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Nebraska Recruiting: Staff Excited to Show Game Day Atmosphere

April 11, 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.


In Wednesday’s notebook, we talked about the impact that Husker fans have on recruits from the prospective of sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor. Today, let’s take a look at what some of Nebraska’s coaches think. 

Even if it has now happened in back-to-back years, it is a major achievement that Memorial Stadium is sold-out for the spring game. It’s something that everyone takes notice of, starting with Coach Scott Frost.

“Our fans are the best in the country and I don’t know if it’s close,” Frost said. “I’m sure other people feel that way too but when you talk about a fanbase that sells out a stadium in 24-48 hours for a spring game, that’s hard to match. I know there are other teams around the country with a few hundred people at their spring games and we are going to have a full house. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the type of support we have here and get our recruits a chance to see the stadium and how it looks on a Saturday in the fall. So, that’s hard to replicate. Not many places are like that and we are happy that we have the type of support we do.”

Having grown up in Nebraska and played for the Huskers, Frost may be used to the support that fans provide the team on a consistent basis. Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher explained on Wednesday what it was like for him.

“Now that I had a chance to see [the spring game sold out] last year, now it’s expected,” Fisher joked. “It’s the standard. I’m looking forward to coming out and seeing the fans. I love to see these fans. They are awesome. The best fans in the country. I’m looking forward to seeing that. I’m also looking forward to seeing the guys go out and have fun. They are putting a lot of blood, sweat and tears this spring. They have done everything we’ve asked them to do.”

Fisher will get the opportunity to show the atmosphere off to several targets that will be in town for the game. In addition, all of his signees that are joining the team this summer will be in Lincoln for the weekend. Myles Farmer, Noa Pola-Gates, Quinton Newsome and Javin Wright have all confirmed they will attend the game. 

When I get a chance to speak with the prospects that attended the game this weekend, I am sure they will all comment on the fan support. What we’ll see on Saturday is just another example of there being no place like Nebraska. 

Recruit Watch

>> Jaden Taylor, a 2021 defensive back, will be attending the spring game this weekend. Taylor is the younger brother of sophomore defensive back Cam Taylor.

>> Jonathan Odom, a tight end target from Florida, will take an official visit to check out the Gators this weekend. The Huskers are still fighting to get an official from him ahead of a college choice. 

ICYMI

>> On Wednesday, freshman linebacker Nick Henrich had surgery. All of the other early enrollees went to visit him.

>> Jacob Padilla evaluated the benefits of Isaiah Roby returning to Nebraska. (Premium)

>> Major 2021 defensive target TJ Bollers was at Nebraska practice on Wednesday. I spoke with him about what he saw and his bond with defensive coordinator Erik Chinander. (Premium)

>> The Hail Varsity No Huddle is back to celebrate the return (sort of) of football this weekend.

>> Former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler resigned at Southern Miss, potentially paving the way for him to join Fred Hoiberg’s staff at Nebraska.

 
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