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Nebraska Recruiting: The Key to Playing Early

August 1, 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.


Fall camp officially gets underway on Friday for the Nebraska football team. The reality of big-time college football is here for the freshman class that was recruited last season. Each year we talk about how many freshmen will be able to come in an make an immediate impact and it is typically less than pundits and fans seem to think. 

There will certainly be some newcomers that make an impact this season. Two possibilities are wide receivers Jamie Nance and Wan’Dale Robinson, both of whom were early enrollees and participated in spring ball. On Thursday, I asked Kade Warner what he was seeing from the young guys this summer. 

“There’s a different aspect they bring to the team and things they have to work on,” Warner said. “Wan’Dale showed his quickness in the spring. Jamie showed his speed. If we can get them to hone in on the details of the game and use those aspects to help them out, they will both be really good receivers for us this year and the years to come. It’s a thing where they have to learn the offense. Once you learn it and the concepts of where you need to be, everything comes more naturally. You are able to play a lot faster.

“When we get them fully accustomed to that, they’ll really be able to help us out.” 

Junior offensive lineman Brenden Jaimes, who played as a true freshman, offered advice that would be good for any position group on the team. 

“Mentally, just prepared,” Jaimes said. “You have to really know your stuff. Study. It’s not just a once a week thing. It’s every night and every day, studying. Be as prepared as you can be for game time.” 

We will soon have post-practice availability to ask coaches how their young players are doing. It seems like the best advice that teammates would give have nothing to do with the physical play on the field but having a deep understanding of what needs to be done on the field. 

Recruit Watch

>> Marvin Scott III, a priority running back recruit from Florida, showed that he got his official offer from Nebraska on Twitter. 

>> JUCO cornerback target Brian George is planning to drop his top 10 on Friday. 

ICYMI

>> For more details on key targets (Premium) who picked up their official offers from Nebraska today, we’ve got a running list.

>> Scott Frost kicked off preseason camp with a press conference on Thursday.

>> Tom’s Time explored how you can follow up the scoring explosion. 

>> Nebraska just barely missed being in the coaches preseason top 25 poll. 

 
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