The Nebraska recruiting machine churns all week. Join us Sunday through Thursday nights when we recap recruiting news and offer analysis and context.
It’s good to be Marquez Beason
Nebraska’s sole 2019 commit thus far is enjoying pretty much everything about this spring, he told Land of 10.
Marquez Beason, a 4-star athlete per 247Sports, has been raking in the offers since his April 15 commitment to the Huskers. Since his pledge, Beason has been offered by Oregon State, Houston, Illinois, Ohio State, Indiana, Georgia, Purdue, Missouri and Tennessee, bringing his offer total up to 21.
“They’ve all either come and seen me and liked what they saw or saw my film and offered me,” Beason said. “They tell me they like my speed, my explosiveness and my good hands.”
The Dallas Bishop Dunne High star is rated the No. 15 athlete and No. 16 player in Texas for the 2019 class. He’s currently teammates with 2017 Nebraska signee Damion Daniels and 2018 Nebraska target Calvin Avery.
With Nebraska targeting multiple Bishop Dunne players, Beason calls spring workouts “crazy.” Beason added that this is the first week of the spring in pads, and that colleges from around the country are at practice nearly every day.
But, he said, he hasn’t found much difference between being a committed recruit and an uncommitted recruit.
“I feel like it’s the same,” Beason said. “If colleges want you they are going to get you and offer you.”
Beason said he has been open with Nebraska’s coaches — though he is committed, he still wants to use his official visits and check out other schools.
Among his summer plans are attending Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camp in June and potential visits to Georgia, Ohio State and BYU. He is working on setting those visits up now.
Huskers aim high with latest offer
Nebraska extended an offer to the No. 1 player in the 2019 class on Tuesday night.
— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) May 10, 2017
Kayvon Thibodeaux is a 5-star weakside defensive end from Thousand Oaks (Calif.) Charter Oaks High.
The top recruit has 26 total offers, including from Alabama, USC, Arizona, UCLA, Michigan and Florida State. He recently visited UCLA.
As for 2018 … Trevor Trout still on the radar
The No. 15 defensive tackle in the 2018 class is still interested in the Huskers.
Trevor Trout, a 4-star defensive lineman from St. Louis Chaminade, announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning he is interested in Nebraska … along with 18 other schools.
— trevor trout ® (@totaltroutmove) May 10, 2017
The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Trout is ranked the No. 5 player from Missouri and currently holds 27 offers. He’s being heavily recruited by Oklahoma, with Arkansas, Georgia and Iowa among the others in the mix.
No Moore news … for now
One of Nebraska’s top 2018 targets will have some news … sometime.
Jordan Moore, a 4-star safety from Yoakum, Texas, originally tweeted Wednesday he had “big news” to share, even announcing he would break the news at 7:30 p.m.
Moore later walked back that claim, saying no news was coming.
News not coming tonight. Stay tuned still!??
— Jordan moore? (@Jo_moore2) May 10, 2017
Regardless, Moore is a top prospect and whatever news he does have will likely affect his recruitment.
He is the brother of 2018 receiver Joshua Moore, a 4-star prospect at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy and Nebraska’s top wide receiver target.
Jordan Moore is currently a Texas A&M commit, but Nebraska is still recruiting both brothers extremely hard. Nebraska coaches were in Yoakum this week to see Jordan practice.
Whenever he does announce the news, expect the Huskers to be following intently.