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 are building a nice portfolio of unique things to sell recruits.
Every program is looking for an edge that makes them different on the recruiting trail. Nebraska has built a nice list of things to put in front of recruits to make Nebraska stand out. The unmatched fan support for the Huskers is a huge selling point for recruits. It comes up every week when I speak with prospects about their visits to Lincoln.
The Life Skills program provides ongoing educational opportunities for the Husker student-athletes. Those programs aim to best prepare them for life after athletics. Prospects and their parents are impressed with how detailed this part of student-athlete life is at Nebraska. Along with that, the academic support at Nebraska is second to none.
In June of 2022, Nebraska is set to open a $155-million, 350,000 square-foot renovation project that will include major renovations to current pieces of Memorial Stadium and a new standalone, state-of-the-art football facility in place of the current Ed Weir Track.
— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) September 27, 2019
That building will be the crown jewel of athletics at Nebraska. Yet, before it opens Nebraska will play a season opening game in 2021 against Illinois in Ireland. Husker football will go international when they play at Aviva Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 28 as part of the Aer Lingus Football Classic.
The game will be another recruiting tool in the bag for the Huskers. Coach Scott Frost explained that during Tuesday’s press conference.
“I’m sure all the guys we are recruiting for this class and the next class will see this and see the opportunity they have to come to the University of Nebraska,” Frost said on Tuesday. “The added opportunity to travel and spend time in another country to get this experience is great. We are definitely going to use it to talk to our guys and recruits about it. If they are as excited as me I think it will do a lot of help for us.”
The people at Nebraska are also part of a winning formula for the Huskers. Providing a stable culture and family environment is something the Huskers can hang their hats on. Just one of those benefits for prospective student-athletes might not tip the scales in the Huskers’ favor with recruits. But, when you combine them all, Nebraska has the ability to walk into living rooms and confidently say they are invested in its student-athletes.
>> Georgia inside linebacker Desmond Tisdol got some love on social media from the Huskers and another Husker linebacker target, Choe Bryant-Strother, is wondering if they’d make a good duo in Lincoln.
— ⁹ (@ChoeBryant) October 15, 2019
>> Ty Keyes, a 2021 quarterback target from Mississippi, put out his midseason Hudl highlights.
>> The Huskers made the top 10 for big-time 2021 Texas offensive lineman Bryce Foster.
>> The Lo-Down is back to explore the art of balancing coaching and family life.
>> Derek Peterson is giving out midterm report cards (Premium) starting with the Nebraska defense.
>> Nebraska’s brand was huge (Premium) in landing the 2021 game in Ireland, writes Derek Peterson.
>> Scott Frost spoke about the current Nebraska team, what needs to get fixed and more on Tuesday.
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.