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.
Last November, Nebraska made an offer to a Missouri defensive end/outside linebacker named Travion Ford. He visited Lincoln for the Michigan State game and was thrilled to pick up the offer. After that, Ford came back to Lincoln for Junior Day to get another look at the Nebraska program. During that time, he became one of the most sought-after prospects in the 2021 class, picking up offers from all over the country (including Alabama and LSU).
Last weekend, Ford and his family made another trip to Lincoln and the St. Louis native had another impactful trip.
“The visit was awesome,” Ford said. “I wanted to visit because I wanted to come spend some one on one time with Coach [Scott] Frost and Coach [Erik] Chinander. They always show me a lot of love when I visit. We talked about the football program and their high interest in me. I was given a personal tour of the campus by Coach Chinander and [Director of High School Relations] Kenny Wilhite. The dorms and facilities are very nice.”
Loved being back @HuskerFBNation. The coaching staff showed me mad love today💯 The personal tour with the staff was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 @coach_frost @CoachChinander @coachwilhite @NEB_Recruiting #Huskers #Blackshirts pic.twitter.com/jRtxHJk10o
— Travion Ford ® (@Tre_Got_Skills) June 8, 2019
When asked how he’d describe his relationship with Frost and Chinander, he described it as “excellent.” Both his mother and father came on the trip and Ford commented that they love Nebraska. As for his fit within the defense, the defender sees a match there.
“I believe I would be the perfect fit because they would be converting me over to the edge rush and will need someone to interrupt the quarterback and make plays on defense,” he said.
Despite making numerous trips to different schools already (with more to come), Ford didn’t name any earlier favorites. He does know what he is looking for in a school though.
“I'm looking for the football program that will make me better but number one, if they can help me be successful in obtaining a degree,” he said.
Ford has been through the full tour of the academic support Nebraska has to offer. Look for him to be back at a game this fall since he told me that he “absolutely can’t wait” to get back for a game day.
>> Avante Dickerson, the 2021 cornerback prospect from Omaha Westside, picked up an offer from Ohio State on Tuesday.
Blessed to receive an offer from Ohio State 🔴⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/QTTl8zUqVk
— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) June 11, 2019
>> Nick Herbig, a linebacker from Hawaii and Husker target, committed to Wisconsin on Monday night.
Mom & Dad. IM HOME❗️
Committed to the University of Wisconsin🦡🔴⚪️ Glory to my God the most high. Thank you to everyone who has been with me throughout this journey🙏🏼
ON WISCONSIN!!! pic.twitter.com/7JPmwuEV48
— Nick⚡️Herbig (@nickherbig_) June 10, 2019
>> Malik Reed, a linebacker from Arizona who visited for the spring game, took an official visit to Wisconsin over the weekend. He will take his official to Nebraska this month.
— Malik reed (@malik_tbc) June 11, 2019
>> Omaha Burke running back Jaylon Roussell will be camping at Nebraska on Friday.
— Jaylon Roussell7️⃣ (@jaylonroussell) June 11, 2019
>> Choe Bryant-Strother, a 2020 linebacker from Georgia, has locked in his official visit to Nebraska.
— ⁹ (@ChoeBryant) June 11, 2019
>> The Huskers added transfer tight end Travis Vokolek from Rutgers on Tuesday.
>> We have confirmed more names that will be visiting over the next couple of weeks for Nebraska’s camp series. (Premium)
>> It’s time to get to work for Hoiberg and Nebraska basketball, writes Jacob Padilla.
>> Derek Peterson took the task of ranking the biggest Big Ten games on the 2019 calendar.
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.