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Nebraska Recruiting: Setting up the Stretch Run

November 05, 2018

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.


After a very eventful week or so on the recruiting trail, things are simmering down publicly with Nebraska recruiting. There are no known decision announcements on the docket currently and the last two home games of the season are coming soon. The stretch run to the early signing period will be quite interesting for Nebraska.

The Huskers now know their next matchup with Illinois is an 11 a.m. kickoff. That will make for a tricky official visit day. I wouldn’t count out having a visitor or two though because some high school seasons are already done (depending on playoffs). It feels like the Huskers’ recruiting staff was prepared for that 11 a.m. kick to happen though. Especially considering the fact that the Michigan State game is the one loaded up with scheduled official visitors right now. 

The Huskers currently sit at 20 known commits. They will likely take between 26-30 players in this class. That leaves six to nine spots to fill with plenty of official visits left to use both in the final two home games and once the season ends. Keep in mind that Nebraska has a plan in place to host players once the season ends and save a few official visits for the spring and summer for 2020 prospects. 

There is also a very good chance that almost every player committed when the early signing period rolls around will sign in December. So right now, Nebraska sits in a good position with the 2019 recruiting class while having hosted a number of the staff's top 2020 regional targets. The trick over the next six weeks will be taking the next step with the 2019 class. There are enough top targets left on the board to take that step.

More to come on that throughout the week. 

Recruit Watch

>> During what was supposed to be the season opener against Akron, Dohnovan West, a 3-star offensive lineman from California, took an official visit to Nebraska. West announced his college decision on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/dtw_61/status/1058812223835926528

>> Brison Cobbins, a running back from Kansas City, has been to Lincoln a couple of times as an unofficial visitor. He released some highlights on Saturday.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/7648723/5bddcb40d21b13063016b92d

>> Nebraska’s two 2019 wide receiver commits made big plays during their games on Friday. First, Jamie Nance:

Then new commit Darien Chase:

ICYMI

>> Brandon Vogel wrote his post-game column on a fantastic moment for Adrian Martinez.

>> The play of the game was JK Dobbins’ 42-yard touchdown run, Jacob Padilla breaks it down.

>> The Huskers came into the game feeling disrespected and left frustrated, writes Derek Peterson.

>> Was Michigan really “bottom” after all? Erin Sorensen takes a look at that notion.

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