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Pair of California prospects will visit for Nebraska’s spring game
As the days tick down to Nebraska’s spring game on April 14, we continue gaining a better idea of who will be visiting for the much-anticipated event. Two key targets from the West Coast have locked in their unofficial visits, Land of 10 has learned.
Spencer Lytle and Kyle Ford will be on campus that weekend, Lytle told Land of 10.
Ford is a 4-star wide receiver and consensus top 100 prospect. He’s the 12th-ranked receiver in the class and the No. 64 overall prospect, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. At 6-2 and 200 pounds, Ford has good size for a wideout. The Huskers offered him on Jan. 26. He holds 19 offers, with Michigan, Oregon, Notre Dame, Washington, USC and UCLA among those in pursuit. On his 247Sports Crystal Ball, the Trojans hold all five predictions. Ford attends Orange (Calif.) Lutheran.
Lytle s a 3-star outside linebacker whose offer sheet has grown with some big-time programs since Nebraska offered on Feb. 20. Clemson, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, California and Louisville have all offered in the last three weeks. The 6-3, 215-pound Lytle is the 32nd-ranked outside linebacker in the class, but he’s clearly seen as a hot commodity, with 40 offers. Lytle is a Bellflower, Calif., native and attends St. John Bosco Prep.
Lytle told Land of 10 that Nebraska factors into his top list of schools.
“I had interest in Nebraska prior to the offer purely based on their strong history and the new staff,” Lytle said in February. “It blows my mind that the spring game is sold out.”
Nebraska will host plenty of prospects for the spring game, but this is a good place to start. The majority of visitors will be local and regional prospects, but for Nebraska to already have two prospects from California confirmed to visit, it’s evident that Scott Frost and his staff want the game to have a national footprint.
Karrington Davis commits to Nebraska basketball
Tim Miles has some room to play with regarding scholarships, and we now know where one scholarship will be allocated.
Karrington Davis, a 6-6 swingman from St. Louis, committed to the Huskers on Saturday. Davis attends Montverde Academy in Florida, where he played his senior season of basketball.
Congratulations to senior forward Karrington Davis. He has announced his commitment to the University of Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/PyNcPSHFtY
— Montverde Basketball (@MVABasketball) March 10, 2018
Davis took an official visit to Nebraska on Feb. 24. Nebraska kept the momentum from the trip, and Davis committed two weeks later. He also held offers from Saint Louis, Kansas State and Middle Tennessee State.
Nebraska now has three commitments in its 2018 class, with Davis joining combo guard Xavier Johnson and big man Brady Heiman. Davis fills a longer-term need at forward for the team, as Jack McVeigh, Tanner Borchardt and Isaac Copeland Jr. will all be seniors next season. Additionally, Isaiah Roby will be a junior, creating the need to develop depth.
Premier cornerback prospect de-commits from Texas A&M
Bobby Wolfe attended Texas A&M’s junior day on Feb. 4. Later that day, he committed to new coach Jimbo Fisher.
That didn’t stop the Huskers from offering Wolfe on March 5. And coincidence is almost certainly the best way to describe his de-commitment from the Aggies the next day.
But that does not change the main takeaway here: Wolfe is back on the market. And for the Huskers, who will have a need at cornerback and are making it a priority in the 2019 class, that’s a good thing. Nebraska very much would like to have a shot at the No. 19 cornerback and a top 200 overall prospect in the class. The Madison (Houston) High School standout already has plenty of other suitors, evidenced by his 28 offers.
The idea that the Huskers’ offer blew away Wolfe so much that he could no longer stay committed to Texas A&M is unrealistic. That’s because Wolfe has offers from top programs such as Georgia, LSU and Oklahoma. The Tigers lead in Wolfe’s 247Sports Crystal Ball, and Ole Miss also has some there.
At 6-1 and 180 pounds, Wolfe fits the prototype Nebraska’s defensive assistants like to recruit in the secondary.
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