Nebraska finished the 2018 recruiting class on a strong note thanks to the efforts of Scott Frost and his staff, but expect the Corhuskers to take the next step with a successful 2019 class. Land of 10’s Chris Bumbaca will answer a recruiting question of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Ask him a question on Twitter (@BOOMbaca or @Landof10Huskers) or on Facebook. Find our previous questions and answers here.
With the new staff not afraid to offer any player anywhere,what is the most important part of the nation to recruit? Florida,Texas,California or ????
— Jeff Shannon (@LCSjeff) April 2, 2018
For Nebraska’s recruiting plan to be effective, the Huskers have to recruit outside of the Midwest at a reasonable clip. The states with the most talent are the ones Jeff mentioned: Florida, Texas and California. Georgia could be included as well.
The Huskers should make every effort to keep a presence in all four states. If Scott Frost’s 2018 class — his first at Nebraska — is any indication, he will be successful in accomplishing that.
However, Florida will be the most important state, at least in the near future. Nebraska signed eight prospects from the Sunshine State in the 2018 class:
- Three-star receivers Justin McGriff, Mike Williams and Dominick Watt
- Three-star defensive backs Deontai Williams and C.J. Smith
- Three-star athletes Miles Jones and Braxton Clark
- Three-star offensive lineman Willie Canty
Signing one-third of a class from one state at Nebraska is noticeable. The beginnings of a potential pipeline are in the making. Frost and his staff have name recognition nationally, but that awareness is heightened among Florida prospects because of their two successful seasons at UCF.
Combine that with the number of recruits in Florida and the reticulated connections that are inherent to college football, and all of a sudden someone is only a degree of separation or two from Nebraska and Frost.
Frost also wants to recruit speed. Florida has plenty of it, making it a natural fit for the Huskers to recruit heavily in the next few cycles.
This is not to say that Nebraska should disregard Georgia, Texas and California. That won’t be the case as Nebraska will try to make significant inroads in those states, too.
But if you’re guessing which state will receive most of the staff’s attention on the recruiting trail, the best bet is Florida.
Speaking of which, Land of 10 has taken a look at Nebraska’s key targets in these states for the 2019 class.
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