Nebraska Recruiting: Setting the Stage for Charles Njoku
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Nebraska Recruiting: Setting the Stage for Charles Njoku

January 25, 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.


Earlier on Thursday, 3-star (HV Rating: 87.8) wide receiver Charles Njoku‍ shared that he will be announcing his decision on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

The receiver from New Jersey is the younger brother of Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku and Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Evidence Njoku. The pass catcher is one of the top remaining targets for the Huskers this cycle. It’s pretty easy to see why since he stands at 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds with an 84-inch wingspan. 

Njoku would fit nicely into Nebraska’s offense as someone who has measurables and a skill set not currently on the roster. 

However, the main competition here appears to be UCLA. The former Missouri commit took an official visit to UCLA this past weekend so we are looking at a Chip Kelly versus Scott Frost battle. The Huskers would love to add Njoku and he would be the second player from The Garden State this cycle, joining Rahmir Johnson (should he choose Nebraska on Friday night, of course). 

Since so few spots are left open in this class (four max), each player making a decision from here on out becomes that much of a bigger deal. We’ll find out tomorrow night if the Huskers have landed another receiver that they covet. 

Recruit Watch

>> Nebraska defensive tackle target Matthew Pola-Mao posted a video getting some work in even though he is fresh off his Polynesian Bowl experience. 

>> Huskers 2020 offensive line target Reece Atteberry posted his junior film to Hudl today. 

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/8077509/5bbd89a9a676460b48491627

>> Scott Frost was all over Oklahoma today where the staff hopes to continue to make an impact. Frost and running backs coach Ryan Held stopped by Edison High School, which is home to 2020 running back Sevion Morrison (who had 3,100 total yards and 38 total touchdowns as a junior).

ICYMI

>> Since the staff is back on the road in full swing for Week 2, we are providing updates on their whereabouts throughout the week including who else Frost could be seeing this evening. (Premium)

>> Mike Babcock looks at Husker history, which says the longer Frost’s staff stays together, the better things will be for Nebraska.

>> Spring Game tickets will go on sale soon. You may want to pay attention if you hope to snag tickets after last year’s sellout. 

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