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Nebraska Recruiting: Taking a Look Ahead to a Trio of 2023 Prospects

November 02, 2021

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 today the latest edition of the Greg’s Guys list came out. It had a lot of changes as three of the five players that were on the October list were new. This has been a recruiting cycle unlike any other that I’ve covered. We normally see several official visitors for the current class and a lot of movement on the big board. It’s much different this season. At this point it looks like the Huskers will struggle to take 13-15 players in the 2022 recruiting cycle.

Coach Scott Frost noted recently that the team will focus in more on finding immediate impact players from the portal and JUCO.

Because of that I kept the trimmed down Greg’s Guys list of five players just like last month. I’ve also included more JUCO players in the list. We do have a strong group of 2023 prospects to start looking at.

Let’s take a look at three players for the 2023 recruiting class who will have a chance to be on the Greg’s Guys list next cycle.

Defensive Back Jamison Patton

The Huskers hosted the Iowa athlete for a visit last weekend for the Purdue matchup. Patton (6-2, 190) came away with an offer from the Huskers that day. He was surprised by the offer but was happy to get it. Patton really enjoyed being in Lincoln for his first game at Memorial Stadium.

“It was incredible,” Patton said. “It was my first time being to a game at Nebraska and it definitely lived up to the hype. It was amazing.”

Patton will take a couple more trips this season. He plans to visit Minnesota and Northern Iowa. He will also return to Iowa State where he’s already visited this year.

Wide Receiver Beni Ngoyi

Ngoyi (6-4, 180) is one of the rising players to watch in-state for the 2023 recruiting cycle. The Huskers have kept in contact with him and have hosted him for a couple games this season. Most recently he was in attendance for the game against Purdue.

I saw Ngoyi play in person earlier this fall for Lincoln High. He was a standout at wide receiver and defensive back that night. Ngoyi was a frequent target when Lincoln High did pass the ball that night. However, I’m interested to see how he develops at defensive back. I thought he showed good instincts there. He recently picked up his first Power Five offer from Kansas.

Edge Rusher Denzel Moore

The Huskers are always on the search for potential impact edge rushers. Georgia native Denzel Moore could end up developing into one of those types of players. The defender (6-2, 235) announced on Twitter that he will be taking a visit for the Iowa game.

Moore isn’t exactly a new prospect on the scene. He already holds 30 offers now. That includes offers from Michigan, Auburn and Florida State. He was committed to Indiana, but has since opened his recruitment back up. With so much new interest coming in Moore intends to take a lot of visits to help sort of his process. Georgia has been good to the Huskers over this staff’s tenure. They hope that will continue into the future.

Recruit Watch

>> Iowa 2023 tight end George Williams enjoyed his visit to Lincoln last weekend.

>> Recent 2023 running back visitor Mana Tapusoa released his highlight video on Tuesday.

ICYMI

>> The latest episode of the Straight Up Breakdown podcast is here. I’m joined by Derek Peterson to start the great debate over Scott Frost’s job status.

>> Steve Marik has three observations from the Nebraska women’s basketball team’s win over Midland Monday night.

>> Nebraska volleyball is dodging wasps and working hard in preparation for the Illinois rematch.

>> The Blackshirts culture is key to their mindset ahead of the matchup with Ohio State.

>> Outside linebackers coach Mike Dawson explained how the Huskers can fix their leaky (Premium) run defense.

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