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Huskers offer Texas quarterback Grant Tisdale
Scott Frost knows exactly what he’s looking for in a quarterback. It’s the most important position he’ll recruit cycle after cycle at Nebraska, and his intent is to add one scholarship quarterback in each class.
Therefore, it’s big news when the Huskers extend an offer to any quarterback. Last week, dual-threat signal caller Grant Tisdale picked up an offer.
— Grant Tisdale (@gmtizz) March 9, 2018
Tisdale is the No. 8-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2019 and the No. 314 overall prospect overall. The Allen, Texas, native is rated as a 4-star prospect.
“Tisdale is the perfect fit in the zone-read scheme and he has really come into his own as the full-time starter after splitting reps last season. It seems he grows with each and every game and he is full command of his offense. He has weapons to use and he spreads the ball around to get all of those weapons touches. Tisdale has tremendous deep-ball accuracy and the big play is something that he is already known for. He is a pass-first quarterback, but he is a dual-threat. He reads defenses well and knows when to keep the ball on the read plays.”
Tisdale has 16 offers. Ohio State is the leader for him at the moment, but his recruitment appears to be anybody’s ballgame. Texas A&M also is thought to be a serious contender for him.
We’ll gain a better idea of how much the Huskers will prioritize Tisdale — and how interested the quarterback is in Nebraska — in the coming weeks and months.
Basketball commit Karrington Davis finds right fit with Nebraska
Nebraska picked up a commitment on the basketball court over the weekend in 6-foot-6 swingman Karrington Davis. The St. Louis native played his final season of high school ball at a Florida prep school. He projects as a small forward in college.
Davis said he felt Nebraska is the perfect place for him. He chose Nebraska over Saint Louis, Kansas State and Middle Tennessee State. His official visit on the weekend of Feb. 24 was pivotal.
“It was mostly the coaching staff, and it was just the right fit for me,” Davis told Robin Washut of HuskerOnline.com. “All of the facilities — I just came off of injury, so the facilities and the rehab they have there all played into me making my decision.
“The visit was amazing,” Davis added. “There was just so much support. The coaches, the team, they were just so hospitable to my family and me. It was just a great atmosphere.”
Davis won a Missouri state championship at Chaminade in 2016 and averaged 19 points per game during his team’s semifinal run the next season. He then transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida to face tougher competition and increase his exposure on the recruiting trail.
Davis gambled on himself and won. Now he’s one of three members in Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class, which likely will add at least one more member by the end of the cycle.
Marquez Beason commits to Illinois
Marquez Beason was committed to Nebraska last year, pledging shortly after the spring game in April 2017. He de-committed not long after, but the Huskers remained in his top group heading into the fall.
Then Mike Riley and his staff were fired. That seemed to take the wind out of Nebraska’s sails in regards to landing Beason, who has pledged to a different Big Ten West program: Illinois.
The Illini went hard after Beason, a 4-star athlete from Dallas who likely will play defensive back in college. He took an unofficial visit to Champaign over the weekend and left committed to the Illini.
The decision also comes as somewhat of a surprise. While Illinois had started to see some momentum in the 247Sports Crystal Ball, Beason had a strong rapport with LSU. Here’s what SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman wrote about LSU’s chances with Beason and how things fell off between the two sides:
“Beason had privately told people close to him that the Tigers were out in front after making an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge last month and receiving priority treatment from coach Ed Orgeron and defensive backs coach Corey Raymond.”
The Huskers never really had a chance with Beason after the previous coaching staff departed. In fact, Nebraska did not even make it into his top four, which included the two aforementioned schools plus Ohio State and Texas A&M.
Beason, who is the No. 6 athlete and No. 54 overall prospect in the class, is scheduled to take some official visits this spring. He has officials set up with LSU, Illinois and Texas A&M.
We know Beason isn’t afraid to change his mind regarding his recruitment. At this point, the Huskers wouldn’t mind if he did so again, so as to avoid seeing him on an opposing sideline for the four years.
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