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 commitments are flying in around the country. It is normal during this time of year that we see a run of commitments. Official visits are getting wrapped up around college football. There are so many players around the country that have noted their desire to commit during the summer. Having that decision off their plates before their senior year is nice.
Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan State and Nebraska have all picked up commitments over the last week. This run of commitments is partly why it was important for the Huskers to host priority official visitors early in the month. Now that players have taken a few visits we are seeing a lot of shuffling of visits to go along with commitments. The Huskers have also been successful so far converting official visits into commitments.
Jaidyn Doss, Brock Knutson, Riley Van Poppel and Hayden Moore all visited on consecutive visit weekends. Each committed days after completing their official visits.
There are still several other players that have visited Nebraska who could be next to join the 2023 recruiting class. Let’s take a look at some of the candidates to join the class next.
There was a lot of buzz around Louisiana wide receiver Omarion Miller joining Nebraska’s class soon after his official visit. Miller (6-2, 198) told Hail Varsity that the Huskers were his leader following that visit. Things have slowed down a bit since then. He’s been back at LSU’s campus and Georgia is hanging around his recruitment. The Huskers would love to have him in the class next.
There are a pair of players who visited recently that have set commitment dates. Georgia wide receiver Barry Jackson Jr. announced that he is committing on July 2. He’s a good candidate to be the next player in the Huskers’ class. The coaching staff is high on the speedy wideout from Cedar Grove High School who gives them a good option in the slot.
The other recent visitor with a commitment date is Michigan offensive lineman Amir Herring. The Huskers hosted him in early June and made a good impression but things seem to be turning for the Huskers. Things have heated up between Herring and the home state Michigan. The Huskers have a fight on their hands to land the talented interior lineman.
Elkhorn South star Maverick Noonan is another player to watch. He didn’t visit Iowa and Stanford seems to be the biggest roadblock for the Huskers landing the EDGE. Noonan doesn’t have a stated commitment date but it’s expected he will decide this summer. Texas inside linebacker Dylan Rogers is also on the radar to be the next player in the class. He’s fresh off a visit to Nebraska last weekend and the Huskers currently sit atop his list. Missouri and Texas are both a factor in his recruitment.
The Huskers have done a good job this summer so there are several players to watch that could be the next to commit. There is still one more official visit weekend this month and the Huskers will hope to keep the momentum on the recruiting trail rolling.
>> Running back/wide receiver target Dylan Edwards has set a commitment date right after his visit to Kansas State.
i will be committing tomorrow at derby high school. 12pm.
— 𝒟𝓎𝓁𝒶𝓃 𝐸𝒹𝓌𝒶𝓇𝒹𝓈 (@dylan_edwards02) June 22, 2022
>> The Huskers made a new 2023 offensive line offer to Kahlee Tafai from California.
All glory to God for the many blessings, that being said I am blessed to have earned an offer from The University of Nebraska thank you @DonovanRaiola @SeanDillonNU @HuskerFBNation @recruitcoachmc @BManu86 @GregBiggins @Leuzinger_FB @adamgorney @247Sports pic.twitter.com/epIFdgtLka
— Kahlee Tafai (@KahleeTafai_) June 21, 2022
>> Illinois 2023 lineman Cannon Leonard committed to Iowa on Tuesday.
After taking time to talk with my family, I have decided that I will be committing to further my academic and athletic career at The University of Iowa #SWARM23 @HawkeyeFootball @CoachBarnett_OL @IWHSFootball pic.twitter.com/SK9EmvkeEL
— Cannon Leonard (@CannonLeonard1) June 21, 2022
>> The Huskers added commitment number nine for the 2023 recruiting class on Tuesday evening when Hayden Moore joined the class.
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>> Jacob Padilla is diving into Nebraska numbers talk in this week’s Padding the Stats.
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.