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Nebraska Recruiting: Stockpiling Impact Recruits Is the New Norm

August 4, 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.


Drop in on just about any school across the country and it’s likely the football staff is trying to upgrade the level of talent on the roster. With the exception of Clemson and Alabama—who are simply trying maintain the high level of talent on hand or replace outgoing first rounders—each recruiting cycle is a chance to upgrade for programs.

Nebraska has done its best to fill holes on the roster over the last two recruiting cycles, while also bringing in as many high-end players as possible. Each class should bring at least one prospect that fans just can’t wait to get a look at. In the 2018 cycle, that player was quarterback Adrian Martinez.

Running back Maurice Washington was also that type of prospect after his performance in the Under Armour All-American Game. One could argue that offensive lineman Cam Jurgens is in that category too.

In the 2019 cycle, the first person you think of is Wan’Dale Robinson. Nebraska posted this video on Saturday and Husker fans were buzzing. 

It’s hard to match that type of anticipation as a lineman but offensive tackle Bryce Benhart just might. Each year the Huskers need to have a few players that have a lot of buzz around them as freshmen. It’s not just recruiting hype but necessary to push the program forward. 

It’s becoming the norm around college football for impact players to show what they can do early in their careers. If the Huskers can build a new tradition of doing that, it will go a long way toward getting Nebraska football “back.”

Recruit Watch

>> Nebraska made the top 10 for highly-sought after junior collehe defensive back Brian George. 

>> Missouri offensive lineman Monroe Mills committed to Oklahoma State over the weekend.

>> The Huskers lost out on a different top JUCO cornerback, Marco Domio, who committed to Auburn. 

ICYMI

>> Nebraska must replace starters in the secondary but don’t call it a rebuild, writes Derek Peterson. 

>> The Huskers have high expectations in 2019 but as several players said this week, they are taking it day-by-day.

>> The overseas trip for Nebraska basketball is a good thing for the team and a big opportunity for Dachon Burke Jr.

>> Nebraska coaching staff doesn’t want to compare things to Central Florida but it’s easy to see the difference a year makes. 

 
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