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Nebraska Recruiting: Virginia 2022 Offensive Lineman Enjoys Unofficial Visit to Lincoln

June 30, 2021

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 search for offensive lineman in the 2022 class got more clarity during June. Based on who came to campus, we know some of the Huskers top targets this cycle. Offensive line coach Greg Austin also hosted an early week official visitor when Colorado lineman Jake Maikkula came to Lincoln last week.

The weekend only saw the Huskers host one official visitor. The Huskers did host several unofficial visitors. Marteen Woudsma, an offensive lineman from Virginia, visited Lincoln for an unofficial visit.

“Oh man, I can’t say enough about the trip,” Woudsma told Hail Varsity. “It was an amazing experience and I loved every aspect of it.”

When Woudsma (6-5, 300) arrived on Friday, he met up with his good friend outside linebacker Pheldarius Payne. The current Husker showed Woudsma and his family around downtown and they went out to eat. Woudsma stayed over until Saturday. That’s when he was able to do a campus and facilities tour. He also got to meet with coach Austin one-on-one.

“I got along with him very well and so did my father,” Woudsma said. “We always talk on the phone so it wasn’t like it was a whole new person. He speaks very clearly and I can tell he knows what he’s talking about.”

While Woudsma was in town he also got to meet the rest of Nebraska’s staff and a lot of players. He had some knowledge of Nebraska coming into the visit. That was due to Payne but Woudsma said the trip definitely exceeded his expectations. He thought the city was beautiful and loved everything about the trip overall.

Woudsma doesn’t plan on picking a school until his senior year. He does plan to return for on official visit in the fall that he is already excited about. As he sees what schools jump into the fray for his signature he knows what he is looking for in a future school.

“I am looking for a good relationship with the coaches and atmosphere with the players,” Woudsma said.

The Virginia native provides the Huskers with an intriguing center option in this class. That’s where the Huskers would start him out in his career. He’d still have the flexibility to bounce out to other positions if it worked out better that way.

Recruit Watch

>> June official visitor Nico Davillier committed to Arkansas.

>> Landom Samson visited Nebraska in early June and was high on Nebraska’s list. However, the wide receiver committed elsewhere on Wednesday.

>> An offer went out to 2023 4-star defensive back Elliot Washington II.

ICYMI

>> Nebraska student-athletes will officially be able to profit off of their name, image and likeness beginning tomorrow, and Runza will have a deal waiting for them.

>> Samori Toure checks in at No. 2 on our 10 Most Intriguing Huskers of 2021 list.

>> The NIL era is upon us, and it’s going to be fascinating to see how it all plays out, especially in a sports-crazy state like Nebraska, writes Jacob Padilla.

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