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Off the Radar Defensive Targets to Know for Nebraska

November 08, 2018

There are a few defensive prospects left on the board for the 2019 cycle that we talk about quite a bit. At this point, Ty Robinson, Noa Pola-Gates and Lloyd Summerall are household names if you follow Nebraska recruiting. So, what about some slightly off the radar names on the defensive side of the football?

Let’s take a look at a handful of names that Nebraska fans may become more familiar with soon.

JUCO LB Caleb Johnson

Nebraska is searching for an edge rusher who can help immediately, and the Huskers recently offered the Fullerton College linebacker. Johnson was previously committed to Iowa State, but re-opened his recruitment and has seen his profile rise. Oregon recently offered. Texas and UCLA are also involved. The Huskers will have stiff competition for the edge rusher.

JUCO DL Trevon Mason

The defensive lineman from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, stands at 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds. Mason would be a nice additional to the Huskers defensive end group to give them some more versatility up front. He has not taken any officials yet but I was able to reach him and he told me that he plans to take a trip to Lincoln.

DE Myron Warren‍ 

Nebraska offered the 3-star defensive end from Many, Louisiana, back on Oct. 22. At one point, Warren was part of the TCU class but has since backed off that pledge. His recruitment has taken off since then with offers from Texas, Oregon and Nebraska, as well as others. Warren recently took an unofficial to LSU but the edge-rusher did not pick up an offer from the Tigers. He tells me that he is looking to visit Lincoln after the season. 

CB Myles Bell

Bell has had a pretty quiet recruitment so far. The 3-star cornerback from powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas High School holds over a dozen scholarship offers. On film, he shows good change of direction skills and awareness at cornerback. Bell has consistently told me through the process that his team’s schedule makes it hard for him to take visits during the season. Expect him to be a post-season visitor in Lincoln.

JUCO DB Tony Wallace

Nebraska extended a scholarship offer to the defensive back at Independence Community College last month. During the 2017 recruiting cycle, Donte Williams visited Wallace but he ultimately didn’t make a trip to Lincoln and chose Arizona out of high school. Wallace is back on Ryan Held’s radar as a junior college defender that can help Nebraska. 

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