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Lloyd Summerall discusses Nebraska
For each of the 24 offers Lloyd Summerall currently owns, he’s keeping his options open. He did, however, feel compelled to mention one particular school by name during a conversation with Rob Cassidy of Rivals at the 3-Stripe Camp in Florida last weekend: Nebraska.
The coaching staff began recruiting him at UCF, and the transition to Nebraska has Summerall interested.
“They say it’s nice,” Summerall said of the Huskers. “So I want to see what it’s like, going out that far [away from home].”
The Auburndale, Fla., native is a 3-star prospect and the No. 26 weakside defensive end in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. Summerall is 6-foot-5 and 218 pounds, so he has the height but will need to add the weight. He also has long arms, giving him the tools to develop into an elite pass rusher — something the Huskers will definitely be searching for in the 2019 class.
If one had to predict a leader for Summerall, it would be Florida State. Summerall said he thinks newly hired coach Willie Taggart is building something special. He also has a close relationship with defensive line coach Odell Haggins.
Summerall also said Tennessee, Georgia and UCLA are other schools he’s strongly considering visits to at this time.
“I’m trying to get to know a lot of places right now,” he said.
But there’s no clear leader, Summerall insists. He will try to come up with a final list of schools by the middle of his senior season. He’s pretty sure Florida State and Georgia will make the cut; if Nebraska wants to be there, too, then it has work to do. The good news is that it seems like Summerall is willing to give the Huskers a shot.
And with the way this coaching staff recruits, that might be all Nebraska needs.
Jalan Robinson could be making decision soon
Nebraska signed 24 recruits and brought in a couple of transfers this cycle, meaning it’s unlikely the Huskers would be willing to add another player to the class. But if Nebraska had any remaining targets left on its board, it would be tackle Jalan Robinson.
A string of late offers from Kansas, Mississippi State and Nebraska created a whirlwind for the Lawrence, Kan., native in advance of National Signing Day. At that point, Robinson took a step back and decided to take more time to arrive at his decision.
That announcement may come soon. Robinson visited Oklahoma last weekend, but the Sooners have yet to offer. Unfortunately, Robinson has found himself as the backup plan with these programs, although the Jayhawks upped their walk-on offer to a full scholarship recently. As for Nebraska, the odds of Robinson landing there are actually slim. The Huskers signed a tackle in 3-star prospect Willie Canty, and it seemed Robinson served as a contingency plan if Canty signed with Louisville instead.
Right now, Kansas is the favorite for Robinson. If Oklahoma offers, then that would add a wrinkle to the recruitment. But I expect Robinson to sign with the Jayhawks in the near future.
Miles Jones shows off speed
One look at Miles Jones’ film and it’s clear he is fast. He’s not just football fast, either. On the track last weekend, Jones was part of a Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage 4-x-100 relay team that set a new meet record with a time of 40.31 seconds.
American Heritage 4×100 blazin 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/hKoTRYpixG
— Chad Wilson (@GridironStuds) February 17, 2018
Don’t expect Jones and his teammates to be satisfied with that mark, however. Jones told Land of 10 they’ve gone faster before and will try and break the 40-second mark as the season progresses. As for Jones, he’s “just working on getting faster and staying in shape.”
That way, when he arrives to Lincoln in June, he can use that speed on the football field. As we’ve said many times before, Nebraska plans to use Jones at both receiver and wide receiver, meaning he’ll have ample opportunity to show off his legs.
Some more love from Owen Pappoe
Ranked the No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 7 overall prospect in the Class of 2019, Owen Pappoe will be one of Nebraska’s top-ranked targets this cycle. He will take an official visit during the season, he told Land of 10 last week.
Pappoe attends Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga. That’s the alma mater of current Huskers Mohamed Barry and Breon Dixon, who transferred from Ole Miss in January.
Pappoe stoked the flames a little bit with a tweet Monday afternoon alluding to teaming up with Dixon and Barry in Lincoln.
— Owen Pappoe (@opfreak15) February 19, 2018
Huskers fans certainly wouldn’t mind adding another Grayson linebacker to the roster. But remember …
It’s important to not take what recruits post online too seriously. Still, Pappoe is seriously considering the Huskers, and the fact a pipeline already exists from Grayson to Lincoln is an advantage for Nebraska.
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