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Nebraska Recruiting: Selling the Huskers Brand on the Road

April 23, 2019

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. 

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.

Recruit Watch

>> The Huskers offered a familiar name on Tuesday. Marvin Harrison Jr., a 2021 wide receiver, picked up an offer from Nebraska. 

>> Florida wide receiver Marquez Bell included Nebraska in his top 10.

>> Avante Dickerson, a 2021 CB prospect from Omaha (Neb.) Westside, is starting to heat up. He picked up an offer from LSU on Tuesday. 

>> Former Husker Justin McGriff now holds an offer from Arkansas. 

ICYMI

>> 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)

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