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Updated list of visitors for weekend
Despite some recent changes and additions, Nebraska is still expected to host about eight official visitors this weekend. We’ll update you if there are any changes to those plans. Let’s take a look at the targets expected to be in town for official visits, most of which begin Friday.
DE Caleb Tannor, 4 stars, Lithonia, Ga. (Miller Grove)
One name Nebraska has kept under the radar is Caleb Tannor, but he will be on campus this weekend. His high school coach, Justin Larmond, confirmed those plans to Land of 10. Tannor is the No. 19 strong-side defensive end in the class, according to the 247Sports composite. He’d been committed to Georgia for most of last year, but de-committed on Nov. 13. Auburn is now the favorite for him, commanding 44 percent of the predictions on his 247Sports Crystal Ball. However, the Huskers evidently have impressed Tannor enough to convince him to take an official visit. This will be his first official visit, and Larmond stressed that Tannor would not visit Nebraska if he wasn’t seriously considering the Huskers. He will officially visit Ole Miss next weekend.
DE Daniel Carson, 3 stars, Independence, Mo. (William Chrisman)
No smoke and mirrors with Daniel Carson, another pass rusher the Huskers have been high on since the previous coaching staff identified defensive line prospects in this class. He’s already taken official visits to Texas and Miami, but word is that he would consider canceling all other official visits if this weekend goes well. Programs that could host him for official visits after this weekend, if he so chooses, are Ohio State and Oklahoma. The No. 22 strong-side defensive end has been a priority target for a while, and Nebraska will be sure he feels that way.
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CB Taiyon Palmer, 4 stars, Lawrenceville, Ga. (Archer)
With cornerback a position of need and Taiyon Palmer one of the top uncommitted prospects at the spot, it’s no surprise that he’s near the top of the Huskers wish list in advance of National Signing Day. At 6-foot and 178 pounds, he has above-average size that matches his athleticism, earning him the No. 28 cornerback ranking in the class. The former Duke commit has already taken an official visit to Vanderbilt and will be at N.C. State next weekend. An offer from Notre Dame on Thursday is also something to watch.
OLB Javontae Jean-Baptiste, 4 stars, Oradell, N.J. (Bergen Catholic)
Sensing a theme here? This weekend should be dubbed the weekend of pass rushers with Carson, Tannor and Javontae Jean-Baptiste in town. Jean-Baptiste was a Virginia Tech lean before the early signing period, but opted not to sign. That decision has paid off for him. This week, he landed offers from Ohio State and Texas A&M. After his visit to Nebraska this weekend, he will check out the Buckeyes on an official visit.
LB/DB Breon Dixon (Ole Miss transfer)
Nebraska has thrust itself into the transfer market in its pursuit of Breon Dixon, a linebacker/defensive back hybrid who can play both spots. Dixon is coming off his freshman season at Ole Miss, seeing the field in six games. The Rebels are allowing their players to transfer due to NCAA sanctions, and Dixon has set his sights on Nebraska. Outside of the Huskers, the only other school he is considering is Wisconsin. If things go well during his visit, though, odds are that Dixon will not return to his home in Suwanee, Ga., and instead enroll at Nebraska in time for the start of workouts Monday. Dixon was a 4-star prospect at Grayson High School.
OL Jarrett Bell, 3 stars, Norco, Calif.
The Huskers will bring in plenty of offensive linemen in the next month and Jarrett Bell will be the first, as the team hopes to add at least two commits on the line. The former UCLA commit has been trending toward Nebraska since it offered on Dec. 26. Arizona is also a top school for him, and he’s taken an official visit there. Alabama also has offered.
ATH/QB Matthew Tago, 3 stars, Lancaster, Calif. (Quartz Hill)
Of the 13 schools that have offered Matthew Tago, 12 gave him the opportunity to commit as an athlete, most likely at linebacker. Then Nebraska came along. The Huskers are intent on adding another quarterback in the 2018 class, and it appears that Tago and Jamarye Joiner have become the top targets at the position. Like Bell, Tago was formerly committed to UCLA. His next visit will be to Washington State on Jan. 19.
Unofficial visitors on campus
Junior college wide receiver Mike Williams committed to Nebraska on Wednesday. He was scheduled to take his official visit this weekend, but decided to simply commit before it took place. Instead, his visit will be replaced by a weekend of moving in, but I suppose the staff will show him around, just without as much wooing.
Walk-on safety prospect Corbin Frederick will be on campus for a visit alongside his Mansfield (Texas) teammate Cam’ron Jones. Jones is a 4-star safety and a top target for Nebraska, and he’s a hard lean to the Huskers. While both have said they are not a package deal, a memorable visit might guarantee that they’ll be college teammates, too.
Frederick, who has Division I offers from Navy and Stetson, is a 2-star recruit on 247Sports. He feels, however, that he’s played against the best competition at the high school level and has excelled, so he’d like to try it at the college level. That mindset gives Nebraska an advantage over the schools offering scholarships. He also has a walk-on offer from Ole Miss, another program in the running for Jones.
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