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Nebraska extends 9 new offers during, after early signing period
Nebraska’s recruiting operation over the last month or so has focused primarily on extending as many offers as the coaches see fit. The coaching staff has not been frugal with these offers, but it’s another example of the change in philosophy, style and scheme from the former staff.
During the early signing period and the days after, including Christmas, the Huskers were busy offering new targets as they prepare to fill 6-8 more spots in advance of National Signing Day on Feb. 7. Let’s take a look at who is on the receiving end of these offers.
WR Chris Olave, 4 stars, Mission Hills, Calif.
The former staff placed nearly all of its recruiting chips in California. The current staff has focused more on Florida. Recently, however, there’s been more involvement out west for Nebraska. Olave is the No. 55 wide receiver in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. Michigan, Utah, UCLA and Ohio State are all in contention for Olave, who will be a top target at a position group the staff will focus on down the stretch.
— Chris Olave (@chrisolave_) December 21, 2017
OL Jarrett Bell, 3 stars, Norco, Calif.
Bell picked up a Huskers offer Tuesday, as the team is trying to add at least one more offensive lineman in the class. Early signee and early enrollee Will Farniok is the lone offensive lineman in the class. Bell is the No. 21 guard in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. He’s previously named a top four of Alabama, Washington, Arizona and UCLA. The Bruins and Wildcats have already hosted him for official visits. The Huskers will try to get him on campus in January.
Blessed to have received a scholarship from Nebraska pic.twitter.com/rskBEQIXU6
— Jarrett Bell (@jarrett_bell_99) December 26, 2017
WR Andre Hunt, 3 stars, Lancaster, Calif. (Paraclete)
A onetime USC commit, the No. 111 wide receiver in the class de-committed from the Trojans two days before the early signing period began. According to his 247Sports player evaluation, Hunt can do it all as a receiver, in addition to being a contributor in the return game. He also projects as a likely slot receiver. Nebraska was his 12th offer and his first from the Big Ten.
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RB Ta’Zhawn Henry, 3 stars, Houston (Lamar)
Henry had been committed to TCU until Dec. 10 when he backed off that pledge. Texas Tech offered him three days later and holds 69 percent of the predictions for Henry on his 247Sports Crystal Ball. He has an official visit scheduled with Oregon State for Jan. 12, but look for the Huskers to bring him in later in the month. Nebraska could add another running back to its class — they signed 3-star JUCO product Greg Bell — to give them more options as they revamp the offense. Hunt is the No. 23 all-purpose back in the class, according to the 247Sports composite.
— ᵀᴴ¹ (@TazhawnHenry) December 25, 2017
OL Doug Johnson, not rated, Fort White, Fla.
Despite not having a star rating on 247Sports, Johnson has offers from SEC programs such as Georgia and Auburn. Nebraska became the 14th school to give him an offer. He is 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, projecting as a tackle at the college level. With few targets on the outside of the offensive line, Johnson will be someone to watch if the Huskers can bring him to Lincoln for a visit.
— Doug Johnson (@djthewarrior77) December 23, 2017
WR Solomon Enis, 4 stars, Phoenix (North Canyon)
Another prolific wide receiver snags a Nebraska offer. The hands-down favorite for Enis is Penn State, where his father, Curtis, was a standout running back in the 1990s. The Huskers have plenty of work in order to secure a commitment from him, but the door is open. Enis is the No. 40 wideout in the nation and the No. 228 overall prospect in this class, according to the 247Sports composite.
— Solomon. (@SolomonEnis) December 25, 2017
WR Delon Hurt, 3 stars, Anaheim, Calif. (Servite)
Hurt is committed to Utah. However, he opted to not sign with the Utes during the early signing period, meaning any team can recruit him. Utah has received his only official visit, so it could get interesting if Nebraska can bring him in for a visit. Hurt is the No. 92 receiver in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. Per his 247Sports player evaluation, Hurt “has an athletic frame, has a burst, good top-end speed, soft hands, excellent body control and can jump over smaller defensive backs.”
— Delon (@DelonHurt4) December 25, 2017
WR John Jackson, 3 stars, Gardena, Calif. (Junipero Serra)
A receiver from California with a Huskers offer? You bet. Jackson has only played wide receiver for two seasons, as the 6-2, 200-pound prospect is still growing into the position. He is the 96th-ranked receiver in the class, per the 247Sports composite. Tennessee, BYU and Oregon are also in the running for Jackson. He has an official visit scheduled with Wisconsin the weekend of Jan. 20. Can Nebraska be one of his other four visits?
— John Jackson III (@johnjack3_) December 25, 2017
RB Rahmir Johnson, 4 stars, Oradell, N.J. (Bergen Catholic)
One of the first 2019 offers from Nebraska’s new staff, Johnson told Land of 10 it meant a lot to him that the Huskers would reach out during the early signing period, in addition to the fact that the coaches are also preparing UCF for its bowl game. At 5-10 and 175 pounds, Johnson has nine offers, with schools such as Rutgers, North Carolina and Boston College all offering. That list is certain to grow. Johnson is the No. 24 running back in his class, according to the 247Sports composite.
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