Nebraska spring game: Updated list of recruits making or considering trip to Lincoln
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We are nearly a month away from Nebraska’s spring game on April 15 in Lincoln. But considering how massive that weekend is on the recruiting trail, we have been keeping track of the 2018 prospects who will be making the trip to Memorial Stadium for the Red-White scrimmage.
This is a fluid list, with recruits still figuring out plans — nothing will be set in stone until April 15. With that, here’s our updated list of recruits and their spring game plans, with confirmed visitors, likely visitors who have yet to confirm, and potential visitors whose plans are up in the air:
Jurgens is currently Nebraska’s highest-rated commit in the 2018 class, ranked the No. 102 player in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports. The 4-star tight end from in-state Beatrice High, is also the No. 1 player in the state and No. 5 tight end in the class. He’s been committed to Nebraska since August 2015.
Mapieu is also an in-state commit. The 6-foot-4, 270-pound 3-star defensive tackle is the No. 2 player in the state of Nebraska and No. 47 player at his position. He’s been committed since June 2016.
Radley-Hiles is one of Nebraska’s top priorities in this recruiting class. The Huskers have been recruiting the 4-star corner from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy since he was at Calabasas (Calif.) High last season. Radley-Hiles has quite a few connections to Nebraska, including playing with incoming Huskers freshmen Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. at Calabasas, as well as being a cousin to incoming WR Tyjon Lindsey. He holds 35 total offers.
Farniok, the younger brother of current Nebraska O-lineman Matt Farniok, is ranked the No. 9 center in the 2018 class and No. 1 player in South Dakota. The Sioux Falls native visited Nebraska last week during spring practice. He holds six offers.
Walker is another IMG Academy prospect and is ranked as 247Sports’ No. 50 defensive tackle in 2018. The 3-star prospect currently holds 16 offers, including from Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Minnesota. Walker told Land of 10 recently Nebraska is “probably” his top school.
Roberts is the younger brother of Avery Roberts, a Nebraska early enrollee in the 2017 class. A 3-star running back from Wilmington (Del.) Concord High, Roberts has five offers — UMass, North Carolina, Rutgers, Syracuse and Nebraska.
Gunnell is a 2019 quarterback from Houston who is yet to receive a star rating from 247Sports. But he does have 24 offers, including from Texas A&M, Florida State, LSU, Baylor, Georgia and Oregon. Gunnell recently made unofficial visits to Louisville, Cincinnati and Texas A&M.
Yet another prospect from IMG Academy, Moore has a 4-star rating and 53 scholarship offers. Ranked the No. 15 receiver in the 2018 class by 247Sports, Moore has recently visited Tennessee, Georgia and Florida State.
Hall is a 3-star wide receiver from Calabasas High and ranked the No. 52 wide receiver in the 2018 class, He, too, is a former teammate of Gebbia and Johnson Jr. Nebraska was the second team to offer Hall, in December 2016. He also holds offers from USC, UCLA, Michigan State and Wisconsin, among others.
Hall said he will be traveling to Lincoln with Hughes, his teammate at Calabasas. Hughes is the No. 28 outside linebacker in the 2018 class and has eight total offers.
Crawford is a 4-star athlete from Rockdale, Texas. He’s the No. 24 athlete in the 2018 class and plays corner and wide receiver while also returning kicks. He’s the No. 38 player in the state of Texas and has 22 offers, including from Texas, TCU, Florida and Notre Dame. Crawford confirmed his visit on Twitter.
Just behind Crawford, Addison is the No. 27 athlete in the 2018 class. The 4-star recruit from Gardena, Calif., confirmed his visit on Twitter. Addison currently holds 11 offers, including from USC, Arizona State and Illinois.
Could not confirm, but likely
Taylor-Stuart told Land of 10 on Monday he is 80-percent sure he is going to make it to the spring game. That is a much firmer commitment than he gave us a month ago. The 4-star defensive back is the No. 4 corner in the 2018 class.
Stephens said he’s “possibly” going to be at the spring game. He has been planning on it, though. Stephens is the No. 12 safety in the 2018 class and has eight offers, including from Oklahoma, USC, Oregon, Arizona State and Cal.
Pledger is the No. 2 all-purpose back in the 2018 class and a 4-star recruit from IMG Academy. He recently put Nebraska in his top eight schools. The 5-foot-8, 200-pound Pledger also has offers from fellow Big Ten schools Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State.
Reed is a 3-star offensive tackle from Muskegon (Mich.) High, the school 2017 Nebraska signee Andrew Ward will graduate from in May. Reed is the No. 25 offensive tackle in the 2018 class and No. 53 player out of the state of Michigan.
Griffin, a 4-star defensive back from Mission Viejo, Calif., who is ranked the No. 10 corner in the 2018 class, has 12 offers, including from USC, UCLA and Oregon. Griffin told Land of 10 two months ago after his offer that he is extremely high on Nebraska.
Hufanga is the No. 4 athlete in the 2018 class. He hails from Corvallis, Ore., and holds 13 offers.
Up in the air
Yankoff is Nebraska’s top dual-threat quarterback target in the 2018 class. Nebraska offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf hinted a few days ago Yankoff would be visiting Lincoln in the month of March. It isn’t known if Yankoff will be in Lincoln for the spring game in April, however.
McKee told Land of 10 on Sunday he won’t be able to make it to Lincoln for the spring game. That’s a blow, considering McKee has been getting more and more national attention recently. The 4-star quarterback has recently received offers from Texas, UCLA and Alabama.