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.
Nebraska hosted a big (6-7, 275) offensive tackle prospect for the first practice of the spring. Roger Rosengarten, a 3-star offensive tackle from Valor Christian High School in Colorado was on hand to see the Huskers kick off spring ball on Monday.
Rosengarten told me that he had a really good visit and that the Huskers have set the bar for his upcoming slate of visits. After Nebraska, he is visiting Oregon, UCLA, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Iowa and Oklahoma before narrowing things down.
He wants to take his official visits this summer and have a decision before his senior season so that’s why he and his family have such an aggressive visit schedule. The lineman did say that Nebraska will definitely be in the running for one of his official visits.
The Huskers were actually Rosengarten’s first scholarship offer last September when he visited unofficially for the Purdue game. He is former high school teammates with Huskers early enrollee quarterback, Luke McCaffrey.
On Tuesday, Nebraska media had its first opportunity to sit down with new defensive line coach Tony Tuioti. There were lots of things to discuss with him during his 30-minute session. One thing I wanted his thoughts on were the adjustments that he needs to make now that he is coaching and recruiting to Nebraska.
“You have to get bigger guys. Big guys that are stout and can play the run,” he said. “Then some athletic guys to be able to go chase the quarterback when it’s time to get it. At the last school I was at, it’s a different scope that we had to use because of the academic process. Here it is a little more open. I can recruit more diverse players. You can start taking a look at the junior college programs and what type of players you can get out of there. Then just the brand itself. At Cal, it’s tough because it’s hard to get kids from the East Coast to come there. Nebraska is central so you can really get kids from both coasts.”
One of his first scholarship offers after taking over the job in Lincoln was to Iowa Western defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey so it looks like Tuioti is ready to hit the ground running with his ability to cast a wider net in recruiting.
>> Marvin Scott, a running back target out of Florida is lifting some serious weight.
405 Bench Press 💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/zpLieE8OSk
— Marvin Scott III (@Mscott4__) March 5, 2019
>> Quin Bright, a major wide receiver target from Texas has visits on his mind. The Huskers would love to see him in Lincoln this spring.
>> Incoming offensive lineman Michael Lynn is working on his game while he waits to join the team in the summer.
— Michael Lynn (@MichaelLynn77) March 5, 2019
>> Erin Sorensen has your recap of what Nebraska players said during Tuesday’s availability.
>> The Huskers are seeing small changes in the spring that may pay off in the fall, writes Brandon Vogel.
>> Amid the Heisman talk, Adrian Martinez is focusing on becoming a better leader.
>> Get to know defensive line coach Tony Tuioti better with this recap of things he said to media on Tuesday.
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.