Nebraska snapped its three-month drought on Christmas Day with the commitment of 3-star linebacker Andrew Ward.
The Huskers will probably have a big January on the recruiting trail, but it’s not likely anyone playing in the Under Armour All-America Game on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, ESPN) will be in a Huskers uniform. Most of the recruits playing in the game are already committed, none to Nebraska.
But two who aren’t committed yet, 4-star corner Chevin Calloway and 5-star Darnay Holmes, are top targets for Nebraska.
Calloway is a former Iowa commit who visited Nebraska on Oct. 1. He’s the No. 12 corner in the 2017 class and No. 19 recruit out of Texas. Since his decommitment from Iowa, Calloway has visited Ole Miss and had a home visit from Arkansas. He has an official visit set up at Arkansas on Jan. 20. Calloway had 48 solo tackles, one sack, three interceptions and 11 pass deflections at Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas this season.
Holmes, a longtime top target for Mike Riley and his staff, is the third in a potential trio of future Huskers in this class from Calabasas High School. Quarterback Tristan Gebbia, a 4-star commit, and receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr., a 3-star commit, played with Holmes in high school.
Holmes is the No. 2 corner in the 2017 class and No. 12 recruit in the country. He was recruited by current Nebraska cornerbacks coach Donte Williams to Arizona during the season when Williams was in his previous job. Williams even got Holmes to take an official visit at Arizona in late September.
Along with Arizona, Holmes visited UCLA, Ohio State and USC this season. He unofficially visited Nebraska in March.
Nebraska will have more targets in the U.S. Army All-American Game on Jan. 7.