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Nebraska Recruiting: Coaches Wasting No Time on the Road

April 18, 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.


Now that spring football is over, the Nebraska coaching staff (minus coach Scott Frost) is out on the road for the evaluation period that runs until the end of May. There hasn’t been much wasted time. This week alone we have had reports of the staff popping up all over the country.

We know that defensive line coach Tony Tuioti and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander stopped by Iowa Western Community College. After that Tuioti was through South Dakota, including a stop to 4-star defensive lineman Nash Hutmacher’s high school. 

Running backs coach Ryan Held has been through Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. Defensive backs coach Travis Fisher stopped by Highland Community College, presumably to see new commit Jahkeem Green and 2020 cornerback Brian George. Tight ends coach Sean Beckton has been in the Northeast, stopping at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud did an in-state tour and has also been in Colorado. 

While all of that has been going on, the Huskers have been busy offering new players scholarships. Those offers have been primarily for the class of 2021, which is a good sign. We have talked here before about the Huskers recruiting staff wanting to get caught up and then get ahead on offers. If we are in April and there are mostly 2021 offers going out with some 2022 mixed in, they are on their way to achieving that goal. 

Again, hitting the goal of getting ahead in recruiting is vital to long-term success. Now that juniors can take official visits over the spring, the recruiting calendar is even more sped out than it already was. This coaching and recruiting staffs have shown that with time (and visits) they can be in the mix with any school for a prospect. If they start that process earlier and start to deliver wins in the fall, there is another level that Nebraska recruiting can attain.

Recruit Watch

>> Wyatt Wegener, the brother of incoming JUCO lineman Josh Wegener, competed in Nike’s The Opening over the weekend.

>> Trey Zuhn picked up an offer from Nebraksa football on Wednesday. His sister, Riley is coming to Lincoln to play for John Cook and congratulated him.

ICYMI

>> Check out this handy guide on basketball players to watch who are in the transfer portal. (Premium)

>> Kyle Kardell has your gamer on Nebraska baseball’s gritty win over Omaha. 

>> After spending some time in limbo, Armon Gates’ future with Nebraska basketball is clear, writes Jacob Padilla. 

>> Bill Moos, Fred Hoiberg and Scott Frost are set to tour Nebraska areas impacted by flooding. 

 
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