The recruiting machine churns all week. Join us Monday through Friday nights when we recap Nebraska recruiting news, offering analysis and context.
Nebraska offered and landed 2-star in-state running back Jaylin Bradley on Thursday evening.
— ⭐️MR. PRESIDENT⭐️ (@BradleyJaylin) January 6, 2017
Bradley is Nebraska’s 15th commit for the 2017 class and first running back.
His commitment means a few things for Nebraska.
First off, the Huskers score a talented running back in a class that was without a back. Bradley ran for more than 2,000 yards and finished with 50 total touchdowns his senior year at Bellevue West High School.
All along, Bradley had reportedly been waiting on an offer from Nebraska. Nebraska was waiting for test scores. Bradley got the test score he needed, received an offer, then committed the same day.
But beyond gaining a back, Nebraska lands a second in-state scholarship player, which has been rare of late.
Nebraska coach Mike Riley has been determined to own the 500-mile radius around Lincoln, and snatching up one of the best running backs in state history shows Nebraska is determined to do just that.
Offer to 4-star safety
Nebraska offered 4-star safety Steve Stephens on Thursday.
Blessed and humbled to be given my 12th scholarship from Nebraska Huskers ?⚪️#GBR pic.twitter.com/AZxfqw2TAZ
— steve stephens (@Steve_Most_Dope) January 6, 2017
Stephens is the No. 11 safety in the 2018 class and now has seven offers.
The 6-foot, 175-pound prospect from Fresno, Calif., already has offers from USC, Oklahoma, Arizona State and California.
He has not visited any school yet.
Rahyme Johnson commitment
Longtime Nebraska target Rahyme Johnson announced his commitment with a Bleacher Report video on Friday afternoon.
Johnson, who had been favored to commit to Nebraska for months until the 4-star linebacker received an offer from Oregon, ended up committing to UCLA.
I am officially committed to… ??? pic.twitter.com/OI9wx31MoT
— Reverse Flash⚡️ (@rahyme_johnson) January 6, 2017
Reminder for U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday
Saturday is a massive day for Nebraska recruiting. Seven of Nebraska’s top targets are playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, four of whom will announce their commitments after the game.
The four targets who will announce where they’ll attend school are 5-star cornerback/wide receiver Darnay Holmes, 4-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin, 4-star offensive tackle Chuck Filiaga and 5-star offensive tackle Foster Sarell.
Calvin is the most likely to commit to Nebraska.
The Holmes recruitment has gotten more and more interesting as the week has gone on. He’s deciding among Nebraska, USC, UCLA and Ohio State. The Holmes family is split on where the No. 2 corner should attend. It is a toss-up at this point where Holmes will land.
What’s worth mentioning, though, is Nebraska has a much better chance to land Holmes now than it did a few months ago. Nebraska seems like the safe option for Holmes if his family doesn’t want him to go too far from Los Angeles, and if Holmes wants to get out of state.
He’ll announce his commitment during the fourth quarter.
Sarell and Filiaga also have Nebraska among their top choices. They’ll announce after the game.