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Andre Hunt rates Nebraska visit 10 out of 10
Nebraska hosted its final wide receiver target, Andre Hunt, for an official visit this past weekend. The 3-star wide receiver was impressed with what the Huskers had to offer and rated the trip a 10 out of 10.
Hunt was asked if there was a moment that stood out to him during the visit.
“Wow, there was a bunch,” Hunt told Land of 10. “If it had to be only one I would probably say the time we got to spend with [athletic director Bill] Moos. He’s fantastic! You can feel the passion for the program that he has. Just like coach [Scott] Frost.
“You can definitely see why there’s excitement around the program and school.”
Adrian Martinez, an early enrollee and 4-star quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class, hosted Hunt. He was one of five prospects making official visits during the weekend.
“I think we all kind of vibed during the photo shoot, though, and out on the field the juices started flowing,” Hunt said. “Memorial Stadium is impressive.”
That wouldn’t be the last time during our conversation Hunt complimented Nebraska’s facilities. His parents also were impressed with the school. His mother was pleased with the academic services.
“Dad and I have seen the school and stadium on YouTube and TV a bunch, but in person we both think it’s ‘very impressive,’ stealing Pops’ words again,” Hunt said.
“Again, I’m not trying to say the same thing over and over again, but facilities-wise we really we’re surprised even though we had heard [great things].”
Hunt, a Lancaster, Calif., native, is the No. 95 wide receiver in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. He said the strong visit makes his upcoming decision all the more difficult.
“I’ve been really lucky on all my trips. I’ve met really good people and coaches,” Hunt said. “Nebraska was no different — definitely great coaches and people around the staff.”
Hunt said he has not reached a decision. He plans to announce during a televised ceremony on National Signing Day. He also is considering USC and Oregon State.
“I’m close,” Hunt said. “I think I know where I’m headed. [I] will sit down this evening [Monday] and finalize things.”
Visit to Nebraska leaves Willie Canty with plenty to process
Willie Canty had a feeling his official visit to Nebraska this past weekend could be special. But regardless of whether he commits to the Huskers, he will have an everlasting memory from the trip.
He saw snow for the first time.
“I got a chance to make a snowball for the first time,” Canty told Land of 10. “It was super cool.”
Canty thoroughly enjoyed himself during the visit: “I had a pretty good time, had fun.”
Canty said he chilled with his host, redshirt freshman linebacker Willie Hampton, who also is a Florida native. The two had an obvious connection.
“Willie’s great,” Canty said. “He’s pretty good people.”
On Monday, there was serious movement toward Nebraska on Canty’s 247Sports Crystal Ball. All seven predictions now have him going to the Huskers. Canty said he could see himself at Nebraska.
“I felt comfortable,” Canty said. “They made it in a way I feel comfortable. They made it feel like home, a good place with a good atmosphere. They made it so that if I decide Nebraska, I could be there.”
A native of Belle Glade, Fla., Canty said the cold wouldn’t affect his decision and insisted that once he got used to the climate, he would be fine. He is 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds, with Nebraska recruiting him at tackle.
Canty’s mother had questions for Frost, which they addressed during a private meeting, Canty said. She also wanted to know about the weight-training program because she knows her son will have to spend an ample amount of time in the weight room to compete at the next level.
Canty said his mother is also a fan of the way offensive line coach Greg Austin conducted himself and how he plans to coach Canty.
Other highlights for Canty included checking out the facilities.
“The campus is pretty good,” Canty said. “I like it.”
Canty will announce his decision on Signing Day.
Silver linings in Matthew Tago‘s commitment to Oregon State
In somewhat of a surprise decision, 3-star athlete Matthew Tago committed to Oregon State over Nebraska on Saturday during a ceremony in his home. He had officially visited the Huskers the weekend before and it seemed like they carried momentum into his announcement.
While the coaching staff probably is bummed that they couldn’t land another quarterback in the class, there are a couple of silver linings here. For one, there’s more anticipated space in the class as the Huskers have plenty of targets still on the board heading into Signing Day.
It also has recruiting implications. If recruits see a full quarterbacks room (transfer Noah Vedral will come into play after he sits out this season) that might scare off some of them because of the unclear path to early playing time.
Tago’s decision also enhances the competition between the quarterbacks already on campus. Matt Masker, a walk-on from Kearney (Neb.) Catholic, also benefits from the decision.
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