As fall camp gets underway, there will be players who generate a lot of buzz. That includes those we haven’t much about during their Nebraska careers to date. However, almost all of the contributors on the roster were recruits that were celebrated when they picked the Huskers.
Let’s take a step back and remember a few players as recruits, why they were important to their recruiting class and why they could generate some buzz this fall camp.
We started things off by taking a look at Andre Hunt. Today we look at safety Marquel Dismuke.
Remembering Dismuke as a prospect: Think back to June 16, 2015. That was the date that Dismuke verbally committed to the Huskers after a group from his 7-on-7 team took an unofficial visit to Lincoln. He had previously been committed to Cal but left the Bears class prior to his visit to Lincoln. Dismuke, a 4-star from California, committed to Nebraska over offers from Michigan, Arizona State, Cal and Mississippi State among others.
Why he was important to the class: First, Dismuke was a very good prospect coming out of high school. He was projected to be more of a roaming free safety that was also not afraid to make a hit when needed. What he immediately became known for was the godfather, if you will, of the “Calibraska movement” under former coach Mike Riley. He paved the way for Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and Tristan Gebbia to join the Huskers and helped get Nebraska a great shot a 5-star defensive back Darnay Holmes before he chose UCLA.
Why he could generate buzz in camp: The junior has seen some action as a Husker, totaling 44 tackles in 20 games with just one start. Husker fans are eager to wrap their arms around Dismuke too. He has stuck around in the program through coaching changes and the departure of his friends from high school for other programs. Dismuke’s name consistently comes up during coaches’ interviews as someone who is on the cusp of more playing time.
Now we will wait to see if his hunger to win an open job can be turned into reality this fall.
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.