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.
During the Big Red Blitz tour at the end of last week, the topic of recruiting came up with Nebraska coach Scott Frost. Camp season is upon us and Frost said that he expects more good players to come through Lincoln at the camps the Huskers are hosting.
"We're farther ahead this year just because we've been here longer," he said. "When we first got here, we were in such a big hurry to get the '19 class ready that we weren't able to look at the '20 class as much.
“With our staff being here longer, we have a better start on all those things. We've had more good players on campus than we did a year ago and I think will continue through summer camps."
Frost is correct. Just over the last couple of weeks they have had some really good talent on campus. That includes:
- OLB Blaise Gunnerson
- WR Xavier Watts
- WR Thad Johnson
- WR Will Nixon
- LB Jeff Roberson
- 2021 LB Ethan Downs
Frost also mentioned that the Huskers would see good players at the camps that Nebraska is hosting this month. It seems like that’s already paying off. On Tuesday, 2021 Creighton Prep tight end AJ Rollins picked up an offer from the Huskers after the Junior Jays spent time at Nebraska’s team camp. The junior-to-be already stands at 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds. He became the third in-state offer for the class of 2021 joining Elkhorn South’s Teddy Prochazka and Omaha Westside’s Avante Dickerson.
Excited to say I’ve received an offer to play football at Nebraska! #GBR pic.twitter.com/5pv2UHVIq5
— Aj Rollins (@AjRollins__) June 4, 2019
>> Newly offered Oklahoma running back Isaiah Jacobs showed off the new edits he got from Nebraska on Tuesday.
Nebraska showing love 🔥🔥😳 #GBR🌽🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/cJ9BresTMP
— Isaiah Jacobs (@isaiahjacobs_) June 4, 2019
>> Speaking of camps, the three biggest ones the Huskers are holding will be open to the public.
Need some football in your life to hold you over until Husker Football is back? The following camps are open to the public! pic.twitter.com/vNYvVFyOZM
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) June 4, 2019
>> Former Nebraska commit Dominic Watt will be taking an unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend.
I’ll be at Kentuky this weekend 🤫#BBN🔵⚪️
— Dominick Watt (@1Way_Dom) June 4, 2019
>> Ohio athlete Jutahn McClain included Nebraska in his top seven schools on Tuesday.
>> Nebraska is busy setting up June official visits. Check out who is locked in right now (Premium) and why they are important.
>> As Mike Babcock writes, it was always family first at Nebraska for Darin Erstad.
>> The Big Ten named Kevin Warren as the new conference commissioner.
>> The new bowl lineup for the Big Ten was also announced for 2020-25.
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.