Hot Reads: The Watch Lists Are Here and Mo Barry Is on One
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Nebraska Recruiting: The Huskers’ Secret Weapon On The Trail

November 21, 2018

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.


Peer recruiting is a very popular term nowadays. Typically, when you think of players helping to recruit to your class, you think of other prospects helping out via social media or via text. In fact, the current Nebraska commits for the class of 2019 have a lively group chat that has been talked about quite a bit. 

One overlooked aspect of a team’s recruiting can be how well the players on the team sell the program as player hosts when official visitors come to town. The Huskers do have some players that come up a lot when I talk to prospects. Tate Wildeman, Casey Rogers, Cam Taylor and Brendan Jaimes are just a few of the names that came up when I talked to players that were here for the Michigan State game. 

However, there may be one name that trumps them all: Mo Barry. The junior linebacker from Grayson High School in Georgia has really taken to being an ace recruiter for the team according to his position coach Barrett Ruud. 

“Oh yeah, he’s pretty outgoing. He’s easy to talk to. He’s a guy, you know . . . he’s always volunteering to do something for the team. He’s probably our No. 1 recruiter, you know, including coaches, so he recruits hard for us. He’s always talking to his Georgia guys, trying to get ‘em up here.

“He’s one of the first guys to meet recruits when they come on campus, so he really does a good job, just being all-in for Nebraska. He takes a lot of pride in it. He loves the state. He loves the team. And he does whatever he can for it.”

It probably doesn’t surprise many Husker fans that Barry has so much love for his team and state. It also doesn’t hurt one bit that Barry is from a state that Nebraska would really like to get a strong presence in during the Frost era. It’s also just pretty neat to see an out-of-state player take so much pride in playing for Nebraska because that can be impactful on prospects that visit Lincoln.

Recruit Watch

>>Nebraska wide receiver commit Jamie Nance has a time and date when he will be signing with the Huskers. The early-enrollee announced it on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/JN3_era/status/1064969451852972032

>>Nebraska linebacker commit Nick Henrich played in his final high school football game last night as his team won a state championship and completed an undefeated season. Henrich had a nice message on the way out.

>>2020 TE Jonathan Odom visited Nebraska this weekend and really liked what he saw. Odom also released his season highlights.

http://www.hudl.com/v/2ALQg7

ICYMI

>>Michigan State’s offense is helping Nebraska prepare for Iowa this week.

>>Derek Peterson explored the concept of the two-for-one season for Scott Frost.

>>The latest Lo-Down explores Lauren’s proudest moments and biggest regret as a Husker.

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