Judging Nebraska football’s 2018 class vs. history, kicker gets offer, Huskers make top 4 for California star
The Nebraska recruiting machine churns all week. Join us Sunday through Thursday nights when we recap recruiting news, offering analysis and context.
Nebraska’s hot start, by the numbers
The Huskers are No. 10 in the 247Sports 2018 football recruiting rankings. With 7 commitments, the Huskers’ average rating per recruit is .906 (scale from 0.00 to 1.00), which is outstanding.
Since 247Sports’ beginning in 2011, Nebraska’s highest average for a recruiting class has been 0.883 in 2011. That year, the Huskers finished with the No. 16 recruiting class in the country.
Nebraska is also No. 10 in the Pick Six Previews poll.
Recruiting Update – 2018 Top Classes
2 Penn St
3 Notre Dame
5 Ohio St
— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) April 17, 2017
Nebraska’s rankings likely will change with each new commitment (both for Nebraska and for schools above the Huskers), but here’s where Nebraska stands against its last few recruiting classes.
|Total rank||Big Ten rank||247 average|
Nebraska’s current 2018 commits are 4-star CB Brendan Radley-Hiles, 4-star TE Cameron Jurgens, 4-star WR Eric Fuller, 4-star WR Manuel Allen, 3-star DE Tate Wildeman, 3-star C Will Farniok and 3-star DT Masry Mapieu.
Offer you might have missed
Lost in the news of commitments and the spring game was the Huskers’ most recent offer: 2018 K Barret Pickering of Hoover High near Birmingham, Ala.
— Brandon Kornblue (@KornblueKicking) April 7, 2017
Pickering does not have any star ratings on 247Sports, and Nebraska was the first school to extend him an offer. He’s rated the No. 2 kicker by Kohl’s Kicking Camps.
He’s the second kicker offered by Nebraska in this class. The other, Evan McPherson, committed to Mississippi State on April 8. Senior K Drew Brown is the only scholarship kicker for the Huskers now.
Bryan Addison update
Bryan Addison recently announced his top 4 schools on Twitter, though the tweet since has been deleted. The 4-star athlete from Gardena (Calif.) Serra High tweeted he was down to Arizona, Nebraska, Oregon and UCLA.
A commitment is expected by the end of this week.
Addison was supposed to make it to Nebraska’s spring game this weekend but couldn’t because of a conflict. The fact he kept Nebraska in his top 4 is a good sign for the Huskers, though.
Addison is the No. 15 athlete in the 2018 class and No. 28 prospect from California.