The Huskers hosted four official visitors this weekend. Among them was 3-star Georgia defensive back Nathan Vail. The defender (6-2, 195) was surprised by what he saw during his time in Lincoln over the weekend.
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“I loved it,” Vail said. “I was kind of surprised on how much I enjoyed it but it was it was a great trip.
“Just all the fan base, they’re really involved with the football team. The coaches really take care of the players and I kind of thought it would just be a bunch of cornfields but it ended up being pretty nice. It’s a smaller college town so it’s definitely something I think I’d enjoy if I went there.”
This last year and a half so much recruiting has happened via Zoom and FaceTime. It was reassuring to Vail that there was no awkwardness with this coaching staff in person. He found Nebraska’s staff to be genuine in the way they carry themselves which makes him want to return to Lincoln this season.
He made the trip with his parents who also came away impressed.
“They loved it too,” Vail said. “They were kind of surprised like me on how much the fans really love football out there and just how everybody loves it in the college town. It’s definitely something that we all enjoyed.”
The Huskers also did a nice job of making Vail feel at home during his visit. That was helped by the best thing he ate all weekend which was the shrimp. He said that reminded him of being in the South. The other way the Huskers made him feel comfortable was with his player host: fellow Georgian Quinton Newsome. The pair got along really well and also spent a lot of time with Newsome’s roommate, Myles Farmer. Since they are all from Georgia, it allowed them to bond quickly.
One of the other highlights of the trip was getting to sit down with defensive backs coach Travis Fisher. The pair talked for over an hour breaking down film.
“He knows ball really well with playing in the league,” Vail said. “He showed me some little things that I didn’t know that probably only a pro guy or really experienced coach would know. I think he could definitely help me with my career if I went to Nebraska.”
Vail is considering Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Duke and Boston College. He’s taken official visits to Georgia Tech and Boston College so far. The plan is to take an official to Duke this coming weekend. He also wants to return to Boston College during the season and potentially Nebraska.
“I talked to Coach Frost and he said it would definitely be awesome if I came up for a game this season,” Vail said. “I kind of want to see that that fan atmosphere in person so I can see myself going back up there.”
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.