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The September edition of the Greg’s Guys list is out.
The monthly list is my top 10 players in the class based on Nebraska’s needs, how a player fits in the scheme and talent. There was a huge shakeup this time around after four players from August’s list committed, including 4-star tight end Thomas Fidone.
The NCAA has continued the dead period so official visits on still on hold. That has resulted in a new run of commitments as prospects are finding creative ways to check out the schools they are interested in.
There is no way to capture the whole picture with 10 top targets. There are several players who just missed the cut for the June list. Let’s highlight a few.
LB Terrence Lewis (Hollywood, Florida)
The 5-star linebacker is committed to Tennessee and has been for a while now. Still, other schools—especially Nebraska and Texas A&M—have continued to recruit him hard. Lewis has never visited Lincoln before which has been a hold up on the Huskers making a bigger leap forward with his recruitment. The juice is worth the squeeze though for the talented Florida native who is as talented as any linebacker in the 2021 cycle. The Huskers should continue to fight until the end for him.
DE Robert Jackson (Warminster, Pennsylvania)
The defensive end target (6-6, 260) is exactly the type of prospect that would likely have more offers if he had been able to hit the camp circuit this summer. He does hold 20 scholarship offers from around the country but still seems under the radar. Part of that is because he has only focused on football for a year. Despite that you can see the physical tools he has in videos like this.
That explosiveness getting there 😂that’s that 6’6 260 pic.twitter.com/RM40ClI1HJ
— Robert Jackson (@robjackson215) August 23, 2020
DL/OL Tyler Maro (Assumption, Iowa)
The Iowa native is a fascinating prospect to watch in the 2021 cycle. He was way under the radar without many offers outside of the Ivy League for a long time. Then his offer list exploded and he’s over 30 total offers. Things have gone quiet surrounding his recruitment but he’s a unique prospect (6-7, 260) who could play offensive or defensive line in college. The downside to his recruitment taking off during quarantine is that he hasn’t visited any of the schools that have offered him recently. His decision may go deep into the season.
>> Huskers linebacker target Mikai Gbayor will be announcing his college choice on Friday.
— Mikai Gbayor🗡 (@MGbayor) September 1, 2020
>> Nebraska made it safely inside the top five for California defensive end Mandela Tobin.
Here are my Top 5 schools! I want to thank, first and foremost, God, my family, friends, and coaches for helping get to this point. My recruitment is still 100% open!#AG2G #RockChalk #GBR #BattleBorn21 #EMAW #DogWiredDude @CoachE_AutheniK @BrandonHuffman @adamgorney pic.twitter.com/Wh4Yzff2R2
— Mandela Tobin🇳🇬 WeMatter (@MandelaTobin) September 1, 2020
>> Since we have hit Sept. 1, schools are allowed to initiate contact with 2022 prospects. Here’s the edit Nebraska did for quarterback target Gavin Wimsatt.
— Gavin Wimsatt (@GavinWimsatt) September 1, 2020
>> Coveted 2023 offensive lineman from Iowa Kadyn Proctor picked up an offer from Missouri on Tuesday.
Very blessed to say I have received my 7 Division 1 offer from The University Of Missouri 🟡⚫️ pic.twitter.com/EwHLD1ceIG
— Kadyn Proctor (KP) (@KadynProctor1) September 1, 2020
>> Nebraska volleyball assistant Tyler Hildebrand had big plans through the Olympics but the pandemic changed that in a big way, writes Jacob Padilla.
>> The Big Ten got some federal intervention on Tuesday when it was confirmed that President Trump spoke with Commissioner Kevin Warren.
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.