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.
The Huskers have a big visit weekend brewing this upcomning weekend in which they can use the huge hoops matchup with Creighton as another showcase of how passionate Nebraska fans are.
But before we get to that, let’s take a look back at Scott Frost’s travel last week during the contact period:
Sunday: OLB Garrett Nelson, OL Michael Lynn, QB Luke McCaffrey
Monday: CB Tavian Mayo
Tuesday: OL Jeremy James, RB Ronald Thompkins, DB Quinton Newsome
Wednesday: WR Winston Wright Jr., OLB Jamin Graham, OT Jimmy Fritzsche
Thursday: DE Brant Banks, OT Matthew Anderson
Friday: 2020 OT Turner Corcoran
While the list is likely not 100 percent of the visits Frost made, you do get a clear picture of a couple of trends. First, he wants to get out and see all of the commits that he can. The players not committed to Nebraska that got visits tell a story, too. Offensive lineman Jeremy James is a priority as a flip target. He is currently committed to Ole Miss. Wide receiver Winston Wright Jr. was a bit off the radar for Husker fans until Frost visited him and now he’s scheduled for an official visit Dec. 7.
Outside linebacker Jamin Graham was the biggest surprise that got a visit. He ended up taking an official visit last weekend and is now part of the 2019 class.
It’s generally safe to assume that prospects that aren’t committed to Nebraska who get Week 1 visits from the head coach are a priority. Sometimes though, scheduling conflicts can get in the way so it’s not a full-proof method. Now we will see where Frost lands during Week 2 of the contact period and what new official visitors come from that.
If the first week is any indication, the twists and turns are just beginning.
>> Brandon Shivers, a defensive back from Arizona, left the San Diego State class today.
As of today my recruiting has reopened.
— Bshives (@Brandon_Shivers) December 4, 2018
I reached out to Shivers for a quick comment to see if Nebraska would figure into his plans.
“Absolutely,” he said. “They always showed major love.”
We will see if Shivers ends up setting a visit to Nebraska. He does hold an offer as well.
>> One of Nebraska’s top defensive targets for 2019, outside linebacker Lloyd Summerall, has had enough of the recruiting process.
I’m about to shut this recruitment 💩 down. 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️
— Lloyd Summerall lll (@HimsoHam) December 4, 2018
For the record, that doesn’t mean a decision is imminent. He’s just tired of answering questions from media and fans about his recruitment and where he is going to go. He will be taking an official visit to Florida this weekend. Frost has not gone in-home with him yet.
>> Yesterday, 2020 defensive tackle target Nash Hutmacher got his day started right with a good lift. Later in the day, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander was through his school.
— Nash Hutmacher (@ThePolarBear605) December 3, 2018
>> We’ve been giving out all the scoop on the staff’s travels to meet with prospects and the latest information on Wandale Watch in the Varsity Club. (Premium)
>> There was some big news late Monday night as reports surfaced that Nebraska expects to add a grad transfer defensive tackle from Oklahoma State, Darrion Daniels.
>> Derek Peterson took a look at scoring the running backs in 2018.
>> I tackled the effects of Urban Meyer’s retirement on Nebraska recruiting. (Premium)
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.