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The September edition of Greg’s Guys went live on Thursday. Kilgore Community College wide receiver Omar Manning remained in the No. 1 slot. However, the rest of the slot were filled with defensive players.
A high percentage of Nebraska’s uncommitted official visitors from here on out will be on the defensive side of the football so that makes sense. Linebacker is a focus for the remainder of the cycle as well. There are four linebackers that made the cut as well. It’s always difficult to trim the list down to 10 each month.
So, why not take a look at three prospects who just missed the cut?
LB Rodney Groce (Pleasant Grove, Alabama)
The No. 2 linebacker in the state of Alabama announced on Twitter recently that he would be taking an official visit to Nebraska for the big game against Ohio State. He told Hail Varsity what he is looking forward to on the trip.
“I’m looking most forward to getting to meet the coaches and players,” Groce said. “And seeing what the Nebraska atmosphere is all about.”
Groce is a hard-hitting inside linebacker who also runs well. He has great size at 6-foot-2 and 227 pounds.
LB Devyn Curtis (Brentwood, Tennessee)
The Tennessee defender has been an under-the-radar priority target for the Huskers. The high 3-star (HV Rating: 86.8) took an unofficial visit to Lincoln for the Big Red BBQ this summer. Curtis has discussed taking an official visit to Lincoln but doesn’t have a firm date at this time. Nebraska is battling South Carolina and Vanderbilt among others for the linebacker who tallied 120 total tackles last season.
DB Myles Slusher (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)
Of all the visitors on Nebraska’s campus last weekend, Slusher may have been the most intriguing. Standing at 6-foot and 180 pounds, he has versatility to play corner or safety in college. He’s also a powerful and reliable tackler in space. That sounds like the type of prospect that defensive backs coach Travis Fisher would bring out the “Ryan Held point” for.
Slusher has been part of the Oregon recruiting class since April but the Huskers definitely gave him something to think about during his official visit.
It’s not a surprise that there are two more linebackers who are just on the outside looking in. To be honest, the next guy after these three would be Texas linebacker Derrick Lewis who plans on visiting for the Ohio State game too.
>> Nebraska running back commit Sevion Morrison tops the top area player list from the Tulsa World after his performance last week.
— OK Preps Extra (@okprepsextra) September 19, 2019
>> Nebraska defensive tackle target Montra Edwards Jr. will be taking an official visit to Missouri on Oct. 12.
Taking my first Offical Visit to Missouri When they play Ole Miss Oct 12th.
— Montra Edwards Jr. (@MontraEdwards12) September 19, 2019
>> Priority 2021 target Avante Dickerson from Omaha Westside was feeling the love from Nebraska.
— AD #28 (@_dickerson1) September 19, 2019
>> Nebraska picked up its 11th commit of the 2020 class on Thursday when 4-star defensive back Henry Gray joined the class.
>> Let’s take a look at Illinois’ recruiting class ahead of Nebraska’s matchup with them this weekend. (Premium)
> > Scott Frost addressed the Huskers’ kicking situation and more in his Thursday time with media.
>> Madi Kubik is learning on the job as a six-rotation player for Nebraska volleyball.
>> Tom’s Time is back to dive into the pay-for-play debate and a 1986 NU versus OU contest.
>> The four-game redshirt rule leaves coaches with a decision to make, writes Jacob Padilla. (Premium)
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.