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Nebraska Recruiting: Who Just Missed the March Greg’s Guys Cut?

March 02, 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 March edition of the Greg’s Guys list is out.

The monthly list of my top 10 players in the class based on Nebraska’s needs, how a player fits in the scheme and talent now drops the first Tuesday of each month. The March list saw a shakeup with a number of players dropping off the list and being replaced for various reasons.

The Huskers will have a challenge building another top 25 class this cycle. The NCAA has continued the dead period putting visits on hold through May. Until then, Nebraska will continue relying on virtual visits and Zoom to reel in the first commitment of the 2022 class.

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

LB Ernest Hausmann (Columbus, Nebraska)

Hausmann was the toughest player to leave off the official list this month. He is a high-value target for Nebraska this cycle. Hausmann also represents the Huskers best chance to land an in-state player that currently has an offer. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound defender is rapidly rising up many schools’ recruiting boards. Over the last month Hausmann has been offered by Michigan State and Northwestern. He will have plenty of options to play against the Huskers if he doesn’t end up in Lincoln.

ATH Jaren Kanak (Hays, Kansas)

The Huskers were Kanak’s third Power Five offer back in January. He’s a good athlete (6-2, 190) that could project to either side of the ball in college. There is a fun wrinkle in his recruitment. His teammate Gavin Meyers, who is on the Greg’s Guys list, is also being recruited heavily by the Huskers. Each wants to get on the road and take visits. It would be wise to get them on campus together if possible to get more acquainted with the program.

LB Jared Badie (Oswego, Illinois)

Badie is another rangy linebacker prospect who resides in the Big Ten footprint. He’s got a good frame (6-5, 210) that should allow him to add weight at the next level and not lose his quickness. The Huskers are in constant communication but so are other Big Ten teams. He holds offers from Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue. Badie wasn’t able to play a junior season since Illinois didn’t play high school football. He could see his stock rise even more once he gets to play again.

Recruit Watch

>> Lewis Central tight end Brayden Loftin is starting to pick up steam in the recruiting world. He was offered by Buffalo on Monday.

>> The Huskers made the cut to 14 for Georgia athlete Jake Pope.


>> The latest edition of the Straight Up Breakdown podcast is here to have Jay Foreman tell us what is really happening with him and Jason Peter volunteering with the program.

>> The Huskers closed out the men’s basketball schedule with a bang by blowing on Rutgers on Monday night.

>> Check out the video of Fred Hoiberg post game and our photo gallery from the game.

>> Will Bolt met with media on Tuesday to talk about the upcoming season, Colby Gomes and more.

>> John Cook spoke about being bored last weekend, the ‘Huskers code red’ and more on Tuesday.

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