There’s a lot Cam Taylor is looking forward to this weekend at the Nebraska spring game.
The 2018 signee will have his parents, his sister and a high school teammate traveling with him to Lincoln from his home in Montgomery, Ala. He’ll have a chance to link up with several other 2018 signees, some of whom he will be meeting for the first time. Taylor is also excited to reunite with his future coaches.
The weekend is surely set to be a spectacle, with a packed Memorial Stadium providing a unique recruiting opportunity for the Huskers, as dozens of prospects from across the country are expected to make the trip to Lincoln. And in addition to everything else, Taylor and a couple other of his 2018 recruiting classmates are pumped up to lend a hand this weekend in recruiting the future classes.
If it’s anything like the experience he had during his official visit, Taylor said, Saturday should be memorable for any recruit. The 3-star athlete visited in January and will also be experiencing the game-day atmosphere at Nebraska for the first time. But he hopes to answer any of the recruits’ questions, similar to the way Huskers coaches sat down with him and his mother during his official visit that convinced him Nebraska was the place for him.
“I know they’ll be feeling very comfortable by the end of the weekend,” Taylor told Land of 10. “Any questions they have, they’re going to be answered for sure. And answered in detail, in a way that puts you at ease.”
Casey Rogers, a future Nebraska defensive end will also be making his first visit to Nebraska for a game. Rogers, a 3-star signee, has spoken with fellow defensive end Tate Wildeman. As the two ends in the class, they’re both looking forward to it and said simply being around the program will excite recruits. Rogers said he will be happy to serve as a recruiting resource throughout the weekend as well.
Although it’s just the spring game, Rogers knows Saturday will be the closest environment to an actual game.
“I’d say there’s something special going on in Lincoln,” Rogers told Land of 10. “There’s no other team in the country that sells out their spring game. If that doesn’t speak for itself, then I don’t know what will.”
Other 2018 commits expected to be on campus for the spring game are defensive back Cam’Ron Jones and running back Maurice Washington. All four current members of the 2019 class — Thomas Grayson, Garrett Snodgrass, Garrett Nelson and Ethan Piper — are also planning on being in attendance.
And even though it might be some commit’s first time watching a game in Lincoln (or at least something resembling one), there are many components of Nebraska to love, according to Rogers.
“The new coaching staff, with Scott Frost, especially with him being back in Lincoln, there’s only good things to come,” Rogers said. “I would tell them you don’t get … a coaching staff that went undefeated. Everything’s that said out of spring practices is only positive. The players, they want to work for Coach Frost. They want to bring Nebraska back to what it was when Coach Frost was there. To be a part of something special like that and to be part of a group of guys who want to work hard, I don’t think there’s really anything better than that.”
Come Saturday, Rogers, Taylor and the other 2018 commits in town will point be sure to point that — plus much more — out to the other potential future members of Nebraska football.