The game against Indiana is a huge one in the early tenure of Coach Scott Frost at Nebraska. The team is in desperate need of a win to get closer to bowl eligibility but also to wipe out the sour taste of the loss at Minnesota two weeks ago.
This weekend is an interesting one as the Huskers have one official visitor coming in. There is a heavy emphasis this weekend on priority walk-ons.
Let’s breakdown where the prospects are in their recruitment.
3-star defensive end/outside linebacker Latarie Kinsler (Pahokee, Florida)
There is intrigue around Kinsler, the lone official visitor this weekend. He’s been prolific during his high school career at rushing the quarterback. He racked up over 20 sacks last season. At 6-foot-4 and 212 pounds, he has a good frame but whichever college he attends will need to put some weight on him. Still, the hope is that added weight wouldn’t hurt his explosion and pass rush skills. Kinsler is a former Louisville commit and has also taken an official visit to Syracuse. He is an early enrollee.
2020 Committed Unofficial Visitors
Turner Corcoran is the lone scholarship 2020 commit expected in town this weekend. Since the weekend is mostly built around priority walk-ons, it’s not a surprise that all of Nebraska’s current pledges will be at the game. Surely, they will be working on some of the players on the fence about joining the tradition. It’s noteworthy that both Issac Gifford and Ty Hahn will be on the sidelines this weekend. Those are two players that Nebraska would love to walk on but each has held out so far. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lincoln Southeast running back Nick Halleen joined the fold soon. The Huskers will look to add four or five walk-on commits soon.
OT Turner Corcoran (Lawrence Free State) (Kansas)
Walk-on DE Baylor Brannen (Millard West)
Walk-on OG Keegan Menning (Fremont)
Walk-on S Grant Tagge (Omaha Westside)
Walk-on OL Xavier Trevino (Lincoln Southeast)
Walk-on TE Nate Boerkircher (Aurora)
Walk-on S Mason Nieman (Waverly
Walk-on S Ashton Hausmann (Norris)
Walk-on OT Elijah Simsonson (Archbishop Bergan)
Walk-on S Grant Tagge (Omaha Westside)
2020 Unofficial Visitors
WR Mason Armstead (Creighton Prep)
OT Bladen Bayless (Aurora)
RB Davon Brees (Centennial)
WR Elliott Brown (Elkhorn South)
QB Reid Burke (Omaha Burke)
OG Casey Doernemann (Guardian Angels Central Catholic)
WR Broc Douglass (Grand Island)
WR Jadus Ellis (Millard North)
DE Davier Farrow (Lawrence Central (Indiana)
S Issac Gifford (Lincoln Southeast)
WR Isaac Gleason (Fullerton)
WR Tyrece Griggs (Omaha South)
WR Ty Hahn (Johnson-Brock)
RB Nick Halleen (Lincoln Southeast)
TE Grant Jones (Arnold)
RB Braden Klover (Southern)
RB Gabe Knisley (Seward)
RB Trevin Luben (Wahoo)
RB Jaylon Roussell (Omaha Burke)
OT Paxton Swanson (Platteview)
2021 Committed Visitors
Elkhorn South 2021 offensive tackle commit Teddy Prochazka will be back in Lincoln. In addition, priority outside linebacker TJ Bollers is making his second game trip this season. Another good weekend for Bollers and his family in Lincoln could go a long way to pushing the Huskers to the front of his list. Jermaine Hamilton, Beau Stephens and Jimmy Wyrick are also prospects to know from the 2021 group.
OT Teddy Prochazka (Elkhorn South)
2021 Unofficial Visitors
OLB TJ Bollers (Clear Creek Amana) (Iowa)
QB Cooper DeJean (OABCIG) (Iowa)
OT Caden Ellingson (Tea) (South Dakota)
ILB Jermaine Hamilton (Lincoln College Prep) (Missouri)
DE Nolan Millus (Lincoln Southwest)
OLB Makhi Nelson-Douglas (Elkhorn South)
OG Beau Stephens (Blue Springs) (Missouri)
CB Jimmy Wyrick (South Oak Cliff) (Texas)
2022 Unofficial Visitors
OT Spruceton Buddenhagen (Clarke Community) (Iowa)
QB Henry Martin (Blue Valley North) (Kansas)
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.