Nebraska football’s 2018 recruiting class is lagging behind the rest of the Big Ten in quantity, even if its quality is right where it needs to be.
Penn State, Maryland, Purdue, Minnesota and Rutgers all have 20 or more recruits verbally committed for 2018, while Nebraska has 10. However, Nebraska’s recruiting a much more highly touted player on average than the above schools, which should make moving up in the rankings an attainable goal.
Here’s a glance at where things stand.
Where the Nebraska recruiting class ranks:
Latest Nebraska recruiting class news:
Nebraska picked up commitment No. 11 on Aug. 7, when Cameron Brown committed to the Huskers — again. Brown committed in May before de-committing in June. But now he’s back and part of the 2018 class.
But the Huskers moved back down to 10 commits on Aug. 17, when 4-star Manuel Allen de-committed.
Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles, the Huskers’ top 2018 commit, is writing a first-person weekly story told to Nebraska beat writer Erin Sorensen.
Offers by the numbers:
- Reported offers: 185
- 5-star offers: 19
- 4-star offers: 109
- In-state recruits offered: 2
- California recruits offered: 31
- Texas recruits offered: 32
- Florida recruits offered: 27
- Missouri recruits offered: 9
Nebraska recruiting class: 2018 commits
CB Brendan Radley-Hiles, 4 stars, IMG Academy (Fla.)
WR Joshua Moore, 4 stars, Yoakum (Texas)
CB Chase Williams, 4 stars, Eleanor Roosevelt (Calif.)
TE Cameron Jurgens 4 stars, Beatrice (Neb.)
ATH Mario Goodrich, 4 stars, Lee’s Summit West (Mo.)
WR Cameron Brown, 4 stars, Christian Brothers College (Mo.)
DE Tate Wildeman, 3 stars, Legend (Colo.)
DT Masry Mapieu, 3 stars, York (Neb.)
C Will Farniok, 3 stars, Washington (S.D.)
K Barret Pickering, 3 stars, Hoover (Ala.)
Top uncommitted Nebraska football targets
Micah Parsons, 5 stars, Harrisburg, Pa.
Micah Parsons is the No. 5 player in the 2018 class and No. 1 weakside defensive end — and also in Pennsylvania. He visited Nebraska for the Friday Night Lights Camp. As reported by Adam Friedman of Rivals.com, Parsons will be at Nebraska’s game against Wisconsin on Oct. 7. He’ll be at Ohio State’s game vs. Penn State on Oct. 28. Parsons is a Penn State de-commit.
DB Christian Tutt, 4 stars, Thomson, Ga.
Christian Tutt is the No. 24 cornerback in the 2018 class and No. 23 player from Georgia. Tutt visited for Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camp and is scheduled to come back to Lincoln for an official visit this fall. 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions favor the Huskers.
DB Houston Griffith, 4 stars, Bradenton, Fla.
Houston Griffith’s recruitment has been all over the board. His 247Sports Crystal Ball has swung Nebraska’s way, then Florida State’s way, then back a bit to Nebraska. The No. 10 corner in the 2018 class is teammates with Radley-Hiles, which should help Nebraska. Griffith plans to take an official visit to Nebraska this fall.
DL Daniel Carson, 3 stars, Independence, Mo.
Though Nebraska doesn’t really need another defensive end in the 2018 class, the Huskers are still recruiting Daniel Carson, who is the No. 22 strongside DE in the 2018 class and No. 9 player in Missouri. The Huskers are considered the favorites to be Carson’s landing spot.