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.
It didn't matter if you were watching at home or at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. During Nebraska's loss to Northwestern on Saturday, it was obvious that Nebraska fans traveled well to the game. That’s not a big surprise since that has become a tradition when Nebraska travels to Northwestern. However, it still did not go unnoticed by the players even in defeat.
Thank you #HuskerNation for showing up in full force just like you always do. The best fans in college football!
— Luke Gifford (@luke_gifford) October 13, 2018
The tweet from Luke Gifford got me thinking. Recruits and their parents saw one of the best things about being part of Nebraska's football program on Saturday. I don’t believe there are many fan bases that travel that well for a game to see a team that is 0-5 heading into the contest.
At the same time, those recruits and parents also saw the current warts of the program with more uneven play. They saw a program still fumbling around in the dark trying to learn how to win again.
Just like on the field, Nebraska is currently unable to capture and sustain momentum on the recruiting trail. There was good news last week of multiple high-priority targets looking to set up visits or return visits to Lincoln. That was followed by a baffling loss on Saturday. That may not completely end momentum behind the scenes during the week, but it’d sure be nice to have a win for recruits to buzz about.
The Huskers will get another crack at it on Saturday against Minnesota, another team struggling to find its way under a new coach looking to completely change his team's culture.
With that said, Matthew Anderson, one of Nebraska’s offensive line commits, knows the process is still underway in Lincoln.
ITS ABOUT PROGRESS AND PATIENCE! #AllN
— Matthew Anderson #72 (@mateoanderson37) October 13, 2018
>> Nebraska linebacker commit Garrett Snodgrass continued his prolific high school career as he set more York records this past Friday.
We broke 3 school records in our game Friday night at Seward. @GarrettSnodgras broke our all time scoring record with 278 points. @Bradyd2323 broke the single game receiving record with 197 yards Garrett Snodgrass also broke the single game total yardage record with 403 yards. pic.twitter.com/SozmIUmCLQ
— York Duke Football (@YorkDukeFB) October 14, 2018
>> One of those recruits mentioned above that is looking to return to Lincoln for a visit before making his decision is running back Wandale Robinson. Hail Varsity reported that news in Friday’s Big Red Recon (Premium).
I’m amazed every week at the numbers he puts up and this week was no different.
Wandale Robinson tonight in Western Hills’ 42-34 win over Garrard Co:
288 yds & 5 TDs rushing
Threw a 35-yd TD pass
16 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 forced fumble & a sack
— Dan Rieffer (@drieffer) October 13, 2018
— Overtime (@overtime) October 13, 2018
>> Speaking of running backs that put up monster stats, check out this run from Zander Gray of Omaha North on Friday night:
— YurView Omaha (@YurViewOM) October 13, 2018
>> This is the time of year where players start decommitting from schools to look around. One of those happened this weekend that may interest Husker fans. Wide receiver Marlyn Johnson (6-4, 195) from Pennsylvania left the Rutgers class.
Please No Interviews at This Time pic.twitter.com/K4Qjvie5QP
— 〽️AR (@1marlynjohnson1) October 13, 2018
Johnson holds an offer from Nebraska.
>> Brandon Vogel took a look at just how confusing the latest loss was for Nebraska.
>> Derek Peterson has a look at Nebraska’s need to make one more play.
>> We got a peek into Nebraska football then and now from Erin Sorensen.
>> I offered 5 thoughts on Omaha North against Bellevue West.
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.