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 young talent in the state of Nebraska is blossoming. While most of you have been paying close attention (and rightfully so) to what is happening with the 2020 class in the state, something really big is happening with the class of 2021.
There could be another pair of national level recruits in the 2021 class. Omaha Westside cornerback Avante Dickerson and Elkhorn South offensive tackle Teddy Prochazka are both on the way toward being very sought-after through their recruitments. On Thursday, Prochazka picked up an offer from Minnesota. He also already holds an offer from Michigan.
On Tuesday of this week, LSU offered a scholarship to Dickerson. Michigan is said to have made the rounds in Omaha on Wednesday, stopping through Omaha Westside. Both high-level 2021 recruits hold offers from the Huskers already. I saw them both play last season as sophomores and they each have enormous potential.
Having these two pick up big offers recently reminds me of a conversation I had with York coach Glen Snodgrass about the idea that more attention was being paid to Nebraska high school football these days.
“Through my 20 years of coaching, my opinion is Hudl has been a complete game changer for recruiting,” Snodgrass said. “Right now, any coach around the country if they want to put in enough time, they can get film for almost any kid in the whole country. They can watch film on anybody they want. So, teams from all around the country can get in and look at film of Garrett Nelson of Scottsbluff. Maybe in the past 15 or 20 years ago, they wouldn’t have known who he was.”
Whichever way programs are finding out about the players in the state, it’s a great thing for the kids. Not just the ones who already have offers like Dickerson and Prochazka, but other players hoping to get their own shot. Nebraska will certainly want to continue the trend of locking up the top players in the state but it is a good thing that other programs are after the talent here.
It also happens to be perfect timing for the state to continue producing sure-fire Division I talent with the new energy around the Huskers brought by Frost.
>> Brian George, one the Nebraska’s top junior college cornerback targets for 2020, picked up an offer from Alabama on Thursday.
— BrianGeorge (@briangeorge1100) April 25, 2019
>> Defensive tackle target Nash Hutmacher continues to break records in high school track.
— Joe Hutmacher (@joe_hutmacher) April 25, 2019
>> Jay Ducker, a 2020 running back from Bellevue West, picked up an offer from Army on Thursday.
— Jay Ducker (@DuckerJevyon) April 25, 2019
>> The Huskers created some edits for recruits that tied into the NFL Draft. Here’s the one they did for Xavier Hill, an offensive lineman from Mississippi.
— SCOOTER❄️ (@xavierhill0) April 25, 2019
>> Ron Brown joined Hail Varsity Radio on Wednesday and discussed the attributes of Nebraska’s draft hopefuls.
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.