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Nebraska Recruiting: Scholarships Offered Among Big Visit Weekend

October 30, 2022

Despite the outcome on the field, recruits largely enjoyed their visits to Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Nebraska coaches casted a wide net, inviting national recruits from Kansas City, St. Louis, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as homegrown in-state kids.

The most attention-grabbing recruits were the Raiola brothers. Five-star junior quarterback Dylan and freshman Dayton were accompanied to the sidelines by their uncle and Nebraska offensive line coach Donovan Raiola about 25 minutes before kickoff. Dylan, the top prospect in the nation among the 2024 recruiting class, committed to Ohio State in May.

Nebraska also hosted Bo Hughley, a senior offensive tackle from Fairburn, Georgia. The 4-star prospect is committed to reigning National Champion Georgia. Hughley chatted up Nebraska commits Barry Jackson and Malachi Coleman on the sidelines.

Michael Boganowski, a junior linebacker from Junction City, Kansas, was one of the national visitors on the sidelines. The fifth-ranked prospect out of Kansas in the 2024 recruiting class gained offers from Kansas State and Kansas earlier this month. At the end of his visit, Nebraska extended him an offer as well. He’s an athletic 6-foot-2, 195-pound linebacker that defensive coordinator Bill Busch reached out to.

Junior offensive lineman Bodey McCaslin of St. Thomas, Illinois, made the trip to Lincoln for the game. He’s a 6-foot-5, 255-pound prospect with offers from North Dakota State and Central Michigan. He was previously coached by D.J. Vokolek and enjoyed meeting Nebraska coaches, past and present, as he posed for pictures with Hall of Famer Dr. Tom Osborne.

David Dossett, a 3-star receiver from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, also made the trip to Memorial Stadium. The junior enjoyed the visit and at the end was offered a scholarship. He received scholarship offers from Wisconsin and Kansas earlier this year. So far this season he has three touchdowns and 423 yards on 36 catches.

Nebraska also recently offered junior college prospect Denver Warren from Independence CC in Kansas. He’s a physical sophomore defensive tackle with 14 tackles this season. He was not in attendance for Saturday’s game.

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Elkhorn South’s Cole Ballard did it again. He ran for five touchdowns in the first-round win over Lincoln East on Friday. That came on the heels of a regular season where he put up 1,134 rushing yards on 118 carries, 275 receiving yards on 14 catches and 33 total touchdowns. In his last 22 career games he has scored 61 touchdowns. Ballard, the senior, also has recruiting interest from Kansas State, Wyoming, North Dakota State and South Dakota State, but no scholarship offers yet.

Bellevue West standout junior quarterback Daniel Kaelin powered the Thunderbirds to a 42-20 win over Papillion-La Vista South on Friday. Kaelin threw five more touchdowns to start the playoffs, adding to his regular season total of 32 scores. The 3-star prospect gained an offer from Kansas State last week.

Anthony Rezac was on the sidelines for Saturday’s Nebraska game, just hours after he put up four touchdowns in Omaha Westside’s win over Papillion-La Vista.

ICYMI

>> The Nebraska volleyball team overcame a midweek loss to reigning National Champion Wisconsin with a straight-set win over Maryland on Saturday night.

>> Denim Dawson hopes to expand his role for the Nebraska men’s basketball team this season.

>> The initial lines are in and Nebraska is a double-digit home underdog for Saturday’s 11 a.m. kickoff against Minnesota.

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