The Huskers will host their third official visit weekend of the summer this weekend. After hosting six official visitors last weekend, the team is following that up with another handful of prospects heading to Lincoln. It will be a busy weekend on campus for Nebraska. The Huskers will be hosting official visitors, hosting the second Friday Night Lights camp and the Adidas Pipeline camp.
Nebraska currently sits with four commitments for the 2022 recruiting class.
Let’s breakdown where each visitor is in their recruitment with Nebraska.
Husker 3-star linebacker commit Ernest Hausmann (Columbus, Nebraska)
Hausmann was the first commit for Nebraska in the 2022 recruiting class. The inside linebacker (6-3, 205) has been a fixture at Nebraska events since the rules allowed him to come to campus. Now he’ll get his turn at having an official visit. He will surely be a top peer recruiter over the weekend as well.
“I’m looking forward to getting a nice extended period of time with the coaches and players,” Hausmann said. “Even being down there for a few hours this weekend makes me want to be there for longer. I want to get to know people better and just start building those relationships.”
3-star athlete Jake Appleget (Lincoln, Nebraska)
The versatile Lincoln Southeast prospect has been a fast-riser for the Huskers during June. He made the trip across town on June 1 to do a private workout with the program. He showed the Huskers his potential that day earning a scholarship offer. He’s been to other camps since then and has impressed in the region. Position is the biggest mystery for Appleget. The Huskers could use him at tight end, outside linebacker or inside linebacker.
“I’m really looking forward to getting a better feel for the campus itself,” Appleget said. “Also, the coaches and the vibe around the football players.”
3-star defensive back James Monds III (Fort Pierce, Florida)
It feels like we’ve been talking about the Husker legacy this entire recruiting cycle for Nebraska. His uncle, Walter Monds, was a cornerback for the Huskers in the late 1970s. The Huskers and Monds (5-10, 180) have a strong mutual interest so this weekend is big for both, especially after he had a great visit to Indiana last weekend. The defender also has an official set with Wisconsin June 25 weekend. This Big Ten battle is just now heating up.
3-star defensive back Nathan Vail (Kennesaw, Georgia)
Vail visited Georgia Tech on June 11 and has another visit set for Duke on June 24. The Georgia native also has offers from Boston College, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Liberty and more. Nebraska has had good luck out of Georgia since Frost arrived in Lincoln especially with defensive backs. The team will have plenty of options available to show him what it’s like to make the transition from the Peach State to Lincoln. At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Vail would be a versatile player for defensive backs coach Travis Fisher’s room.
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.