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Nebraska junior day will bring intriguing prospects to campus
Some of the biggest recruits Nebraska will host this week will be on campus for what officially won’t be considered junior day. For example, 4-star tight end and Omaha (Neb.) Burke product Chris Hickman visited Thursday. Four-star tackle and Metuchen (N.J.) Saint Joseph standout John Olmstead will take his unofficial visit Friday.
Approximately 40 recruits made their way to Lincoln for the first junior day of the cycle last weekend. Plenty of in-state talent in both the 2019 and ’20 recruiting classes were in attendance. Expect more of the same for this weekend. More names will emerge throughout Friday and Saturday. For now, here’s who we know we will be on campus this weekend.
Tackle Danielson Ike, 4 stars, Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst
Ike will be one of the headliners at Nebraska this weekend. A Nigerian immigrant, Ike began his high school football career in the Miami area before settling in Kansas City. The 6-foot-6, 300-pound recruit parlayed his size and strength to being the No. 21 tackle and No. 217 overall prospect in the Class of 2019 per the 247Sports composite rankings. Ike has eight offers, with Louisville, Kansas, Iowa State and Purdue among them. Miami, Stanford, LSU and Florida have all shown interest but have yet to offer. Bringing Ike in before there’s too much competition is a smart move. Additionally, Ike’s primary recruiter is running backs coach Ryan Held, who has been aggressive in bringing his targets in for early visits. Ike will have a chance to meet and interact with offensive line coach Greg Austin during the trip.
Defensive lineman MJ Anderson, 3 stars, Saint Louis Christian Brothers College
The Huskers offered Anderson on Feb. 28, so the relationship has progressed quickly with the defensive end. Anderson is ranked as the No. 61 strongside defensive end in the class. Notre Dame, South Carolina, Purdue, Minnesota and Iowa State are among his 16 offers. He attended junior day at Illinois in February. There’s reason to believe a strong visit could put the Huskers in serious contention here.
Cornerback Keith Jones, not rated, Saint Louis Cardinal Ritter College Prep
Jones still needs a Nebraska offer, but will visit the Huskers on Saturday one day after checking out Missouri. The Huskers should use the meeting with Jones to note his size (5-10) and how he carries himself. His coach, Brandon Gregory, said Jones is one of the best kids he’s ever coached. If Jones can impress Nebraska’s coaches, an offer could come. Jones only has three FBS offers thus far: Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Toledo. It may be a longshot, but someone to keep an eye on nonetheless.
DL Anthony Baker, not rated, Saint Louis Cardinal Ritter College Prep (2020 prospect)
Jones’ teammate, Baker, will also be in Lincoln on Saturday. At 6-1 and 255 pounds, the sophomore has to put on some size to be considered a viable option at defensive tackle. But programs are anticipating that, with Nebraska hosting him for a visit and Syracuse already offering. He took an unofficial visit to Notre Dame last season.
DL Joe Moore, not rated, Saint Louis Cardinal Ritter College Prep (2020 prospect)
Moore will be the third member of the Cardinal Ritter caravan to head to Nebraska. Already 6-4 and 252 pounds, Moore has attracted interest from Illinois, Missouri and now Nebraska.
Running back Thomas Grayson, not rated, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington
Held offered Grayson last week. As Grayson’s recruitment heats up, the Huskers wanted to be sure to get involved early. Grayson anticipates a great day in Lincoln and hopes to see a camaraderie among the team and coaching staff. He attended Oklahoma State’s junior day in January.
Huskers offer elite basketball recruit for quarterback
Scott Frost needs someone with true athletic ability to be his quarterback. How about one of the top basketball recruits in the 2020 recruiting class?
Evidently, the Huskers do not care that Jalen Suggs is the No. 2 overall prospect for basketball in that class. Nebraska offered Suggs on Wednesday to play quarterback. The Minneapolis Minnehaha Academy standout is 6-5 and 185 pounds. The Huskers join Minnesota, Iowa and Iowa State in offering.
Suggs, according to 247Sports, is the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in his class. On the court, though, Suggs is a 5-star prospect and the No. 2 overall recruit. He visited Kansas for an unofficial basketball visit last year, and Minnesota hosted him last month at its junior day for football.
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