The Huskers were back at home on Saturday night to take on Big Ten foe Northwestern. It was the first night game since 2019 where the Huskers could host recruits. The team took advantage of the opportunity. Nebraska hosted several 2022, 2023 and 2024 targets. The Huskers were close to breaking through the last two weeks. The floodgates opened in Lincoln on Saturday with a 56-7 win over Northwestern.
Hail Varsity has been in touch with several recruits after the game to get their reaction to the game.
Minnesota tight end commit Chase Androff was in Lincoln for his first Husker game. His first experience did not disappoint.
“I loved it, the atmosphere was amazing,” Androff said. “It was super fun to be back here in Lincoln. It was great to be around the other recruits and nice to finally meet some of them in person.”
Lincoln Southeast 2023 offensive line commit Gunnar Gottula was back at his future school this weekend.
“It was awesome they played great tonight,” Gottula said.
Gottula also added that he thought the offensive line looked really good during the game too.
— Gunnar Gottula ⁷⁷ 🦦 (@GottulaGunnar) October 3, 2021
Grand Island Northwest 2023 defensive end Victor Isele was back in Lincoln. This was the second time this season attending a game. The defender came away impressed with what he found in Lincoln.
“Oh, it was an amazing experience,” Isele said. “The Huskers really showed out tonight!”
Like many fans in attendance the thing that stood out to Isele most was the light show at the end of the third quarter. He said that he has never seen it before and it was very fascinating.
One of the most important recruits in town for the game was 2023 defensive end/outside linebacker Maverick Noonan. The Elkhorn South star really liked what he saw in Lincoln on Saturday night.
“I thought the game was great! It was a good atmosphere throughout and I thought they played great and executed well,” Noonan said.
— Maverick Noonan (@MaverickNoonan) October 3, 2021
Noonan added that it was great hanging out on the field before the game with the other recruits. He got to talk with the coaches and see his former teammate Teddy Prochazka who got his first start today. Noonan was proud of how well Prochazka played in his first start.
Lincoln High wide receiver Beni Ngoyi was back in Lincoln for the night game. Ngoyi is becoming a more frequent visitor to campus and enjoys each trip. This one was special for him.
“It was really great and the fans were amazing,” Ngoyi said. “They made me feel at home. They were telling me all these good things about the school and I was treated great.”
The thing that stood out to Ngoyi most about the day was being able to connect with more of his fellow recruits. He’s making some good connections with them and hopes to see them more in the future.
Stay tuned to Hail Varsity for more recruit reaction throughout the weekend. You can check out our photo gallery of the recruits pregame, too.
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.