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Nebraska Recruiting: Weekend Invite List Full of Nebraskans

September 08, 2022

Recruiting season never ends. And a second game at Memorial Stadium in a month filled of them brings a new group of recruits.

Nebraska invited 24 different prospects to Lincoln for the night clash with Georgia Southern. The 6:30 p.m. kickoff logistically allows more out-of-state recruits to attend after a busy Friday slate. This allows recruits like Zach Bentler (Class of 2024) out of Minnesota and Newton Taylor (Class of 2023) out of Colorado to more easily visit.

The majority of the invitees, however, are in-state prospects. Most also earned invites for the following home game against Oklahoma and the rivalry atmosphere surrounding it.

Nebraska hasn’t picked up a new commitment since edge rusher Cameron Lenhardt’s decision ahead of the Northwestern game. Among those the Huskers missed out on were Zalance Heard (LSU) and Mateaki Helu (Utah). The Huskers are in the running for a multitude of recruits but none are scheduled to announce before the weekend.

The Huskers have 14 hard commits in the 2023 recruiting class. No official commitments have come from the 2024 recruiting class.

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Lincoln East standout receiver Malachi Coleman, who will announce his commitment next month, is invited to the second straight home game. Coleman sat out last week’s game for the Spartans. His status isn’t known for Friday’s clash between East and Lincoln Southwest.

Coleman’s East teammates Dash Bauman (safety) and Admir Mujkic (kicker) are both invited to Saturday’s game.

Nebraska commit Gunnar Gottula (2023) and Nebraska target Cooper Johnson (2024) are both invited for Saturday’s game, a day after the Lincoln Southeast teammates play Papillion-La Vista. Huskers tight end target Eric Ingewerson, plays for the Monarchs.

Millard North’s Caden VerMaas (Class of 2025) received an invite to the Georgia Southern game. VerMaas will play safety against rival Millard South.

Lincoln High standout Beni Ngoyi also picked up an invite to Saturday’s game. He will join the Links at Omaha Central on Friday.

The Elkhorn South edge rushing trio of Maverick Noonan, Henry Prochazka and Ashton Murphy also received invitations. Noonan’s already committed to Nebraska while Murphy and Prochazka are both juniors.

Cross County’s Tanner Hollinger, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound edge rusher, hosts McCool Junction the day before he comes to Memorial Stadium.

ICYMI

>> A record crowd, a special moment for two close friends and more 6-2 success highlighted the No. 2 Huskers‘ 3-2 win over No. 17 Creighton on Wednesday.

>> It’s another reunion weekend in Lincoln as former Huskers Tyler Hildebrand and Callie Schwarzenbach return with Long Beach State.

>> The Big Ten released its men’s basketball conference schedules on Thursday, and the Huskers will face some difficult tests out of the gate.

>> The Big Ten also released its 18-game 2022-23 women’s basketball conference schedule on Wednesday.

>> Scott Frost likes what he’s seen out of the team in practice leading up to Georgia Southern game.

>> In the ramp up to Nebraska’s title defense in 1995, quarterback was the main position of intrigue but the Huskers had plenty to replace from the ’94 championship team.

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