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Nebraska Recruiting: Special Bond Being Built Between Commits
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Nebraska Recruiting: Special Bond Being Built Between Commits

November 27, 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.

Pretty quickly after the Nebraska’s matchup with Iowa ended last weekend, something really cool happened on Twitter. Preferred walk-on punter Grant Detlefsen from Lincoln Southeast sent out a tweet to members of the 2019 recruiting class to rally the troops.

Soon after the tweet went out, Chris Hickman, Garrett Nelson, Jamie Nance, Nick Henrich and Dylan Jorgensen all responded with various memes to let Detlefsen know they were ready to roll. On one hand, this is incoming recruits having some fun on social media. On the other, I actually think this is symbolic of the type of bond that has been built behind the scenes within this class.

This 2019 group is really close. I’ve talked here and other places about the infamous group chat that they have. In that chat, the guys like to joke around, encourage each other and provide updates on how their respective seasons are going. Through all of that, there seems to be a big common goal within the class: restoring Nebraska to championship level football.

Chris Hickman, Garrett Nelson and Nick Henrich walk arm and arm on sidelines of football game

Greg Smith
Chris Hickman, Garrett Nelson and Nick Henrich before the Colorado game.

If this class ends up helping to get the team back to where Scott Frost and Husker fans want it to be, we are going to end up talking a lot more about the relationships that were built as recruits and how it translated to on-field success.

Recruit Watch

>> Xavier Watts, 2020 Omaha Burke wide receiver, released his junior season highlights on Sunday night. Check them out and you will see why I think he is a must-get for the Huskers in the 2020 class.

>> The Huskers have been moderately on the hunt for another junior college defensive lineman in this class. There’s one off the board now that holds an offer from the Huskers as Trevon Mason from Navarro College committed to Arizona.

>> Brison Cobbins, a 2020 Kansas City running back, was a frequent visitor on the sidelines at Nebraska this season. Check out his highlight tape where he displays his 4.37 40-yard-dash speed.

>> The Huskers offered 2020  Jaheim Bell from Valdosta, Georgia. Bell stands at 6-foot-3, 210 pounds. He is the cousin of current Nebraska wide receiver Mike Williams.


>> Over in The Varsity Club — our premium message board — we’ve been recapping where the Huskers’ staff has been and letting people know where they are going next during the contact period.

>> Take a look to see how the staff did with their 2018 season predictions. Spoiler alert: I did not do well.

>> Derek Peterson explores if was Year 1 for Frost was a success at Nebraska.

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