LINCOLN, Neb. — In case you’re curious, the answer is yes. Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class is aware of the hype.
The class as a whole, says 4-star TE Cameron Jurgens, knows about the ratings and reads the talk on social media about its potential.
The Huskers have climbed all the way to No. 6 in the 2018 recruiting class rankings on 247Sports. With less than nine months until National Signing Day, Nebraska’s 2018 class already has more 4-star commits than the past four recruiting classes.
“You don’t want to look into it too much,” Jurgens said. “But you can tell [by] some guys we have committed, it’s a talented group so far.”
It’s also becoming a pretty close one.
Jurgens competed in the Rivals camp in St. Louis last weekend, where he met up with 3-star center Will Farniok, 3-star defensive tackle Masry Mapieu and 3-star wide receiver Cameron Brown.
Just spending time with everyone was borderline more fun than the camp was, Farniok said.
“Yeah, it was cool to see everyone,” Farniok said. “We talked before the camp and also after, which was fun.”
The 2018 class has started a group text message and is planning to try to get together this summer, Farniok said. The plan is to have all the commits come to Lincoln for the June 23 Friday Night Lights camp.
“We try and stay updated on each other and see how things are going and see what’s going on with everyone,” Farniok said. “A lot of these guys are great, great players. And we all get along really well.”
The most underrated player in the class, Jurgens said, is 3-star WR Cameron Brown. Brown committed to Nebraska on May 7. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Brown is the No. 67 receiver in the 2018 class and No. 7 player from Missouri.
“Seeing his times in track and stuff, he’s a fast guy,” Jurgens said. “I think he could be real good for us.”
Nebraska’s 2018 class currently has 11 commits and eventually will end with around 15 to 17, depending on whether any scholarships open up from transfers. So the potential of the class could rise even more with the addition of a few more top players.
The commits haven’t talked about expectations specifically, but they have high goals for when they step on campus, Jurgens said.
Seeing whether these class members live up to the hype around them even before they sign will have to wait a while.