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Nebraska Recruiting: Who Just Missed The July Greg’s Guys Cut?

July 06, 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 July edition of the Greg’s Guys list is out.

The July list saw a major introduction of new names. Just two of the ten players from last month’s list are back this month. The other eight all committed during June.

There is no way to capture the whole picture with 10 top targets. There are several players who just missed the cut for the list this month. Let’s highlight a few.

ATH Jaren Kanak (Hays, Kansas)

Kanak’s recruitment has been a fascinating one to follow this cycle. The Huskers were in great position to land him before his recruitment took off to another level. Teams like Clemson and Alabama got involved which led to him canceling his official visit to Nebraska. June came and went and he is still uncommitted. Michigan and Alabama got official visits in June. Kanak still has three official visits left to use this fall. If his recruitment lingers into the fall the Huskers might be able to work back into the mix.

DE Hayden Schwartz (Jacksonville, Florida)

The defender from Florida took an official visit to Nebraska the second week of June. He went pretty quiet after his visit but plays a position that the Huskers don’t have a lot of public strong leads on right now. He had a good junior season tallying 68 total tackles and 14 tackles for loss his junior year. Schwartz has 27 offers including from Michigan, Indiana, Iowa State, Northwestern and Miami.

OL John Pastore (Erie, Colorado)

One of the players that emerged from the private work outs schools were able to conduct this June was Pastore. The Colorado lineman (6-5, 270) worked out for Nebraska the first weekend of June. He was excited to leave Lincoln with a Husker offer.

“I was speechless and really pumped about it,” Pastore said.

Pastore ended the month with a Kansas State offer after camping with them. It will be interesting to see how his recruiting momentum continues through the summer. Pastore could be a candidate to return to Lincoln in the fall for a visit.

Recruit Watch

>> Georgia running back target Justin Williams committed to West Virginia on Monday night.

>> North Dakota lineman Kelby Azure committed to North Dakota State on Tuesday morning.

ICYMI

>> In his latest Nebraska football film study Jacob Padilla looks deeper into (Premium) Myles Farmer’s first start.

>> The Straight Up Breakdown podcast is back and I’m joined by Lindsay Gibbs who explains why we always should have been pay attention to the WNBA and more.

>> Jacob Padilla did a Nebraska basketball player profile on Trey McGowens to see where he gets his points.

>> Nebraska basketball released its full 2021-22 nonconference schedule on Tuesday.

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