This is the last week before the dead period ends and things will really ramp back up for Nebraska recruiting and official visits will begin again. Nebraska has already set up plenty of official visitors for Jan. 12 and have players scheduled for the rest of the visit dates as well.
It will be a busy final month for the new staff but before we get to the home stretch for the class of 2018, let’s look back at the news from the weekend.
>>It is always a great sign when a player who took an official visit signs up to come back on an unofficial visit. That is exactly what is happening with 4-star Texas safety Cam Jones.
Back in Lincoln on the 13th 😎#GBR
— Cam jones (@camgonework15) January 7, 2018
Another positive development for Nebraska is that Jones will be joining his teammate Corbin Frederick on the visit. Frederick plays safety alongside Jones for Mansfield High School and is a preferred walk-on candidate. Frederick would be another great addition to the walk-on class for Nebraska this year.
I’ll be in Lincoln on the 13th😁☠️ #GBR 🔴
— Corbin Frederick (@cfrederick7) January 7, 2018
>>In case you missed it, there was a very good 2019 offer that went out on Sunday. Three-star Texas running back Darrin Smith will be a player to watch going forward.
He joins recent 2019 running back Rahmir Johnson as someone that Husker fans need to pay attention to for the next class. Both Smith and Johnson fit the mold of what Frost and Held are looking for at the position. They are dynamic, fast athletes who can make one cut and take a run to the house.
>>Yesterday, it became public that junior college wide receiver Mike Williams from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi, picked up an offer from Nebraska. That’s huge news as it looks like Nebraska beat Tennessee and UCLA to the punch by offering the speedy wideout, which could be the difference in getting him on campus Jan. 12. Williams would like to make a quick deision so that he can enroll as soon as possible and participate at his school of choice during winter conditioning and spring practice.
>>Something I have taken note of when talking to prospects is just how many of them name Frost as someone that is their lead recruiter or that they talk to him “all the time.” Frost being a very active recruiter is a great thing for Nebraska because he’s very well-known right now but is something that is a bit out of the norm for Nebraska. Bo Pelini was certainly not this active and Mike Riley was visible, but the assisstants were the stars. It’s way too early to judge the results of this, but it will be something to keep an eye on as some of the best coaches in America are also hands-on with recruiting.
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.