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

May 04, 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 May edition of the Greg’s Guys list is out.

The monthly list of my top 10 players in the class is based on Nebraska’s needs, how a player fits in the scheme and talent. The May list saw a major shakeup. We have a new player that made a debut on the list and shot into the number two spot. Kansas athlete Jaren Kanak made the jump up the list. There was only one player that dropped off the list. Popeye Williams, the pass rusher from Indiana, committed to Louisville recently.

The Huskers were able to have visitors for the spring game. Several of the players on the list this month paid their own way to visit Lincoln for the game which had an impact on the list.

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.

WR Landon Sampson (Southlake, Texas)

The Texas speedster (6-1, 180) has been risen quickly up the Huskers’ recruiting board. They’ve shown a lot of interest in the playmaker which got him to Lincoln for the Red-White Spring Game last weekend. He’s previously run a 4.40 40-yard dash and could bring a speed element to the Husker receiver group. Sampson has an official visit lined up to Nebraska the first weekend in June.

QB Richard Torres (San Antonio, Texas)

Torres is one of the more interesting recruits of the 2022 cycle for Nebraska. The team was in on him early becoming one of his for major offers. Other teams followed after that for the 6-foot-6, 215-pound quarterback. Torres has a big arm and continues to garner increased attention on the recruiting trail. He was initially supposed to be at the spring game but did not make it. He still has an official visit on the books to Lincoln on the first week in June.

CB Mumu Bin-Wahad (Loganville, Georgia)

Bin-Wahad (6-0, 180) attends a familiar high school to Husker fans. He attends Grayson High School which is where Mohamed Barry and current Husker Ronald Thompkins went. The Huskers are looking to keep the pipeline going with the cornerback who holds over 30 scholarship offers. Nebraska is in the mix with him. Bin-Wahah has a visit to Lincoln planned for the weekend of June 25. He also has an official on the books to check out Michigan in June.

Recruit Watch

>> The Huskers made the top 10 for 2022 Georgia athlete Tyler Griffin on Monday night.

>> Tennessee is the latest to offer 2023 offensive lineman Kadyn Proctor out of Iowa.

>> Reese Mooney was offered by New Mexico State following his trip to Lincoln this weekend.

ICYMI

>> I was joined by ESPN 590’s Nick Handley on the Straight Up Breakdown podcast to put a bow on spring football for Nebraska.

>> Nebraska has updated the 2021 schedule and will now face Fordham on Sept. 4.

>> Derek Peterson is taking stock of the Nebraska offensive line (Premium) following the end of spring ball.

>> Jacob Padilla’s 2020-21 Nebraska volleyball position reviews have reached opposite hitter.

>> The Nebraska basketball team added guard Quaran McPherson to the 2021 recruiting class.

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