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.
Winter conditioning for the football program has concluded.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) March 20, 2021
That got me thinking. This is the year you should see some of the development with Zach Duval take shape. Coach Scott Frost has had several recruiting classes signed to Nebraska now. Due to a unique mixture of attrition and full recruiting classes the Huskers are still a very young football team. It takes time to develop players. So who are some players that we are all waiting to hear more about this spring? There are several young players that this staff recruited who we are poised to play a full season for the first time.
Luke Reimer (Sophomore)
It feels like the Lincoln native has been playing at Nebraska for years, so it’s easy to forget he is still a young player. Last season he battled injuries and appeared in six game. Reimer started five games tallying 40 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks. Reimer is one of the best athletes on the team. If he can put together a healthy offseason and season he is a candidate to have a big breakout year.
Zavier Betts (Freshman)
There was so much talk last season about which wide receivers were and were not seeing playing time. Betts was one of the newcomers that did get to see the field an increasing amount over the season. It is hard to understate how valuable that playing time could be for Betts moving forward. A full year of work in the weight room and offseason could provide a huge boost for Betts.
Myles Farmer (Redshirt Freshman)
After appearing in just four games during the 2019 season Farmer was able to preserve his redshirt. In the 2020 season we saw flashes of his potential. Then he suffered a season-ending injury before the Purdue game. He picked off a pair of passes against Northwestern and played a role on special teams. The big question for Farmer is when will he be full-go? If he is 100% it will be hard to keep him off the field. Both senior starters are back for 2021. The safety rotation will be something to watch for this season.
There are so many players that could fit the bill here. Nick Henrich, Alante Brown, Quinton Newsome and Sevion Morrison are just a handful of players that could make big jumps after this offseason. It’s sometimes easy to forget how much young talent is in the program waiting to be developed.
>> Iowa 2023 priority target Kadyn Proctor picked up an offer from Oklahoma this weekend.
— Kadyn Proctor (KP) (@KadynProctor1) March 18, 2021
>> Oklahoma 2022 defensive line target Chris McClellan was offered by LSU.
Wow🤯!!Blessed to have earned my 27th offer from LSU!!🟣🟡 @CoachBeltonLSU #GeauxTigers 🐯@Josh_Scoop @BrandonDrumm247 @CharlieS_TFB @SWiltfong247 @adamgorney @gabrieldbrooks @Rivalsfbcamps pic.twitter.com/tftQtDjDt6
— Chris McClellan 7️⃣🦍 (@ChrisDMac10) March 19, 2021
>> Indiana athlete Demetrious Allen showed all the love he’s been getting from the Huskers.
— Demetrious Allen (@DJAllen_42) March 21, 2021
>> The Huskers have been a steady presence (Premium) in the recruitment for Kansas City wide receiver Quinton Conley. I caught up with him to get the latest on his recruitment.
>> In the Hail Varsity QBracket Taylor Martinez took down Zac Taylor in the championship match.
>> Jacob Padilla is serving up a Nebraska volleyball notebook (Premium) from over the weekend.
>> The women’s basketball team mounted a furious comeback but it wasn’t enough to stay in the WNIT.
>> The Husker volleyball team swept Iowa to give John Cook his 600th win at Nebraska.
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.