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Nebraska Recruiting: Winter Conditioning Is Here

January 6, 2019
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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.


We are on the eve of Nebraska’s spring semester. With the winter break ending, the team will be turned back over to head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval and his staff very soon. If his comments during his early signing day press conference are any indication, coach Scott Frost is eager for the team to get back to work. 

“I think they know what they’re in for when they get back but I think they’re looking forward to it,” Frost said. "I just got done with an interview at HuskerVision and I said I can’t remember a season when I just got done with season and I was so quickly excited about getting started next year. I think a lot of people in our building, from our coaches to our players have that feeling.

"I want the guys to get away and go enjoy Christmas with their families, and when they come back we’ve got to get to work. Our team is going to be in a lot better shape this year than it was last year. We had to start from ground zero from a strength and conditioning standpoint with the guys. With a year under their belt with Zach [Duval], we’re way ahead of where we were a year ago, and I can’t wait to get started with them.”

We talk a lot about the new freshmen coming in, but don’t forget about those true sophomores that played last year, redshirt freshmen and even redshirt sophomores who are still developing. There are only 16 seniors on Nebraska’s roster. There are 50 scholarship sophomores and freshmen on Nebraska’s roster. There is a lot of development to be had with these young players in the program and that notion should be exciting to Husker fans. 

The jump for Frost’s UCF team between Year 1 and Year 2 was noticeable far beyond just looking at their record. The gains being made in the winter don’t get the headlines but it will set the table for the product the fans see this fall. 

Recruit Watch

>> Priority 2020 offensive line target Carson Lee was watching the All-American Bowl yesterday and took notice of Wandale Robinson. 

>> Nebraska’s early enrollees moved in this weekend and Nick Henrich’s dad Mike posted some cool photos on Twitter. 

>> Omaha Westside cornerback Tyson Guzman accepted a preferred walk-on spot with Nebraska. 

ICYMI

>> If you missed all the action from the All-American Game yesterday including a great showing by Wandale Robinson, check this out. 

>> Jacob Padilla has you covered with a recap of the Metro Holiday Tournament that featured a Nebraska signee and target. 

 
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