Nebraska’s home opener at Memorial Stadium on Saturday brought a swath of invited recruits to the sidelines.
The Huskers invited in-state, national and junior college recruits to see the 38-17 win over North Dakota. Most were Class of 2023 recruits but a few 2024 prospects were invited as well. There were 31 total invited for the opener.
Nebraska commits Sam Sledge (Creighton Prep), Gunnar Gottula (Lincoln Southeast) and Maverick Noonan (Elkhorn South) were among those listed. Bellevue West standout Caleb Benning and Lincoln East star Malachi Coleman, who have not committed, were also on the sidelines.
Jaden Reddell, a receiver out of Raymore Peculiar High School in Missouri, received an offer to join the Huskers during his visit. He is high school teammates with Jaidyn Doss, the standout receiver who committed to Nebraska back in June.
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Nebraska target Cole Ballard ran for 121 yards on 27 carries with three touchdowns in Elkhorn South’s 31-28 win over Millard South on Friday. Ballard was also invited to Memorial Stadium the following day.
Another invitee on Saturday, Aurora standout Chris Collazo, dominated Boone Central during the Huskies’ 34-13 win. He scored five all-purpose touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving), including runs of 80 and 79 yards.
York lineman Jude Collingham also made the trip to Lincoln on Saturday after the Dukes’ 24-0 win over Hastings. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman was a pre-season All-State selection before the start of his senior season.
Carter Nelson, the first in-state eight-man football player Nebraska offered a scholarship to in a decade, once again flexed against the competition. The Ainsworth standout has six touchdowns and two interceptions through two games. The Bulldogs have outscored opponents 136-28 this season.
Bellevue West standout Isaiah McMorris, who Nebraska has expressed interest in, tied a state record with a 99-yard touchdown catch on Friday. He separated from coverage, caught the ball at the 35 and simply outran the defense the remaining 65 yards.
Quientrail Jamison-Travis was invited to Saturday’s game during a bye week for the junior college prospect. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound lineman had a sack for Iowa Western CC in its opening 46-0 win over Dodge City on Aug. 27.
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