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.
On Monday, we got a glimpse into how the Husker football team was relaxing and refueling after the first day of summer conditioning when head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval tweeted this picture out.
Kicking Off Another Summer of Strength and Conditioning with Family! #huskerpower #WarDaddyUp @HuskerFBNation @fuelingtactics pic.twitter.com/v4xvG6JwYl
— Zachary Duval (@zduval1) May 14, 2019
If it feels like summer conditioning is starting earlier than normal, it’s because it is. The Huskers are getting a full two-week head start on what they used to have for summer conditioning. Nebraska will have a full eight weeks of summer conditioning including another session with The Program, led by former special forces commander Erik Kapitulik.
As the Huskers are fully turned over to Duval, it brings me back to this quote from Frost during his signing day press conference.
“I said this after the Iowa game, but there were a few games this year where, looking across the 50 at other people warming up, I thought teams were bigger than us and that’s not supposed to happen at Nebraska,” Frost said. “The Nebraska I know is bigger, stronger and more physical than other teams. We certainly have some of those guys on our team right now but we need more of them. We wanted to get bigger, particularly on the two lines, but also in other areas and other positions. We weren’t just recruiting size, we wanted good players and good athletes. I think we were able to fill those needs for the most part.”
This summer will be absolutely critical to Nebraska’s season. Not just for the new arrivals that fans and coaches are excited to have join the fold but also for overall strength and staying healthy. The Huskers are dangerously thin at a few spots as we start to ramp up for the 2019 campaign so having everyone come through this healthy is key.
Summer. Workouts. Start. Now. #GBR pic.twitter.com/7npCf8jgOi
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) May 13, 2019
>> The battle for Omaha Burke wide receiver Xavier Watts continues as Notre Dame was through the school to see him on Tuesday.
Thanks to @NDFootball OC Chip Long for stopping by today!! pic.twitter.com/Hnzghl86Qg
— OmahaBurkeFootball (@BurkeFootball) May 14, 2019
>> The Huskers offered 2020 offensive lineman Al Harrison when Tony Tuioti was making the rounds in Utah.
Extremely blessed to Announce I’ve received a offer from The University of Nebraska!! @CoachTuioti92 @bangulo @D1Coaching @CoachKeith_NP pic.twitter.com/uRReYHoysu
— Alex (Al)Harrison (@BigAlHarrison1) May 13, 2019
>> Desmond Tisdol, a 2020 linebacker from Georgia picked up an offer from the Huskers on Tuesday. Tisdol is from the same high school as former Husker Alfonzo Dennard.
Blessed to receive an offer from Nebraska🌽❤️🖤 @ChadSimmons_ @Mansell247 @RecruitGeorgia @NEB_Recruiting @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/AYBheLv5uw
— Desmond Tisdol⭐️ (@Des_Tisdol) May 14, 2019
>> Former Husker legend Bobby Newcombe got a surprise on Tuesday when Barrett Ruud made a recruiting visit to the high school where he coaches.
Super excited to have a surprise visit from my alma mater University of Nebraska . Thank you @BarrettRudd for stopping by @HuskerFBNation pic.twitter.com/wmxMGvw52w
— Bobby Newcombe (@CoachNewcombe) May 14, 2019
>> Late on Monday night, Nebraska basketball landed another commitment when Kevin Cross joined the fold.
>> Scott Frost joined the Jim Rome Show to talk culture, Year 2 expectations and more.
>> Jacob Padilla took a look at Fred Hoiberg’s hit rate in recruiting since taking over the program.
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.