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.
Drop in on just about any school across the country and it’s likely the football staff is trying to upgrade the level of talent on the roster. With the exception of Clemson and Alabama—who are simply trying maintain the high level of talent on hand or replace outgoing first rounders—each recruiting cycle is a chance to upgrade for programs.
Nebraska has done its best to fill holes on the roster over the last two recruiting cycles, while also bringing in as many high-end players as possible. Each class should bring at least one prospect that fans just can’t wait to get a look at. In the 2018 cycle, that player was quarterback Adrian Martinez.
Running back Maurice Washington was also that type of prospect after his performance in the Under Armour All-American Game. One could argue that offensive lineman Cam Jurgens is in that category too.
In the 2019 cycle, the first person you think of is Wan’Dale Robinson. Nebraska posted this video on Saturday and Husker fans were buzzing.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 3, 2019
It’s hard to match that type of anticipation as a lineman but offensive tackle Bryce Benhart just might. Each year the Huskers need to have a few players that have a lot of buzz around them as freshmen. It’s not just recruiting hype but necessary to push the program forward.
It’s becoming the norm around college football for impact players to show what they can do early in their careers. If the Huskers can build a new tradition of doing that, it will go a long way toward getting Nebraska football “back.”
>> Nebraska made the top 10 for highly-sought after junior collehe defensive back Brian George.
Appreciate all the coaches who believed in me I’m blessed to have the opportunity to compete at a D1 level I have narrowed my recruitment down to 10 Schools 🙏🏾 #Top10 (no order) pic.twitter.com/CiZJlRsvyw
— BrianGeorge (@briangeorge1100) August 2, 2019
>> Missouri offensive lineman Monroe Mills committed to Oklahoma State over the weekend.
— Monroe Mills (@RoeMillsfootbal) August 2, 2019
>> The Huskers lost out on a different top JUCO cornerback, Marco Domio, who committed to Auburn.
I gotta make up for all them nights that my momma cried, I’m going in I’m putting everything on the line. 🎱🦋💕++ pic.twitter.com/wxFAwlpcdK
— Marco Domio 🦍 (@MDomio_) August 3, 2019
>> Nebraska must replace starters in the secondary but don’t call it a rebuild, writes Derek Peterson.
>> The Huskers have high expectations in 2019 but as several players said this week, they are taking it day-by-day.
>> The overseas trip for Nebraska basketball is a good thing for the team and a big opportunity for Dachon Burke Jr.
>> Nebraska coaching staff doesn’t want to compare things to Central Florida but it’s easy to see the difference a year makes.
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.