The Nebraska recruiting machine churns all week. Join us Sunday through Thursday nights when we recap recruiting news and offer analysis and context.
Who Nebraska offered this week
Nebraska coaches offered just two recruits this week. A quick rundown:
Nebraska offered the No. 1 player in the 2019 class on Tuesday night.
Kayvon Thibodeaux is a 5-star weakside defensive end, per 247Sports, from Thousand Oaks (Calif.) Oaks Christian.
The top recruit has 26 offers, including from Alabama, USC, Arizona, UCLA, Michigan and Florida State. He recently visited UCLA.
Theo Wease Jr.
Nebraska offered 4-star WR Theo Wease Jr. on Thursday.
Wease is a recent Oklahoma de-commit. From Allen, Texas, Wease is the No. 7 receiver in the 2019 class and No. 3 player from Texas. He holds 23 total offers, including from, Auburn, Baylor, Florida State and LSU.
More Moore talk
Joshua Moore has 53 scholarship offers, which means even though Nebraska might be in the lead to snag the 4-star receiver, 52 other top programs are also interested in the IMG Academy prospect.
If Nebraska does end up snatching away Moore, the Huskers will have to do it against the likes of Alabama and Florida State.
One thing Alabama is pitching Moore: his choice at a position.
— BamaOnline (@BamaOnline247) May 12, 2017
Nebraska’s in good shape on corners in this class with Brendan Radley-Hiles and Chase Williams, both 4-star prospects. With Moore, the Huskers would get a taller receiver, something they very much need.
This could just be Alabama blowing smoke. But it is an interesting pitch for Moore, who is also looking to possibly run track in college. It’ll be interesting to see if a track scholarship, or a choice of position, will be the deciding factor for Moore.
What’s on the horizon
A few things to keep an eye on this weekend.
That 11th commitment so many were hinting about on Twitter this week will likely come before Monday. We’ve been told it could be one of a handful of prospects, which means there could be more than one commitment coming somewhat soon. Indications still lean toward it being a 2018 defensive prospect.
Next weekend (May 20) is the Rivals camp in St. Louis. There will be plenty of 500-mile radius recruits at that camp, so that’s something to have on your radar.