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Nebraska Recruiting: Who Just Missed the May Greg’s Guys List?

May 10, 2022

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 morning. As we get deeper into the summer we are seeing prospects set up official visits. That gives great insight into who is most interested in Nebraska and who the Huskers have at the top of the board. This month’s list saw a handful of new players make their debuts on the list.

Another storyline that is starting to unfold is class size for this cycle. The numbers generally work themselves out but we could be looking at another high school class under 20 for the Huskers. That’s going to make spots in the class be at a premium.

It was difficult to cut the list to 10 because the Huskers are in good position with many 2023 prospects. There is no way I could only give 10 prospects to watch. There are several players who just missed making the May list. Let’s take a look at three players that just missed the cut.

Offensive Lineman Brock Knutson (Scottsbluff, Nebraska)

The Huskers have been trying to make progress with a strong group of in-state talent this recruiting cycle. That includes Knutson (6-7, 270) who the team offered after the spring game last month. The three-star lineman has double-digit scholarship offers, including Iowa State, Kansas State and Arizona State. He has an official visit set up with Iowa State for June and will set one with the Huskers next month too. He’s a great candidate for a summer commitment and the Huskers hope they are the pick.

Athlete Beni Ngoyi (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Ngoyi (6-4, 180) is the latest Nebraska player in the 2023 recruiting class to see his recruitment take off. The last couple months he’s been offered by Iowa State, Washington and Nebraska. Minnesota and Kansas State are also among his offers. Ngoyi has some position flexibility as his frame and athleticism could allow him to play wide receiver or defensive back in college. The Lincoln High standout spoke with Hail Varsity when he got his offer from the Huskers about what it meant to him.

He would fit nicely in the class as a true athlete that the Huskers could get on campus and see what position he fits with best.

Defensive Back Kahlil Tate (Chicago, Illinois)

Nebraska has made a big effort to recruit the Chicagoland area this cycle. There are several offers out to top prospects in the state. Tate (6-2, 180) is one of the best players in the 2023 class in Illinois. The Huskers got him on campus for the spring game and are in pretty good shape for him. The biggest competition comes from a pair of Big Ten West foes that are known for great defense. Iowa and Wisconsin have been pushing hard for him and figure to get official visits. It’s unknown if the Huskers have a date set with the defender.

Recruit Watch

>> Legacy 2024 5-star quarterback Dylan Raiola committed to Ohio State.

>> The Huskers re-offered 2023 Texas offensive lineman TJ Shanahan Jr. on Monday.

>> Nebraska 2024 running back target out of Iowa Titus Cram was offered by Minnesota on Tuesday.

ICYMI

>> I was joined by Steve Marik this week to discuss Nebraska baseball, football and more on the Straight Up Breakdown podcast.

>> Jacob Padilla is exploring the NFL outlook of Cam Jurgens in Philadelphia.

>> The defensive line is up next in Marik’s re-scoring the 2022 Huskers series.

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