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 November edition of Greg’s Guys went live on Tuesday. Kilgore Community College wide receiver Omar Manning remained in the No. 1 slot. Yet, the rest of the slots saw a big change. For the first time ever, half of the slots were occupied by prospects committed to other programs.
The run up to the December signing period figures to be a wild one. Not just because the Huskers are hunting for flips but they also have up to 10 slots available for the 2020 cycle. The Huskers are still looking defense heavy to close out the cycle but wide receiver continues to be a growing need. That’s reflected on the list with three of the top five Greg’s Guys being wideouts.
It was more difficult than ever to cut the list to just 10. So, why not take a look at three prospects who just missed the cut?
DB Jaiden Francois (Homestead, Florida)
The former Miami commit was part of a large group from Florida that took an official visit to Nebraska last weekend. He seems open to leaving the state. He set official visits to Nebraska and Indiana after leaving the Miami class. Francois has good ball skills while not being afraid to be physical in run support.
— J2️⃣ (@jHumble22) November 18, 2019
DE/OLB Nusi Malani (San Bruno, California)
Malani was on the list a couple months ago ahead of his official visit for the Northern Illinois game. The Huskers have been recruiting him hard since defensive line coach Tony Tuioti arrived in Lincoln. Standing at 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, his body type is one that the Huskers really like. Things seem to have slowed down publicly between Malani and the Huskers but don’t forget him as an option.
LB Devyn Curtis (Brentwood, Tennessee)
The Tennessee defender has been in contact with the Huskers for quite a while. He even attended the Big Red BBQ in June when he took an unofficial visit to Lincoln. His recruitment has been quiet during his senior season and he hasn’t taken many visits. As a junior he racked up 120 tackles. Curtis could be a prospect the Huskers circle back to late in the process.
It’s not a huge surprise that the next three that missed the cut are defenders. There will continue to be a steady flow of defensive targets coming to Lincoln. The Iowa weekend and the two weekends in December before the early signing period are critical.
>> Josh Griffis, a 2020 edge rusher from IMG Academy, listed the Huskers in his top three. He is scheduled to take an official visit the week of the Iowa game.
>> Lincoln Southeast athlete Isaac Gifford picked up a scholarship offer from Colorado State on Tuesday.
Blessed to receive an offer from Colorado state! pic.twitter.com/BU7NbVbfsn
— Isaac Gifford (@IsaacGifford2) November 19, 2019
>> Marcus Fleming, the speedy wide receiver from Florida, will be signing on Dec. 18. He was just in town for an official visit where he decommitted from Miami’s class.
>> Millard South athlete Isaiah Harris got an offer to walk-on at Nebraska.
— Isaiah Harris (@saiaj711) November 18, 2019
>> Jamoi Hodge, the JUCO inside linebacker who just took an official visit to Nebraska, is still taking his planned trip to Arizona this weekend.
>> The Lo-Down has returned to explore how serving has evolved in volleyball.
>> As Derek Peterson writes, the Huskers’ offense is still searching for that finishing move. (Premium)
>> Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander explained on Tuesday how the ‘same script’ for Nebraska’s defense has to change.
>> In Jacob Padilla’s Conversations with Cook (Premium), he looked at the 2020 in-state recruits.
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.