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Mycah Pittman still considering Nebraska
Nebraska is continuing to get early interest from top receivers from California.
One week after we learned 4-star wide receiver Kyle Ford planned to visit Nebraska for the spring game on April 14, another 4-star wideout — Mycah Pittman (Calabasas, Calif.) — announced the Huskers were in his top 10. He cut down his list of schools from the 27 that have offered him.
The 6-foot, 195-pound Pittman is the No. 9 receiver and No. 52 prospect overall, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Florida, UCLA, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Washington State also made his list of teams. His 247Sports Crystal Ball holds four predictions in favor of Florida, with one vote cast for Ohio State. The Gators appear to have the momentum on the heels of his unofficial visit there last weekend.
Pittman is originally from Florida, so this recruitment appears to be the Gators’ to lose.
Huskers host regional defensive lineman for unofficial visit
The next couple of months will be integral for Nebraska in bringing in unofficial visitors in the 2019 class. The process already has begun, actually. Last week, the Huskers hosted a priority regional target in Mosai Newsom, a 3-star defensive end from Waverly, Iowa.
Newsom is the No. 35 weakside defensive end and No. 577 overall prospect. The fourth-ranked recruit in Iowa visited Nebraska last Wednesday, taking advantage of spring break.
The early favorite to land Newsom is Iowa, which holds both of Newsom’s 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions. However, expect Nebraska to push hard. There’s plenty to like about Newsom, especially his size (6-3 and 252 pounds). It will be interesting to see if Nebraska considers him a lineman or more of an outside linebacker.
Things have moved relatively quickly between Nebraska and Newsom. The Huskers offered on Feb. 24 and Newsom was on campus less than three weeks later. Newsom also has taken an unofficial visits to Iowa (Dec. 17). During the season, he visited Iowa State once — he also camped there over the summer — and Minnesota twice.
Those programs may have more of a head start than Nebraska, but this is shaping up to be a battle among Big Ten West rivals (and Iowa State) for the Iowa product.
Nebraska offers intriguing athlete
Nebraska has a new offer out to Kane Patterson, a 4-star prospect who projects as an outside linebacker in college. He’s ranked as the No. 13 outside linebacker and No. 183 overall prospect in the class. The Nashville, Tenn., player is being recruited vigorously by Ohio State, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama and Northwestern, writes SEC Country’s Blake Morgan.
If the Huskers want Patterson to seriously consider the program, they will have to start moving quickly. Patterson is starting to take notice of which schools are putting in the time with him on the recruiting trail.
“Just investing,” Patterson told Morgan in reference to Tennessee, but can be applied to Nebraska’s standing with him as well. “Like with the schools that talk to me a lot, it impacts me a lot. It shows they want me to go school there — I think staying in contact more and building a better relationship. I’m hearing from other schools more and they are building more of a relationship.”
The Huskers also recently offered another defensive prospect. Steven Hawthorne, a 3-star defensive end from Chicago De La Salle Institute, picked up his third Power 5 offer when Nebraska came calling last week. The No. 58 weakside defensive end in the class attended a junior day at Illinois last week. The Illini and Syracuse are the other Power 5 offers for Hawthorne, who holds eight Division I offers total. Michigan State and Minnesota have expressed interest in him, but have yet to offer.
Lakia Henry wants to visit Nebraska
Nebraska made a shrewd decision when it offered the top JUCO linebacker in the class, Lakia Henry, last month.
Henry is a 4-star prospect and the No. 1 inside linebacker in the junior college ranks, according to 247Sports. He holds 11 offers total, with Alabama appearing to create some separation at the top. While that may be the case, SEC Country’s Chris Kirschner reports that Henry would like to visit Nebraska at some point this summer. He attends Dodge City (Kan.) Community College.
That’s good news for the Huskers, who landed Will Honas, the former top junior college inside linebacker, in the 2018 class.
Among the other schools Henry reportedly has an interest in checking out are Iowa State, Texas, Texas A&M and Tennessee. He holds 11 offers.
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