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Nebraska Recruiting: New Offers Out as Huskers Host Visitors

January 19, 2020
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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.


Nebraska hosted a smaller but important group of visitors this weekend. The weekend was mostly centered around 2021 prospects but Nebraska did host one official visitor. Alabama wide receiver Kris Abrams-Draine was on campus and posted a couple pictures from his visit while still in Lincoln. 

Defensive back Tyler Hibbler made the trip from St. Louis Trinity Catholic High School on Saturday. Hibbler was one of the 2021 prospects on campus to leave Lincoln with a scholarship offer from the Huskers. The defender, who stands at 5-foot-11 and 183 pounds, also holds offers from the likes of West Virginia, Arkansas, Iowa State and others. 

In addition to Hibbler, the Huskers offered a preferred walk-on spot to a kicker/punter that was on campus this weekend. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, prospect Tyler Crawford was happy to get the offer from Nebraska.  

Nebraska’s specialist situation continues to be fluid. I expect the team to leave no stone left unturned to avoid having a repeat of last season’s special team woes. 

There was another offer that went out to someone who wasn’t on campus this weekend. California defensive back New Zealand Williams received an offer from the Huskers. 

The 6-foot-2 defensive back also received an offer from Georgia this week. Williams told me that he’s very excited to get an offer from Nebraska and can’t wait to get to Lincoln for a visit. No date is locked in yet but he is working on it with his coach and the Nebraska staff. 

All in all, it was a good weekend for Nebraska hosting visitors. They all made it to town despite the rough weather in the area. This weekend is a nice precursor to the bigger Junior Day next weekend that will feature even more top targets and players to watch. We will continue to have more reaction from the visitors in the coming days.

Recruit Watch

>> Assumption High School (Iowa) 2021 offensive lineman Tyler Maro had a good time on his unofficial visit in Lincoln this weekend. 

>> Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan, a 2021 linebacker from Lincoln (Missouri) College Prep, picked up his first Division I offer from Iowa State. He’s been on Nebraska’s campus a few times for visits. 

>> Defensive end target for 2020 Nusi Malani took an official visit to Virginia this weekend. 

>> Seth Malcom, a top 2021 inside linebacker target for the Huskers, visited Kansas State this weekend and picked up an offer. Malcom is scheduled to be in Lincoln next weekend.

>> Add another in-state prospect to the Junior Day list for Jan. 25. Athlete James Carnie out of Norris High School will be in attendance. 

>> They aren’t recruits anymore but I’ll bend my own rules to include these new Huskers taking in a basketball game this weekend. 

ICYMI

>> Brody Brecht, a 2021 wide receiver from Iowa, spoke to Hail Varsity about his unofficial visit (Premium) this weekend and discussed his decision timeline.

>> As Jacob Padilla writes, Kelly Hunter is ready for her coaching opportunity with Nebraska after years of prodding from John Cook. 

>> I took a look at new Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick’s recruiting history (Premium) and you might be pleased with what I found. 

>> Nebraska basketball hung with Indiana again but still camp up short in a tight loss.  

 
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