Nebraska Visit Preview Versus Northern Illinois
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Nebraska Visit Preview Versus Northern Illinois

September 13, 2019

The Huskers have already started their 2019 season but in a lot of ways this is the first visit weekend. Nebraska hosted South Alabama to open the season but there were no official visitors due to the 11 a.m. kickoff. This weekend the Huskers are taking full advantage of the night game with six confirmed official visitors making their way to Lincoln. Nebraska also has a strong group of unofficial visitors for the week including multiple current commits. 

Let’s breakdown where each prospect is in their recruitment.

2020 Official Visitors

4-star DB Henry Gray‍ (Miami, Florida) 

Gray is a 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back from Miami Central High. The versatile defensive back holds over 25 scholarship offers from all over the country including Michigan, Florida and Alabama. Travis Fisher is very familiar with his high school program. Gray visited Penn State over the summer but has yet to take an official visit. He’s a rangy defensive back that reminds me of current Nebraska freshman Noa Pola-Gates after watching his film.

3-star DL Nusi Malani‍ (San Bruno, California)

Malani checked in at No. 8 on the latest Greg’s Guys list. Standing at 6-foot-6, 250-pounds, his frame really stands out. He has long arms and moves well for his size. Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti has been working on Malani for some time now. The California defender is excited for the trip to Lincoln. 

“They [the coaches] told me about the fan energy and how the stadium is packed,” Malani said. “They say the fans there go crazy. I want to see that for myself and meet all the staff. I want to see what the environment is like and seeing what it’s like out there.”

Malani will be making the trip with his parents, brother and sister.

4-star ILB Caleb McCullough‍ (Oxnard, California)

It’s tough to ignore Caleb McCullough after he posted 211 tackles, six sacks and 17 hurries last season. Most of the Pac-12 and Ivy League is after the California native. At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, he has a good frame. He also has versatility to play inside or outside linebacker. Nebraska is recruiting him to play inside linebacker and he will be coming to Lincoln with both his parents. 

4-star DB Myles Slusher‍ (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)

Slusher is the most intriguing official visitor on the list this week. The Oklahoma native has been committed to Oregon since April. Slusher has a good frame standing at 6-foot, 180- pounds with versatility to play corner or safety in college. He’s a powerful and reliable tackler in space. Slusher has big-time potential at the college level. Something to watch here is that he already took his official visit to Oregon this spring. A return visit would have to be on his own dime if he wanted to go back to double-check that he is firm in his commitment. 

3-star DL/OLB Regen Terry‍ (Florence, Arizona) 

Terry took an unofficial visit to Lincoln over the summer. Now he will make a return trip for an official visit with both of his parents. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound pass rusher is making his second trip to Lincoln. 

“I was very impressed with everything,” Terry said of his first visit. “The staff does a really good job with the phenomenal equipment to help the players play. Their system is effective and efficient. They’re going to be ready when game week comes around.”

Terry is held in high regard by Nebraska’s staff. He could be on commit watch with a strong visit over the weekend. 

DL Tuli Tuipulotu‍ (Lawndale, California) 

The Lawndale High School standout is one of many California defensive players that Nebraska is focusing on this recruiting cycle. The 6-foot-3, 254-pound defender was productive as a junior with 95 total tackles, 24 tackles for loss and nine sacks. The Huskers would love to continue adding long athletic prospects to their defensive line. Nebraska could be looking to knock the visit out of the park in hopes of getting Tuipulotu to shut his recruitment down soon.

2020 Committed Unofficial Visitors

4-star OT Turner Corcoran

4-star WR Zavier Betts

3-star DT Nash Hutmacher

3-star RB Marvin Scott III

Walk-on lineman Xavier Trevino

I want to make a quick note of how important it is that Marvin Scott III is coming back to Lincoln for a game. Being from so far away, in Florida, keeping him connected to the program is important.

2020 Uncommitted Unofficial Visitors

There are intriguing prospect in this 2020 group without offers from Nebraska yet. Two players that are right on the cusp of picking up an offer from Nebraska are in-state prospects Isaac Gifford‍ and Ty Hahn. There are three junior college prospects coming to Lincoln this weekend. Offensive lineman Kobe Rios and defensive back Darius Moore currently play for Iowa Western. Big-bodied wide receiver DeShawn Hanika hails from Butler Community College. 

ATH Mason Armstead (Omaha Creighton Prep)

RB Aveon Barnes (Omaha North)

TE Nathan Boerkircher (Aurora)

DE Baylor Brannen (Millard West)

RB Davon Brees (Centennial)

QB Elliot Brown (Elkhorn South)

OG Casey Doernemann (West Point Guardian Angels Central)

LB Tom Erwin (York)

S Issac Gifford (Lincoln Southeast)

DB Tyson Gordon (Omaha Skutt); committed to North Dakota State

ATH Ty Hahn (Johnson-Brock)

WR DeShawn Hanika (Butler CC)

LB Sabastian Harsh (Scottsbluff)

LB Brady Hawkins (Ethan)

DE JaVeo Tolliver (Parkview) (Missouri)

RB Braden Klover (Southern)

OT Aaron Kurth (Colby)

OT Tyler Lenz (Seward)

DE Trajen Linear (Papillon-La Vista South)

DL Jesus Loya (Ord)

OC Ryan Marlatt (Aurora)

DB Darius Moore (Iowa Western CC)

ILB Jack Paradis (Elkhorn South)

RB Jackson Perrien (Sutton)

ILB Elliot Purdy (North Platte)

OL Kobe Rios (Iowa Western CC) 

TE Wyatt Seagren (Oakland-Craig); committed to South Dakota State

S Grant Tagge (Omaha Westside)

RB Keaton Van Housen (High Plains)

2021 Uncommitted Unofficial Visitors

Under Scott Frost, Nebraska has done a good job of having a steady flow of future prospects on campus for games. That seems to be continuing this season. The group is headlined by 4-star offensive tackle Teddy Prochazka‍. In addition to the Elkhorn South star, Nolan Gorczyca‍, Henry Lutovsky‍ and Isaac Zatechka‍ are good offensive line prospects. There are good defensive line prospects from out of state coming to town in Griffin Liddle‍ and Ryan Keeler‍. Calfornia quarterback Peter Costelli‍ is making a return trip to Lincoln to check out a game.

QB Peter Costelli (Mission Viejo) (California)

OL Nolan Gorczyca (Omaha Roncalli) 

DL Ryan Keeler (Nazareth Academy) (Illinois)

DL Griffin Liddle (Bettendorf) (Iowa)

OL Henry Lutovsky (Mount Pleasant) (Iowa)

OL Carson Petlon (West Delaware) (Iowa)

OT Teddy Prochazka (Elkhorn South)

OL Hunter Push (Omaha North)

RB Matthew Schuster (Cozad)

ATH Greg Scott (Omaha North)

WR Davin Simms (Derby) (Kansas)

OL Isaac Zatechka (Elkhorn South)

2023 Uncommitted Unofficial Visitors

Lineman Noah Hutmacher (Chamberlain)

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