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5-star DE Micah Parsons considering visit
An interesting note about the recruitment of Micah Parsons, the No. 3 prospect in the 2018 class, per 247Sports.
According to Land of 10 Penn State recruiting analyst Tyler Donohue, Parsons is considering a visit to Nebraska this summer. Parsons spoke with Donohue on Sunday from The Opening’s New Jersey regional, and here is some of what the former Penn State commit had to say:
He told Land of 10 a final college choice likely won’t occur until National Signing Day, nine months from now, and that the door is open for plenty of programs. His summer travel itinerary reinforces that notion.
Parsons mentioned Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Miami and Nebraska as possible destinations before his senior year. He wants to use two official visits during the season, then take the final three official visits between December and February.
Parsons, who de-committed from the Nittany Lions on April 23, has 20 offers, including from Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Florida, Florida State and Michigan.
So the Huskers will be competing with the big boys on this one.
Despite Nebraska being on a list of possible visits, the Huskers are definitely still on the outside looking in for Parsons. He’s still being courted heavily by Penn State and Ohio State is on him hard.
But if Nebraska can get Parsons to visit Lincoln, especially during a Friday Night Lights camp in June, things could get interesting. It’s also worth noting this will be a true test of how good of a recruiter defensive line coach John Parrella is.
With the addition of signees Damion Daniels, Deontre Thomas, Deiontae Watts and Guy Thomas in the 2017 class, and Tate Wildeman in the 2018 class, Parrella has flexed his recruiting muscles a bit the past 12 months.
But if Parrella could snag Parsons away from the jaws of Ohio State and Penn State, that’d truly be impressive.
Jalen Redmond with a top 6
Nebraska is in the top 6 schools with 3-star DE Jalen Redmond.
— J-Eazy (@jalen_redmond) May 1, 2017
Redmond, currently rated the No. 17 weakside defensive end in the 2018 class and No. 6 player in Oklahoma, visited Nebraska for the spring game on April 15.
He has 13 total offers. He made unofficial visits to Oklahoma on April 1 and 8, and was in Norman on Feb. 19 for the Sooners’ junior day. Plus, Redmond was visited by OU coach Mike Stoops on Jan 20. So Nebraska and OU will likely be battled hard for the 6-foot-4, 233-pound lineman.
Huskers miss out on commitment
Nebraska missed out on 4-star 2018 DB Jevon Holland on Monday as the Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O’Dowd star committed to Oregon.
— Von?? (@HollandJevon) May 1, 2017
Holland is the No. 18 safety in the 2018 class and No. 26 player in California. Nebraska offered Holland on March 7, but he didn’t visit for the spring game. Not a huge loss for Nebraska, considering the Huskers have 4-star prospects Brendan Radley-Hiles and Chase Williams committed, and both will be defensive backs for the 2018 class.
Donte Williams snags some national attention
Nebraska cornerbacks coach Donte Williams was named one of the five hottest recruiters by Rivals.com on Monday.
Since being hired in December, Williams has had a hand in the recruitment of 4-star prospects Tyjon Lindsey, Elijah Blades, Eric Fuller, Chase Williams and Radley-Hiles.
The hiring of Williams just shoveled more coal into the ‘Calibraska’ furnace and the Huskers are recruiting in full force out on the West Coast now.
Williams’ next targets include a 500-mile radius guy in 4-star WR/CB Mario Goodrich (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) and a pair of 4-star prospect from, you guessed it, California — CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart (San Diego St. Augustine) ATH Bryan Addison (Gardena Serra) — among others.
According to his Twitter, Williams is on a two-week road trip.
— Donte Williams (@coachD_GBR) May 1, 2017
Cav checks out Will Putnam
Nebraska offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh was at the high school of 2019 4-star OT William Putnam on Monday.
— David Hay ? (@GTCoachHay) May 1, 2017
Putnam, a 4-star prospect from Chatham (Ill.) Glenwood High, has become a priority for Cavanaugh. Putnam also visited Nebraska during the spring.