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Nebraska Recruiting: Tracking Scott Frost and What It Means

December 4, 2018
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Recruiting never stops and it's easy to miss the top stories day-to-day. Recruiting analyst Greg Smith recaps all things Nebraska recruiting news, analysis and more so you never miss a thing.


The Huskers have a big visit weekend brewing this upcomning weekend in which they can use the huge hoops matchup with Creighton as another showcase of how passionate Nebraska fans are.

But before we get to that, let’s take a look back at Scott Frost’s travel last week during the contact period:

Sunday: OLB Garrett Nelson, OL Michael Lynn, QB Luke McCaffrey

Monday: CB Tavian Mayo

Tuesday: OL Jeremy James, RB Ronald Thompkins, DB Quinton Newsome

Wednesday: WR Winston Wright Jr., OLB Jamin Graham, OT Jimmy Fritzsche

Thursday: DE Brant Banks, OT Matthew Anderson

Friday: 2020 OT Turner Corcoran

While the list is likely not 100 percent of the visits Frost made, you do get a clear picture of a couple of trends. First, he wants to get out and see all of the commits that he can. The players not committed to Nebraska that got visits tell a story, too. Offensive lineman Jeremy James is a priority as a flip target. He is currently committed to Ole Miss. Wide receiver Winston Wright Jr. was a bit off the radar for Husker fans until Frost visited him and now he’s scheduled for an official visit Dec. 7.

Outside linebacker Jamin Graham was the biggest surprise that got a visit. He ended up taking an official visit last weekend and is now part of the 2019 class.

It’s generally safe to assume that prospects that aren’t committed to Nebraska who get Week 1 visits from the head coach are a priority. Sometimes though, scheduling conflicts can get in the way so it’s not a full-proof method. Now we will see where Frost lands during Week 2 of the contact period and what new official visitors come from that. 

If the first week is any indication, the twists and turns are just beginning.

Recruit Watch

>> Brandon Shivers, a defensive back from Arizona, left the San Diego State class today. 

I reached out to Shivers for a quick comment to see if Nebraska would figure into his plans.

“Absolutely,” he said. “They always showed major love.”

We will see if Shivers ends up setting a visit to Nebraska. He does hold an offer as well.

>> One of Nebraska’s top defensive targets for 2019, outside linebacker Lloyd Summerall, has had enough of the recruiting process. 

For the record, that doesn’t mean a decision is imminent. He’s just tired of answering questions from media and fans about his recruitment and where he is going to go. He will be taking an official visit to Florida this weekend. Frost has not gone in-home with him yet.

>> Yesterday, 2020 defensive tackle target Nash Hutmacher got his day started right with a good lift. Later in the day, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander was through his school.

ICYMI

>> We’ve been giving out all the scoop on the staff’s travels to meet with prospects and the latest information on Wandale Watch in the Varsity Club. (Premium)

>> There was some big news late Monday night as reports surfaced that Nebraska expects to add a grad transfer defensive tackle from Oklahoma State, Darrion Daniels.

>> Derek Peterson took a look at scoring the running backs in 2018.

>> I tackled the effects of Urban Meyer’s retirement on Nebraska recruiting. (Premium)

 
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