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Nebraska Recruiting: The Contact Period Is Back

January 9, 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.


Recruiting season is back in full swing. The contact period is back on Friday, meaning Nebraska’s coaching staff will be back on the road visiting prospects. Per the NCAA, here is a refresher on what that exactly means:

“Six (6) in-person, off-campus contacts per prospective student athletes shall be permitted during this time period with not more than one permitted in any calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week.”

Coach Scott Frost can make one in-home visit with a prospect during this period just like the last contact period leading up to the early signing period. Also, Nebraska assistants can make a maximum of four more visits to recruits that have not signed provided they saw that prospect no more than two times during the first contact period. This is where it becomes important that the staff planned out their visits well during the first period and didn’t use them with players who didn’t intend to sign in December. 

What will be fun to track in the run up to Feb. 6 is just how many 2020 prospects the staff is able to make contact with. There aren’t that many 2019 targets left to reel in, so these four weeks provide a great opportunity to find new 2020 targets and continue to move the ball forward with top 2020 targets. 

Official visits also resume starting this weekend. Nebraska will have a very good visit weekend right out of the gate with a handful of top targets in town. 

Recruit Watch

>> Hail Varsity has confirmed a big official visitor for this weekend. Wide receiver Charles Njoku (6-5, 200) will be in town. More to come on his visit in Big Red Recon on Friday. 

>> Carson Lee, a priority 2020 offensive line target, put out his highlight tape on Hudl. It features a lot of pancakes. 

>> Avante Dickerson, a 2021 defensive back prospect from Omaha Westside, got invited to Nike’s The Opening. 

>> The Huskers have offered a scholarship to 5-star 2020 defensive tackle McKinnley Jackson from Mississippi.

ICYMI

>> Kyle Kardell looked at where Nebraska ranks in the 2019 way too early polls.

>> The mailbag is back to look into what all the hype about Nebraska in 2019 is about.

>> Take a look at Nebraska women’s loss to Maryland in photos. 

 
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