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 latest edition of the Greg’s Guy’s list came out this week. We are off and running with the 2023 recruiting class for Nebraska. The cycle has started strong for the Huskers. The team has five commitments so far. That could be about one-third of the traditional signees that the team brings in. This month’s list saw a couple quarterbacks drop off after the Huskers got their quarterback commit. We saw a rise of players in the trenches as the Huskers look to restock the lines of scrimmage with young players.
We are still early in the cycle, so there is no way I could only give 10 prospects to watch. There are several players who just missed making the March list. Let’s take a look at three players that just missed the cut.
Defensive Back Shawn Battle (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The Huskers have recruited defensive backs well out of high school under defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. We have also seen Fisher be nimble and adjust to bringing in players from junior college and the portal. Battle (5-11, 175) is a player that the Huskers have built a strong relationship with. Defensive fronts coach Mike Dawson was the first point of contact for Battle since he’s from the East Coast. The defender made the trip to Lincoln for the team’s March 5 Junior Day. Things have been quiet after the visit but I know he spent a lot of time with Fisher during the visit.
Offensive Tackle Logan Reichert (Kansas City, Missouri)
The Huskers have made it a point to rebuild the relationships in the Kansas City area this offseason. During the contact period, the team spent a lot of time canvassing the area and meeting new prospects. Reichert (6-7, 345) is a prospect the Huskers were made aware of during that time. Nebraska got him on campus for Junior Day and made a big impression on the lineman.
— Logan Reichert (@LoganReichert4) March 5, 2022
The Huskers are likely to add at least one more offensive lineman to the 2023 group. A big offensive tackle from the 500-mile radius is certainly one to watch. His offer list continues to grow with Auburn and Ole Miss offering him within the last month.
Wide receiver Jaidyn Doss (Peculiar, Missouri)
Doss (6-1, 200) is an emerging prospect in the Midwest. It’s easy to see why when you watch his film. He’s a versatile receiver that can do it all and is a willing blocker. He holds double-digit scholarship offers including Nebraska, Michigan and Iowa State. Doss took a visit to Nebraska on Wednesday to check out the program before the team goes on spring break. He’s been in frequent contact with special teams coach Bill Busch. The new full-time assistant has been the point person on the recruitment. Doss told Hail Varsity ahead of his trip that he is looking forward to meeting everyone.
>> Nebraska 2023 EDGE target Blake Purchase took a trip to Cal over the weekend.
Had an amazing time in Berkeley this past weekend! pic.twitter.com/lw1M1ODuIJ
— Blake Purchase🃏 (@BlakePurchase) March 9, 2022
>> Class of 2024 wide receiver target Ryan Wingo got an early invite to the Under Armour All-America game.
— Ryan Wingo (@_Ryanwingo1) March 9, 2022
>> Arizona 2024 athlete Jeremiah Newcombe picked up a nice honor in basketball.
Very excited to be named 1st Team All CUSD for basketball this year. Thank you to all my coaches and teammates who helped guide me through my success. @CoachNewcombe @CasteelAthletic @CasteelFootball @Colt_Basketball @AaronWindler https://t.co/ipy3Z0Y5mC
— Jeremiah Newcombe 5’ 11” 175lbs DB/WR/ATH (@newcombe_jj) March 7, 2022
>> The Huskers are hoping to get Bryce McGowens back as they head to the Big Ten Tournament.
>> Jacob Padilla has a day two roundup from the 2022 Nebraska State Basketball Tournament.
>> The Hail Varsity staff is back to answer your questions in the mailbag including breaking down the Memorial Stadium survey.
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.