LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska football recruiting will be busy this month with Friday Night Lights camps on campus, and satellite camps around the country.
Here’s a quick rundown of what the Huskers will be up to during this pivotal month on the recruiting trail.
Nebraska satellite camps schedule, dates
Nebraska’s coaches will kick off the satellite camp season with a trip to College Station, Texas, for Texas A&M’s minicamp. Nebraska will join Mississippi State, Texas State, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Kansas, Indiana, Tulsa, Arizona State and UTSA at the camp.
This could be a chance for Nebraska coaches to get another look at a few top prospects, including 2018 WR Joshua Moore, 2018 safety Jordan Moore and 2019 QB Grant Gunnell. All three are being heavily recruited by Nebraska and Texas A&M.
Staying in the state of Texas, Nebraska coaches will attend the UTSA Adidas 3-Stripe Challenge. Also in attendance will be coaches from Tulsa, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, Kansas, Arizona State and Arkansas State.
After a day off, coaches will head east to Macon, Ga., for the Mercer Football 3-Stripe Elite Camp. Mississippi State, Texas A&M, North Carolina State, Indiana, Florida Atlantic, Troy, Kansas, Eastern Michigan, The Citadel, Kennesaw State, Western Carolina, Florida Atlantic and Louisiana Tech will also be there.
The following day, Mike Riley and his staff will be at the Florida Atlantic Adidas Showcase, where new FAU coach Lane Kiffin will play host. The Huskers will join up with coaches from North Carolina State, Arizona State, Miami and Louisville. Nebraska is looking at several prospects from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., which is a 3-hour drive from Boca Raton.
Nebraska staffers head north to St. Louis, a hotbed for the Huskers this recruiting cycle, for a camp at Lindenwood University. Other schools sending coaches: Benedictine College, Indiana State, MacMurray College, McKendree University, Missouri Baptist, Southeast Missouri State, Southern Illinois and Wayne State College. Nebraska has a commitment from 3-star WR Cameron Brown, who is from St. Louis.
Nebraska’s final satellite camp before heading home will be the Redlands Football Camp near Los Angeles. Nebraska will be in attendance with Colorado, Washington, Fresno State, Washington State, Oregon and Arizona. The Huskers’ 2018 class already has three players who play in California, and they’re looking to add to the “Calibraska” movement.
Nebraska Friday Night Lights camps schedule, dates
Nebraska will host two youth camps on June 14 and 15 in Lincoln. The camps are for boys and girls in grades 3-8.
Nebraska’s first Friday Night Lights camp will be on June 16. A flier touting the event says “starting varsity players are recommended for camp.” Nebraska will also host a Big Man Camp on this day, so some of the top linemen from around the country likely will be in Lincoln for both camps.
Nebraska’s final two youth camps will be held June 21 and June 22.
Nebraska’s second Friday Night Lights camp will be in Lincoln on June 23. Many of Nebraska’s commits in the 2018 class are planning to attend. Expect the likes of 4-star cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles, 4-star WR Manuel Allen, 4-star ATH Chase Williams and 4-star ATH Mario Goodrich. The Huskers also will host a Skill Positions Camp.