As the recruiting dead period ends Friday, Nebraska’s football program will be back on the trail in full force. The Huskers also will host a multitude of prospects on campus during the weekends. That begins this weekend, with Nebraska expected to host eight recruits for official visits.
From the relationships built off campus to experiences recruits have while on campus, the Huskers will grow their class, which currently includes 15 members. Of those 15, 12 players are signed and eight enrolled early, beginning classes this week. The class features four 4-star members and nine 3-star recruits.
Let’s take an in-depth look at where the Nebraska recruiting class stands.
Where Nebraska recruiting class ranks
So much can change in one month. A little more than a month ago, Nebraska had seven commits and the 75th-ranked recruiting class in the country. But Scott Frost and his staff have done a remarkable job on the recruiting trail. As of Thursday, the Huskers have the No. 36 class in the country and the No. 8 class in the Big Ten. Expect those rankings to improve as the Huskers receive more commitments in January, perhaps starting this weekend.
Latest in Nebraska recruiting news
- Top targets on Nebraska’s board in advance of National Signing Day.
- Tommy Bush, a 4-star wide receiver, is no longer considering the Huskers.
- Vanderbilt commit Miles Jones is on flip watch with the Huskers.
- What will Nebraska do at running back down the stretch? How about the class’ final ranking? That and more in this week’s mailbag.
- Another quarterback headlined the latest string of offers.
- A look at the eight early enrollees, breaking down how soon the Huskers might feel their impact on the field.
- Former UCF backup quarterback Noah Vedral is transferring to Nebraska. Here’s what it means for the Huskers.
- Land of 10 columnist Sean Keeler writes about Frost and Co. taking names on the recruiting trail.
- Mike Williams is the most recent commit to Nebraska, announcing the news on Wednesday.
Offers by the numbers:
- Reported offers: 271
- In-state recruits offered: 3
- California recruits offered: 45
- Texas recruits offered: 42
- Florida recruits offered: 51
- Georgia recruits offered: 20
- Missouri recruits offered: 11
Nebraska recruiting class: 2018 signees/commits
QB Adrian Martinez, 4 stars, Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.)
TE Cameron Jurgens, 4 stars, Beatrice (Neb.)
S C.J. Smith, 4 stars, Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.) *
DE Tate Wildeman, 4 stars, Legend (Parker, Colo.)
LB Will Honas, 3 stars, Butler Community College (El Dorado, Kan.)
DE David Alston, 3 stars, Woodbury (St. Paul, Minn.)
RB Greg Bell, 3 stars, Arizona Western CC (Chula Vista, Calif.)
WR Jaron Woodyard, 3 stars, Arizona Western CC (Bethesda, Md.)
S Deontai Williams, 3 stars, Jones County JC (Jacksonville, Fla.)
DT Masry Mapieu, 3 stars, York (Neb.) *
C Will Farniok, 3 stars, Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
WR Justin McGriff, 3 stars, Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.)
TE Katerian Legrone, 3 stars, Best Academy (Atlanta)
WR Mike Williams, (not rated), East Mississippi CC (Lake City, Fla.) *
K Barret Pickering, 3 stars, Hoover (Ala.)
* Intends to sign letter of intent in February. All other players listed have signed with Nebraska.
Top uncommitted Nebraska football targets
S Cam’ron Jones, 4 stars, Mansfield, Texas
Nebraska has made shoring up the back end of the defense a priority. The Huskers staff has made Cam’ron Jones a priority recruit and he’s reciprocated, taking an official visit the weekend before the early signing period. He will be back on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit. Is there a commitment on the horizon?
DE Daniel Carson, 3 stars, Independence, Mo.
Daniel Carson’s initial contact with Nebraska came from the former staff, but the new staff checked in with Carson for an in-home visit in mid-December. He will take his official visit this weekend. Carson’s first two visits were to Texas and Miami, and there’s a chance this visit will be his final one. A good sign for the Huskers.
CB Taiyon Palmer, 4 stars, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Taiyon Palmer was a Duke pledge until de-committing on Nov. 30. The No. 28 cornerback in the class, Palmer would fill a definite need in the secondary for the Huskers. Nebraska’s offer intrigued him, and he will be on campus for an official visit this weekend. N.C. State will host him next, and a late offer from Notre Dame is something to keep an eye on.
OL Hamilton Hall, 3 stars, Atlanta, Ga.
With the offensive line being another area of need, Hamilton Hall presents an intriguing option. The No. 123 tackle in the class is also considering Indiana, Mississippi State, Maryland and Ole Miss. Nebraska will host Hall for an official visit the weekend before National Signing Day.
Nebraska signees/commits position breakdown
Here is a breakdown of the number of signees/commits at each position:
QB: 1 (Martinez)
RB: 1 (Bell)
WR: 3 (McGriff, Williams, Woodyard)
OL: 1 (Farniok)
TE: 2 (Jurgens, Legrone)
WDE: 2 (Wildeman, Alston)
LB: 1 (Honas)
DT: 1 (Mapieu)
S: 2 (Smith, Williams)
K: 1 (Pickering)
Geographical breakdown of Nebraska football signees/commits
Here is a breakdown of Nebraska’s 2018 signees/commits by state:
South Dakota: 1