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Thanks to the state basketball tournament this weekend, quite a few high-schoolers were on hand for Nebraska’s football practice on Saturday. There’s a chance two of those recruits will be in Nebraska’s 2018 class.
The first is Will Farniok, a 3-star lineman from Sioux Falls, S.D., and brother of current redshirt freshman lineman Matt Farniok. Will watched practice from the sidelines with some of Nebraska’s recruiting staff.
The 6-foot-3, 255-pound center from Washington High School is the No. 7 center in the 2018 class and No. 1 player in South Dakota. He has five total offers, including from Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota and Virginia.
This is at least the third time Farniok has visited Nebraska. Five out of five 247sports Crystal Ball predictions say he is going to Nebraska.
Another visitor worth mentioning was 4-star tight end and Nebraska commit Cameron Jurgens. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Jurgens is the No. 5 tight end in the 2018 class and No. 1 player in the state of Nebraska.
Jurgens has been committed to Nebraska since August 2015. That doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon, but he is still getting looked at by schools. His most recent offer came from UCLA.
More good news on the Brendan Radley-Hiles front for Nebraska.
National recruiting reporter Ryan Bartow of 247sports placed a crystal ball prediction over the weekend, predicting the 4-star corner will go to Nebraska.
Seven out of 10 crystal ball predictions say Radley-Hiles will be a Cornhusker.
Radley-Hiles plans on being in Lincoln for the spring game on April 15. The corner has played for Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas), Calabasas High School (Calabasas, Calif.) and IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) during his high school years. He played with Nebraska 2017 early enrollee’s Tristan Gebbia and wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. at Calabasas. He played with Nebraska 2017 commit Tyjon Lindsey, his cousin, at Bishop Gorman.
Now at IMG in Florida, some questions have emerged about Radley-Hiles’ interest in the University of Florida, which also is high on his list. But things still look good for Nebraska.
Radley-Hiles has 35 total offers, including from UCLA, USC, Florida, Alabama, Ohio State and Oklahoma.
Nebraska’s No. 1 priority for its 2018 recruiting class is defensive backs. Radley-Hiles, the No. 6 corner in the nation, tops Nebraska’s list. And as of now, all signs point to Nebraska as the favorite to land him.
Tanner McKee continues to get offers
Nebraska’s top 2018 quarterback target — 4-star Tanner McKee — is gaining more and more national attention after his Elite 11 selection.
In the last two weeks, McKee has garnered offers from Texas…
Grateful to receive an offer from Texas!! Thanks Coach Herman! Go Longhorns! Hook 'Em?? pic.twitter.com/cphBWKoUgX
— Tanner McKee (@McKeeTmckee) March 9, 2017
Grateful to receive an offer from UCLA!! Thanks coach Fisch! Go Bruins!? pic.twitter.com/6EdknI4lKj
— Tanner McKee (@McKeeTmckee) March 4, 2017
— Tanner McKee (@McKeeTmckee) March 1, 2017
Nebraska really likes McKee, a 6-foot-6 quarterback from Centennial High School in Corona, Calif. He’s the No. 7 pro-style QB in the 2018 class and has a lot of similarities to the body type and style of play as Nebraska redshirt junior Tanner Lee.
McKee unofficially visited Nebraska in November, when he was offered. He’s told Land of 10 he wants to visit again, but not until his volleyball season is over. That means he might not visit until summer.
McKee is up to 18 offers. There’s a good chance Nebraska will stay in his top five schools regardless of offers, though. He has a great relationship with offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and he likes what Nebraska has to offer.
McKee, however, told Landof10 on Sunday night he won’t be able to come to Nebraska’s spring game on April 15.