With a tidy bow placed on the 2018 recruiting class, the Nebraska football program will concentrate nearly all of its efforts to building the 2019 class. Huskers fans can expect a nearly full class once again, as Scott Frost and his staff seek to revamp the roster.
As of this moment, the 2019 class has just two commitments. Both recruits are top in-state prospects, which is a good sign. Recruiting Nebraska and the region will be pivotal for the Huskers in this cycle.
Let’s take a closer look at how the 2019 recruiting class is shaping up.
Where Nebraska’s Class of 2019 recruiting class ranks
Nebraska’s two-recruit class ranks eighth in the Big Ten and 35th in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. It’s very early in the cycle, so the rankings do not matter much yet.
Latest in Nebraska recruiting news
- Nebraska will host 5-star linebacker Owen Pappoe for an official visit this fall.
- Athletic director Bill Moos playing a key role in recruiting.
- Nebraska’s recruits from Florida in the 2018 class are ready to start a potential pipeline.
- Find out what it’s like to throw to incoming receivers Miles Jones and Dominick Watt, from one of their former quarterbacks.
- Walk-on quarterback Matt Masker will not shy away from competition when he gets on campus
- The top targets for the Huskers to pursue this class.
Offers by the numbers
- Reported offers: 173
- In-state recruits offered: 4
- California recruits offered: 39
- Texas recruits offered: 25
- Florida recruits offered: 27
- Georgia recruits offered: 15
- Missouri recruits offered: 10
Nebraska recruiting class: 2019 commits
OLB Garrett Nelson, 3 stars, Scottsbluff (Neb.)
ATH Garrett Snodgrass, 3 stars, York (Neb.)
Top uncommitted targets
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 sometime this spring. Linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and area recruiter Sean Beckton, also the Huskers’ tight ends coach, will go after Pappoe hard. However, it will be difficult to pry him away from Georgia, with Clemson also as a contender.
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 once 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 it seems like the new staff has followed suit. Duggan is expected to commit during the springtime, so if Nebraska can continue to move quickly with him, it will be the favorite. The signal caller holds offers from top programs around the country, so the Huskers will have their hands full.
LB Nick Henrich, 4 stars, Omaha (Neb.) Burke
With two of the top four in-state prospects already on board, the state’s No. 2 prospect will also be key to add to the class. Henrich is the No. 9 inside linebacker in the class. Notre Dame, Texas A&M and Florida have all recently offered him.
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. A tight end can basically function as a receiver, meaning Hickman will have plenty of opportunities to catch the ball. He’s the ninth-ranked tight end in the class.
Nebraska commits position breakdown
Here is a breakdown of the number of Nebraska’s 2019 class commits at each position:
OLB: 1 (Nelson)
ATH: 1 (Snodgrass)
Geographical breakdown of Nebraska football commits
Here is a breakdown of Nebraska’s 2019 class commits by state: