Saturday could be a huge day for Nebraska’s 2017 recruiting class.
Seven of Nebraska’s top targets will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, four of whom could commit immediately afterward.
Here are the seven recruits whom Nebraska is recruiting hard now. The bowl kicks off at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
Johnson is the No. 1 athlete in the 2017 class and currently a favorite to sign with the Cornhuskers.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound linebacker/wide receiver was committed to Arizona for months, but he decommitted the day before Nebraska hired cornerbacks coach Donte Williams, who previously had recruited Johnson to Arizona.
Johnson has 27 offers and is deciding between Nebraska and USC. He officially visited Nebraska on Oct. 22 and was visited by Williams just days after he took the job at Nebraska. Five days after decommitting from Arizona, Johnson officially visited Notre Dame.
He is not announcing a commitment on Saturday.
Lewis, a 5-star wide receiver from Los Angeles and teammate of Johnson, has been high on Nebraska’s list the entire recruiting cycle and is the Huskers’ top target. The 6-1, 204-pound receiver visited Nebraska three times in 2016 and was visited by wide receivers coach Keith Williams during the visiting period.
He has 33 offers, including Nebraska, USC, Oregon and Alabama. He is also not announcing on Saturday.
Lewis likely will line up next to one of Nebraska’s other main receiver targets in Calvin, a 5-9, 175-pound 4-star receiver who has been on Nebraska’s watch list for a long time.
Calvin has 27 offers and is down to Nebraska, Alabama, Notre Dame or Washington State. Calvin officially visited Nebraska on Sept. 3 and was visited by Keith Williams during the visiting period.
He’ll commit at the end of the bowl game.
Two of Nebraska’s top offensive lineman targets will be front and center for the game, including 4-star tackle Filiaga from Aledo, Texas.
Filiaga is the No. 14 tackle in the 2017 class, has 29 offers and recently announced his top three: Nebraska, Michigan and Oklahoma. He officially visited Nebraska on Dec. 6.
Nebraska offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh has been recruiting Filiaga hard the past month or so. Cavanaugh was in Filiaga’s home during the visiting period. Filiaga is favored to commit to Michigan and is announcing his commitment after the game.
Nebraska’s other main offensive line target is 5-star prospect Sarell, the No. 2 recruit in the country.
Sarell is the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country and has been on Nebraska’s radar for a long time. He has 13 offers and is leaning toward Washington, Stanford or Nebraska. The 6-6, 311-pound lineman visited Nebraska on Sept. 3. He also visited Stanford, Notre Dame USC — and Washington three times, this season.
Cavanaugh visited Sarell during the visiting period. Sarell is announcing his commitment at the end of the game.
Since Lenoir decommitted from Oregon on Nov. 29, Nebraska has recruited the 4-star cornerback hard.
The 5-10, 191-pound prospect from Los Angeles has 28 offers, including Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA and Alabama.
Lenoir was visited by Donte Williams during the visiting period. He has an official visit set up on Jan. 13 at North Carolina.
Holmes, a 5-star cornerback, is the final piece to the Calabasas trio that includes 4-star QB commit Tristan Gebbia and 3-star WR commit Keyshawn Johnson Jr.
Holmes to Nebraska has been quiet, though it did heat up slightly after Nebraska hired Donte Williams. Still, the No. 2 corner in the 2017 class and No. 12 recruit in the country seems to be leaning toward Ohio State, UCLA or USC over the Huskers.
Holmes also will announce his commitment after the game.