Nebraska added to its 2019 recruiting class this week when 3-star running back Thomas Grayson committed to the Huskers following a memorable junior day visit.
The commitment brought the Huskers’ Class of 2019 to four members, including a trio of in-state commits.
Let’s take a closer look at where Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class stands.
Where Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class ranks
Grayson’s commitment helped Nebraska in the national rankings, but the Huskers have not budged in the conference standings for a couple of weeks. According to the 247Sports composite, Nebraska has the No. 34 class in the country and the No. 9 class in the Big Ten.
Latest in Nebraska recruiting news
- What Grayson’s commitment means for Nebraska and how his junior day visit changed everything about his commitment.
- Nebraska running backs coach Ryan Held is looking for pure speed in his running backs.
- The Huskers are still in the running for Omaha (Neb.) Burke standouts Chris Hickman and Nick Henrich.
- There is a new quarterback offer out, plus a 4-star linebacker visiting for the spring game.
- It’s clear Nebraska is making the Midwest a priority in its recruiting efforts.
- What’s the latest in 5-star outside linebacker Owen Pappoe’s recruitment?
- Take a glimpse into Scott Frost’s recruiting philosophy and why the Huskers might add a transfer quarterback.
- Nebraska has also been busy offering 2020 quarterbacks, including Michael Henderson Jr.
- Mosai Newsom, a 3-star defensive end, visited Nebraska again last weekend.
- Three-star running back Garrison Johnson is still feeling the love from the Huskers. Speaking of which, who else are the Huskers targeting at running back?
- Check out how some prospects reacted to junior day last Saturday.
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 283
- In-state recruits offered: 5
- California recruits offered: 46
- Texas recruits offered: 45
- Florida recruits offered: 40
- Georgia recruits offered: 33
- Missouri recruits offered: 13
Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class: Commits
OLB Garrett Nelson, 3 stars, Scottsbluff (Neb.)
ATH Garrett Snodgrass, 3 stars, York (Neb.)
DT Ethan Piper, 3 stars, Norfolk (Neb.)
RB Thomas Grayson, 3 stars, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington
Top uncommitted targets in Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class
OLB Owen Pappoe, 5 stars, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson
Pappoe has preliminary plans to take an official visit to Nebraska during the fall for a game. There’s also a chance he swings by campus for a visit this spring. Linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and area recruiter Sean Beckton, also the Huskers tight ends coach, will go after Pappoe. However, it will be difficult to pry him from Georgia, with Auburn and Clemson also contenders. Some of his social media posts have suggested he is still strongly considering Nebraska. It will be interesting to see if Pappoe can convince any of his Grayson teammates to visit Nebraska. However, his visit is now in question since he announced he will commit on May 5.
QB Max Duggan, 4 stars, Council Bluffs (Iowa) Lewis Central
There are several regional recruits Nebraska should capitalize on and Duggan sits atop that list. Quarterback will be a priority again for Frost and Nebraska, and Duggan would be a nice fit for the offense. Mike Riley’s staff built a solid foundation with Duggan and the new staff has followed suit. Duggan expects to announce his commitment within the next month. Duggan holds offers from top programs around the country, so the Huskers will have to finish strong here.
Duggan took unofficial visits to Notre Dame, TCU and Ohio State earlier this month. The Huskers will have to get him on campus sooner rather than later. He visited Minnesota again last weekend, and the Gophers have emerged as a serious candidate for him. Duggan’s decision can come at any time.
LB Nick Henrich, 4 stars, Omaha (Neb.) Burke
With two of the top 4 in-state prospects on board, the state’s No. 2 prospect will also be key to add to the class. Nick Henrich is the No. 10 inside linebacker in the class. Notre Dame is taking a leap in his recruitment, as he’s scheduled an unofficial visit with the Irish soon. He also has set visits to several other Midwest programs, including Nebraska, throughout April, according to his coach.
TE Chris Hickman, 4 stars, Omaha (Neb.) Burke
Henrich’s teammate and the state’s top player in the 247Sports composite, Hickman also plays a key position in Frost’s offense. Despite being the 10th-ranked tight end in the class, Hickman would be open to moving to the defensive side of the ball if it were a better fit. That might be the case with the Huskers, since a tight end functions as an extra receiver. Hickman visited Nebraska last Thursday.
Nebraska commits position breakdown
Here is a breakdown of the number of Nebraska’s 2019 class commits at each position:
RB: 1 (Grayson)
OLB: 1 (Nelson)
ATH: 1 (Snodgrass)
DT: 1 (Piper)
Geographical breakdown of Nebraska football commits
Here is a breakdown of Nebraska’s 2019 class commits by state: