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.
I was asked on a recent radio appearance what the Nebraska coaching staff is allowed to do this week during spring break. That topic has come up a couple times this week, so let’s go ahead and break it down.
While some coaches on staff will use this time to recharge their batteries, others may be wanting to use it to recruit. However, there is a limit on what they can do when it comes to recruiting. We are currently in a “quiet period,” meaning the staff can't go out on the road to recruit but they can communicate with recruits through social media and take their calls if the prospect initiates it.
The “quiet period” runs through April 15, so it’s very strategic that Nebraska’s spring game is April 13. The spring evaluation period then runs from from April 15 through May 31, allowing assistant coaches to hit the road and see prospects (but not in-home). Head coaches are not allowed on the road during that time.
Official visits are also allowed now starting April 1 of a prospect’s junior year through Sunday, June 23. While it’s possible that Nebraska could host unofficial visitors this week, it’s unlikely. Once practice starts again next week, the visits will resume.
All in all, it’s a quiet week but it won’t last long.
>> Nebraska 2021 quarterback target Brock Vandagriff took an unofficial visit to Auburn and appears to have had a good time.
Had at great day at Auburn… Really felt at home. 🌊🦅 pic.twitter.com/2czgoO7nUr
— brock 🌊 (@BrockVandagriff) March 19, 2019
>> Omaha Westside’s Avante Dickerson took home gold in track over the weekend. The 2021 cornerback has been a frequent game day visitor in Lincoln.
He's a TWO-TIME CHAMPION! Sophomore Avante Dickerson took home the gold in both the 60m Dash (7.04) and the 200m Dash (22.83) at Saturday's Bulldog Track and Field Challenge! Way to work, Avante. #rollside
— Westside Wired (@westsidewired) March 19, 2019
>> Big-time 2021 defender Travion Ford will be at Ohio State this weekend to check out the Buckeyes.
I’ll be @OhioStateFB this weekend‼️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #Buckeyes pic.twitter.com/T4FSPuhC4K
— Travion Ford ® (@Tre_Got_Skills) March 19, 2019
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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.