail. One of the most common things you hear coaches say is that “we’ve got the best fans in America.”
When you sell out the spring game in back-to-back seasons, you have a solid claim to that title. So, what is it like for potential future Huskers to see the sea of red for the scrimmage? Sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor was in Lincoln for last year’s sellout and gave me his thoughts.
“I would just want to tell the recruits, be ready. It’s going to be a show, for one,” Taylor said. “Not just football. Fans come from everywhere and they know you. You may think that they don’t know you but as you are walking around town you have people coming up to you all the time. They say, ‘Hey, how are you doing’, very polite people. That was one of the biggest reasons I came here to Nebraska. The people are great here. On my visit I had a great time. The recruits will have a great time at the game and we [the players] will make sure they have fun after the game. Just being in the atmosphere of Nebraska football is something else.”
Nebraska will have large gathering of top targets on hand to see this year’s spring game. Many of them have been to Lincoln multiple times. They may have seen the stadium sold out in the regular season but it is a huge selling point for the Huskers that they have unmatched fan support.
It’s definitely something recruits will notice this weekend, just as Taylor did when he was being recruited.
.@CoachTuioti92 is ready for 90,000.#GBR pic.twitter.com/HKHYXukwNb
— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) April 10, 2019
>> Jack Tiarks, a 2020 linebacker from Iowa, was at the Huskers’ practice today.
Had an amazing time in Lincoln today. It was a great experience, thank you @CoachChinander @SeanDillonNU @coach_frost for having me! #GBR pic.twitter.com/AUHCXssOkD
— Jack Tiarks (@jtiarks01) April 10, 2019
>> 2019 signee Ty Robinson will be in the house on Saturday for the sold-out spring game. Fellow Arizona natives Javin Wright and Noa Pola-Gates will also be in Lincoln.
Lincoln, NE 📍☠️💀☠️ #GBR
— Lord Shaxx (@TyRobinson2124) April 10, 2019
>> Arizona 4-star WR Brenden Rice has a timeline in mind for when he’d like to have a college choice made.
Looking to commit at the end of summer before the football season.
— B Rice (@BrendenRice) April 10, 2019
>> A number of high-profile Huskers are not likely to play in the spring game on Saturday.
>> Scott Frost is ready for Nebraska to “play some football” on Saturday.
>> There is so much going on in Nebraska recruiting currently that we needed a midweek version of Big Red Recon. (Premium)
>> A new energy is around the football program bringing an increased level of competition.
>> Fred Hoiberg’s staff at Nebraska is starting to come into focus, writes Jacob Padilla.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.