The recruiting machine churns all week. Join us Monday through Friday nights when we recap Nebraska recruiting news, offering analysis and context.
After a week in Nashville, Tenn., for the Music City Bowl, our daily recruiting notebooks are back — and this one is packed.
In the past few days, one Nebraska target the Huskers seem destined to get continues to gain more national attention and more offers. Nebraska made the short list of schools for a 2017 wide receiver and a 2017 corner, and a 2018 top target is moving across the country, which could hurt Nebraska’s chances of landing him.
Here’s the biggest news from the past week:
Jamire Calvin gets a few more offers
Nebraska has been recruiting 4-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin hard the past few months, and a few schools are starting to realize why.
On Dec. 16, Texas offered the 5-foot-9, 175-pound receiver. On Dec. 29, Oregon did the same. And Calvin announced on New Year’s Day that Baylor has now offered the receiver, as well.
— Jamire Calvin (@Jcalv6) January 2, 2017
Recently, former Nebraska commit 3-star TE Reese Leitao was offered by Texas, then soon after decommitted from Nebraska and committed to the Longhorns.
Calvin is the No. 36 receiver in the 2017 class and No. 29 player out of California. He was offered by Nebraska in February 2016 and has since visited Nebraska twice.
Calvin recently said his top four schools are Alabama, Notre Dame, Washington and Nebraska, and 247sports Crystal Ball predictions currently have Calvin as a 100 percent chance.
Regardless, Calvin is gaining more and more national attention as his commitment date gets closer. He’ll announce his commitment after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.
A 3-star wide receiver put Nebraska in his top six schools on New Year’s Day. Kamren Curl, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver from Muskogee, Okla., kept Nebraska in his top few schools.
In a video on Twitter, Curl announced he’ll either attend Nebraska, Arkansas, TCU, Texas, Oklahoma or Ole Miss.
Committing on National Signing Day❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/avBfxpHsNJ
— K.a.m.2⃣ (@Kam__Bam__) January 1, 2017
Curl will commit on National Signing Day on Feb. 1. The wide receiver and corner is the No. 41 athlete in the 2017 class and No. 9 recruit out of Oklahoma.
Curl is a former Texas Tech commit and was offered by Nebraska shortly after decommitting from Tech.
He visited Nebraska on Nov. 12. He currently has official visits set up to Oklahoma and Arkansas in mid-January.
Brendan Radley-Hiles to move
A 2018 recruit from Calabasas, Calif., is moving across the country.
Brendan Radley-Hiles, a 4-star corner in the 2018 class, announced on Twitter he’ll be moving from the West Coast to IMG Academy, a boarding school in Bradenton, Fla.
Blessed to announce that I'll be attending IMG Academy!
Inglewood, CA – Bradenton, FL pic.twitter.com/u4xZZhBy3E
— Brendan Radley-Hiles (@Bookie_44) December 31, 2016
This puts Nebraska’s recruitment of Radley-Hiles in a bit of a bind. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound corner has said his leader is Florida. He’ll obviously be closer to the Gators now.
And Nebraska’s West Coast recruitment strategy will now have to change slightly with Radley-Hiles out of the picture. There’s no doubt Nebraska will still try to get Radley-Hiles up to Lincoln for an official visit in the fall and they’ll surely try and make it to Florida to visit the corner. But the move makes it just a little more difficult to recruit Radley-Hiles since Nebraska’s hotbed is California, not Florida.
Radley-Hiles is the No. 6 corner in the 2018 class and was the No. 5 recruit out of California. 247sports Crystal Ball predictions had Nebraska in the lead with a 40 percent chance to land Radley-Hiles.
Nebraska made the top five schools for a 2017 running back.
Darrian Felix, a 3-star all-purpose back from Fort Myers, Fla., put Nebraska among the ranks of Clemson, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee.
— Darrian Felix (@Dhat_6) December 27, 2016
Felix has an official visit for Nebraska set up for Jan. 20. He was visited by Nebraska running backs coach Reggie Davis during the visiting period in early December.
The 5-foot-11, 194-pound back is the No. 7 all purpose back in the 2017 class and No. 78 player in Florida.
One on One
It’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl week. Nebraska has seven top targets competing in the high school competition on Saturday, two of which went one on one at practice on Monday.
Joseph Lewis, a 5-star wide receiver from Los Angeles, went one-on-one with 4-star corner Deommodore Lenoir, a fellow Los Angeles native, at practice. Here’s how one pass went down:
— Scott Schrader (@Scott_Schrader) January 2, 2017
Lewis also had a nice one-handed grab in practice:
— Scott Schrader (@Scott_Schrader) January 2, 2017
In addition to Lewis and Lenoir, other top Nebraska targets in San Antonio this weekend include 4-star athlete Greg Johnson, 4-star wide receiver Jamire Calvin, 5-star offensive linemen Chuck Filiaga, 5-star offensive lineman Foster Sarell and 5-star corner/wide receiver Darnay Holmes.
Filiaga, Sarell, Holmes and Calvin will announce commitments after the bowl game on Saturday.
We have boots on the ground in San Antonio this week, so we’ll update you on each of those recruits as the bowl game gets closer.