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Nebraska’s spring game on April 15 could turn out to be the defining moment of the Huskers’ 2018 recruiting class.
With three players already committed before the game, including two in-state prospects, Nebraska can now focus its time and energy on bringing in talent from the coasts to Lincoln for the recruiting trip.
It’s already been widely reported that 4-star corner Brendan Radley-Hiles will be in Lincoln that day, along with some IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) teammates he declined to name.
Additionally, 4-star cornerback Jaquayln Crawford said on Twitter Sunday evening he will also be in Lincoln for the spring game.
You ever coming up to visit Nebraska? — SPRING GAME! https://t.co/Hh2WypYs4I
— ⛵️ (@KingCrawford_) March 13, 2017
Crawford recently named Nebraska as one of his top 10 schools.
sorry for the wait… TOP 10! ?? pic.twitter.com/Kxz8sKLuiV
— ⛵️ (@KingCrawford_) March 12, 2017
Also in his top 10 are SMU, TCU, Auburn, Notre Dame, Texas, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech and Penn State. Bringing in Crawford for the spring game will no doubt solidify Nebraska’s spot in that top 10.
From Rockdale High School in Rockdale, Texas, Crawford is the No. 24 athlete in the 2018 class. He’s the No. 38 player in Texas. His only visit thus far is to TCU on its junior day at the end of January.
Both in-state commits, Beatrice High School 4-star TE Cameron Jurgens and York High School 3-star DT Masry Mapieu, will likely be at the spring game. When the date gets closer we’ll have a full list of visitors.
As we wrote in the recruiting notebook on Sunday, some names worth watching to see if they go to the spring game are Corona, Calif., 4-star quarterback Tanner McKee and San Diego 4-star cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart. Both should have answers by the end of March.
Eric Fuller makes some noise
Nebraska’s most recent commit, 4-star wide receiver Eric Fuller, has a relatively quiet social media presence and doesn’t talk to media all that much. Because of that he’s sort of under the radar.
But the Los Angeles Hawkins High School receiver did participate in The Opening camp in L.A. over the weekend. And some recruiting analysts out there liked what they saw:
NebrAska commit Eric fuller is small by quick. Reminds me of Victor Bolden who Mike Riley recruited to Oregon State pic.twitter.com/sT0X7dYYEN
— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) March 12, 2017
Fuller was compared to Victor Bolden, who played for four years at Oregon State between 2013 and 2016. Over the course of his career, Bolden had 170 receptions for 1,863 yards and 7 touchdowns. Bolden averaged 11 yards per catch. His best season came as a sophomore, when he caught 72 passes for 798 yards.