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, Jan. 7 the new semester starts at Nebraska meaning the holiday break is almost over. This weekend is also when Nebraska’s early enrollees will be arriving on campus.
The Huskers have seven players who will be arriving this weekend. Athlete Wandale Robinson, inside linebacker Nick Henrich, wide receiver Jamie Nance, defensive end Brant Banks, quarterback Luke McCaffrey, outside linebacker Garrett Nelson and tight end Chris Hickman will all begin their collegiate careers shortly. Each player is expected to go through winter conditioning and spring practices, which are both important in the quest to nab early playing time.
These days freshmen are coming into programs and making their presence felt right away all over the country. So, which players in this group have the best opportunity to contribute early?
Of the seven coming in, four separate themselves from the pack in my mind. Nelson, Henrich, Nance and Robinson should all have a great chance at seeing the field early. It’s not going out on a limb at this point to say that I expect Robinson to figure heavily into Nebraska’s offense from day one. How much any of these four see the field will depend on a lot of still-unknown factors at this point. However, each of them could help bolster Nebraska’s special teams units right away.
It feels far away but we are just a couple of months away from spring ball getting started. The Red-White Spring Game is on Apr 13.
>>Speaking of Wandale Robinson, he was named a high school All-American by MaxPreps. Having a season where you score over 40 total touchdowns will bring you some honors.
>>Bryce Benhart’s dad, Gene, posted a cool picture to social media of the Huskers trio at the U.S. All-American Game.
— Gene Benhart (@GBJr43) January 3, 2019
>>The Nebraska men’s basketball team lost a close one against Maryland and Jacob Padilla has your recap.
>>Take a look at the former Nebraska players that made the NFL Playoffs.
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.