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Two more offers go out
Nebraska football extended two more offers in the last 24 hours, both of them looking well into the future.
The most recent offer went out Wednesday to 247Sports 4-star OLB Kevin Harris. Though he has no rating in the Composite, the Loganville (Ga.) Grayson star is the the No. 9 outside linebacker and No. 13 player in Georgia for 2019 per the 247Sports solo rankings. He is also rated the No. 109 player in the class.
— Coach K Watson (@therealkwat) May 17, 2017
Harris holds 12 total offers, including ones from Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan and Oklahoma. He’s just the fourth linebacker in the 2019 class to receive an offer from Nebraska linebackers coach Trent Bray.
The other offer came late Tuesday and went to 4-star OT Jonah Tauanu’u — another 2019 prospect.
— Jonah Tauanu'u (@jztauanuu) May 17, 2017
Like Harris, Tauanu’u does not yet have a Composite ranking. But 247ports rates the Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne High prospect as the No. 8 offensive tackle and the No. 76 player in the 2019 class.
The 6-foot-5, 275-pound tackle holds five other offers: USC, LSU, Michigan, Boston College and Washington State.
He’s the seventh offensive tackle in the 2019 class to receive an offer. That position will clearly be of high interest for the coaching staff in that class.
Joshua Moore gets (another) offer
One day after being offered a track scholarship by LSU, Nebraska has now also extended a track offer to 4-star WR Joshua Moore.
— JoshuaMoore (@_TheJoshuaMoore) May 17, 2017
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Moore has been waiting on this offer from Nebraska for some time now. As we wrote in yesterday’s notebook, running track and playing football in college has been a priority for Moore.
After LSU’s offer on Tuesday, Nebraska now counters with an offer of its own, which should keep Nebraska in the good graces of Moore, No. 14 receiver in the 2018 class.
Nebraska is currently in the lead to land Moore, according to the 247sports Crystal Ball.
One of Nebraska’s biggest wins on the recruiting trail for the 2017 class was snatching WR Tyjon Lindsey away from Ohio State.
The reverberations are still, apparently, being felt. On Wednesday, ESPN dropped Lindsey on a list of past Big Ten recruiting battles that still “sting“.
From the article:
Lindsey’s recruitment in the 2017 cycle was a bit odd, to say the least. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound receiver was committed to Ohio State with Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman teammates Haskell Garrett and Tate Martell until Lindsey abruptly de-committed and switched to Nebraska.
By all accounts, Lindsey seemed solid to the Buckeyes for most of his commitment. Nebraska started making a big push as the process got closer to signing day, ultimately leading to his commitment.
Ohio State has options on the roster, but Lindsey would have been a good fit and a big help on new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson’s offense.
We talked to Lindsey extensively about his Ohio State de-commitment and subsequent Nebraska commitment in our Next Generation series.
In general, he was solid on Ohio State; that was actually his dream school. But he said, multiple times actually, he “wasn’t feeling the love” during the recruiting process and wanted somewhere he felt more wanted.
Lindsey was the No. 7 wide receiver in the 2017 class and the No. 1-rated player in Nevada. He committed to Nebraska on Jan. 14, just three days after his de-commitment from Ohio State.
At Nebraska, Lindsey could be an absolute star — which is probably why this still stings a bit for Ohio State.
Then again, the Buckeyes currently have the No. 2 recruiting class in the country for the 2018 cycle, so they’re probably OK.
Coaches out and about
Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams was in Florida on Wednesday, presumably to offer Moore his track scholarship.
— Keith Williams (@wideouts) May 17, 2017
Staying on the East Coast, two other Nebraska coaches are visiting another top target this week.
Both offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh are at Wyoming Valley West High School in Plymouth, Pa., to visit 3-star OT Chris Bleich.
Big Day in the #570 pic.twitter.com/iPHvyTMLOb
— Mike Cavanaugh (@CoachCavHuskers) May 17, 2017
— Danny Langsdorf (@CoachLangsdorf) May 17, 2017
Bleich de-committed from Penn State after visiting Nebraska on April 15 and has said many times the Huskers are in the lead.
He told Land of 10 a few days ago he plans on announcing a commitment mid-June.