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Nebraska Recruiting: The Latest on Huskers’ Commits and Targets Heading Into July

July 05, 2022

Recruiting never stops and it’s easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Hail Varsity recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.


What’s the latest on Nebraska’s recruiting targets (and recent commits)? It’s a question we tackled on our YouTube channel earlier, but let’s go over specifics.

First, the good news. Nebraska has added three commitments to its 2023 recruiting class since Saturday: Georgia wide receiver Barry Jackson Jr., Louisiana wide receiver Omarion Miller and Texas linebacker Dylan Rogers. The trio are commitments 11, 12 and 13 to Nebraska’s class, with both Miller and Rogers making their announcements Tuesday afternoon.

Rogers’ commitment is especially good news after Phil Picciotti, a 4-star inside linebacker from Perkasie, Pennsylvania, committed to Oklahoma on Monday. While Nebraska would have loved a commitment from a player like Picciotti, getting the commitment from Rogers checks off a big piece of the linebacker conversation for this class.

As for Miller, he is the third wideout commit and Nebraska’s highest-rated recruit in its 2023 class to date according to the 247Sports Composite. He was originally committed to LSU but decommitted in May after Mickey Joseph left Baton Rouge for Lincoln.

“He was one of the main reasons why I committed to LSU. He’s a coach that wants to develop you and make you a better man and a better player,” Miller told Hail Varsity after his official visit to Nebraska on June 3. “Me and Coach have been knowing each other a while. We have a connection that runs deep. One of the main things I like about him is he’s going to be straight up with you and tell you everything you need to know.“

Switching from commitments to targets, let’s now look at where a couple of key prospects stand for the Huskers.

Missouri 4-star offensive lineman Cayden Green, for example, will make his commitment decision on Friday, July 8. The Huskers hosted him in March, and he left with a great impression of Nebraska and its staff.

“Just the people. The staff, they seem genuine,” Green told Hail Varsity after the visit. “They don’t seem like it was a bunch of people just selling recruit pitches. It just seemed like everybody there was genuine. They tell it to you how it was. They were all low-key and all that stuff.”

Green later named Nebraska, Oklahoma, LSU and Missouri to his final five. It seems all signs are pointing toward Oklahoma (247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions are all made for the Sooners) but you can tune in to CBS Sports on Friday at 5 p.m. CT if you’d like to see where he ends up.

Offensive lineman Amir Herring from West Bloomfield, Michigan—who visited Nebraska for the June 3 weekend—is expected to make his commitment announcement later this week on Thursday, July 7. He and Green are considered two of the top offensive linemen available for the 2023 class. Where does he land? It seems like Michigan is the favorite for Herring’s commitment.

There’s also wide receiver Joshua Manning, who was originally expected to make an announcement on Sunday, July 3. He instead pushed his commitment date back with no new date scheduled. It doesn’t seem likely that Manning ends up in Nebraska’s class—he still seems to be a lean toward Kansas State—but it’s still an interesting situation.

There are always surprises on the recruiting trail though. Miller was a bit of a surprise, mostly from a timing perspective. Some predicted he wouldn’t make a decision until later in his senior season. Yet here we are.

Regardless of what happens the rest of the week, Nebraska has kicked off July with quite the bang on the recruiting trail. Vince Guinta, Nebraska’s senior director of player personnel and recruiting, summed it up best on Twitter.

Recruit Watch

>> As noted above, Picciotti committed to Oklahoma on Monday. He held a Nebraska offer, and even included the Huskers in his top four prior to commitment (alongside Michigan and Auburn).

>> Meant to share this in Sunday’s recruiting notebook. Teitum Tuioti, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound edge, followed his dad to Oregon. Nebraska received an official visit from Tuioti over the June 10 weekend.

ICYMI

>> Nebraska running back Emmett Johnson has the opportunity to be named SBLive’s national high school football players of the year in 2021-22.

>> Alante Brown has big goals for 2022. While he’s seen the field quite a bit in his first two season with the Huskers, he now wants to see his production skyrocket in the season ahead.

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