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.
One of the key factors when defensive line coach Tony Tuioti took the Nebraska job before spring practice was the Huskers’ brand. He knew coming into the job that Nebraska is a national brand with a great tradition.
Now that he is able to get out on the road with a Nebraska polo (and hat) on, he must be excited to sell the program, right? Well, the sell isn’t as hard as you might think based on what he told me earlier this month.
“If kids don’t know everything about your school and you don’t have much to talk about, you really have to sell hard,” Tuioti explained. “Nebraska has won for years. It’s something that you don’t really have to sell too much. Kids know about Nebraska. They are recruiting us too, to see how we are. With the Nebraska brand, it’s a mutual thing. We are going to recruit them but they recruit us too because they want to be part of it.”
On Tuesday, Tuioti traveled through Connecticut to spread awareness about the Nebraska brand.
Leaving no stone unturned when spreading the @HuskerFBNation brand in Connecticut🤙🏽#GBR #BlackShirts ☠️☠️#SpringRecruiting pic.twitter.com/B3jFwWDpL0
— Tony Tuioti (@CoachTuioti92) April 23, 2019
St Thomas More is home to a pair of committed 4-star defensive tackles. Jeffrey M’ba (Virginia commit) and Lamar Goods (Kentucky commit) are both prospects of interest at the school. That brand will become even more powerful on the recruiting trail if (and when) the Huskers start racking up wins this fall.
>> The Huskers offered a familiar name on Tuesday. Marvin Harrison Jr., a 2021 wide receiver, picked up an offer from Nebraska.
Happy to say I have received an offer from the University of Nebraska #Huskers 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ZRrZJBvywp
— Ju (@MarvHarrisonJr) April 23, 2019
>> Florida wide receiver Marquez Bell included Nebraska in his top 10.
LONG LIVE T💜🕊 @JohnGarcia_Jr @ChadSimmons_ @Trapp_SETA229 pic.twitter.com/U9jqHbelTL
— Quez Bell 🐐 (@Mbell_TheGoat) April 23, 2019
>> Avante Dickerson, a 2021 CB prospect from Omaha (Neb.) Westside, is starting to heat up. He picked up an offer from LSU on Tuesday.
Blessed to receive an offer from LSU 🐯 pic.twitter.com/pq7uAuQmB5
— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) April 23, 2019
>> Former Husker Justin McGriff now holds an offer from Arkansas.
Blesssed to revive an offer from Arkansas pic.twitter.com/TrpchuWDub
— Justin Clift Mcgriff (@JustincliftM) April 22, 2019
>> Jacob Padilla is here to review Nebraska basketball’s core four from the 2018-19 season.
>> Husker basketball 2020 commit D’Andre Davis spoke with Jacob Padilla and told him Nebraksa felt like a good fit for him. (Premium)
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.