We’re three months away from National Signing Day, but it’s never too early to predict what Nebraska’s 2017 recruiting class will look like. With a few big commits, Nebraska could make this year’s class a transformative group. This class could be the face of the new Nebraska.
Here is, in our opinion and based off reporting over the past few months, the list of prospects who will sign with Nebraska in February.
Gebbia is a staple of this 2017 class. The 4-star quarterback will likely be an early enrollee in January. He committed to Nebraska in April.
Miles is a 3-star fullback from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La. He’s the son of former LSU coach Les Miles and committed to Nebraska in late July.
Lewis is a 5-star recruit and the No. 2 wide receiver in the 2017 class. I think Nebraska signs him in February because of Lewis’ relationship with wide receivers coach Keith Williams, and the fact that Lewis would be a starting receiver immediately.
McQuitty committed to Nebraska in March. The 4-star wide receiver will be a much-needed speedy slot receiver for Nebraska to replace Jordan Westerkamp.
Keyshawn Johnson Jr.
Johnson Jr. committed to Nebraska in March. The son of former Pro Bowl receiver Keyshawn Johnson, the 3-star receiver is Nebraska’s highest-profile recruit who has been recruiting for the Huskers on Twitter since his commitment.
Calvin was recently upgraded from 3-star to 4-star. Calvin is the No. 44 wide receiver in the 2017 class and visited Nebraska on Sept. 3. Nebraska offered Calvin early, and the school has been near the top of his list since.
Leitao is a 3-star tight end who committed to Nebraska in late August. The 6-foot-3, 234-pound tight end from Jenks, Okla., is the No. 35 tight end in the 2017 class.
One of Nebraska’s few in-state recruits, Allen is a 3-star tight end from Aurora, Neb. Allen is 6-foot-8 and the No. 1 recruit in Nebraska. He committed in April.
Sichterman is a 3-star tackle from Kings Mills, Ohio. He committed in May.
Jaimes is a 6-foot-5, 250-pound tackle from Lake Travis, Texas, who committed to Nebraska in April.
Bando is a 6-foot-5, 280-pound tackle originally from Lincoln, Neb. Bando committed in June.
Guy Thomas is a 3-star defensive end from Miami. He’s the No. 25 defensive end in the 2017 class and committed to Nebraska in August.
Porcher is a 3-star DE from Orlando, Fla., who committed to Nebraska in June. He’s the son of former NFL player Robert Porcher.
Watts is a 6-foot-3, 302-pound defensive tackle from Plano, Texas. Watts is Nebraska’s most recent commit. He committed in September.
The No. 9 recruit from Oklahoma, Thomas is a 3-star defensive tackle. He committed to Nebraska at the end of April.
Daniels is a 3-star prospect from Dallas who is between Nebraska and Oklahoma State. Daniels visited Lincoln in September and gave his visit a 12 out of 10. He will likely commit because of his relationship with defensive line coach John Parrella.
Johnson is a 4-star athlete who primarily plays linebacker at Salesian High School in Los Angeles. Johnson has long been a favorite to sign with Nebraska. He was just offered by Oregon, which will complicate things, but there’s still an extremely high chance he lands with Nebraska.
Roberts is Nebraska’s highest-rated recruit currently committed in the 2017 class as of November. Roberts is a 4-star linebacker from Wilmington, Del. He committed in April.
Hampton is a 3-star linebacker from Florida. He committed to Nebraska in March.
Cotton is the No. 46 safety in the 2017 class and visited Nebraska in September. Nebraska needs at least one defensive back in this class, and Cotton is high on Nebraska right now, so he’s Nebraska’s best shot.
Calloway is currently an Iowa commit but is not happy with his situation in Iowa City. Calloway visited Nebraska in October and it seems likely he’ll jump from Iowa. If he does, Nebraska has a good shot at picking him up.