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Nebraska football hosted its first junior day of the recruiting cycle on Saturday.

Nebraska hosts first recruiting junior day; what we learned from Huskers’ first full week of practice

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Junior day raves

Nebraska and coach Scott Frost received rave reviews from the recruits on campus for the Huskers’ first junior day of the year. The general consensus shows the Huskers held a successful first event.

In fact, the visit went so well for 4-star outside linebacker Marcus Hicks that Nebraska is now one of his top contenders.

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What we learned

What did we learn from Nebraska’s first full week of spring practice? Plenty, including new positions, new numbers and plenty of install. And when it came to the defense specifically, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander made it clear that it’s all about building trust to get things started.

Eyes in the sky

Frost is the one to make the calls on game day, but offensive coordinator Troy Walters is there to be his second set of eyes through it all.

Making moves

Nebraska quarterback Patrick O’Brien may be known for his arm strength, but the sophomore is in a position to prove he can also make some moves with his legs in Frost’s offense.

Family proud

Former Nebraska cornerback Chris Jones is preparing for the NFL draft, and all he wants to do is make his family proud.

What’s being said on Twitter 

Miss anything on Twitter over the weekend? Here is a quick list of the more notable tweets in the last 48-plus hours:

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