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Offers keep coming
Nebraska extended a couple more offers during the weekend, keeping up after the flood of offers it made last week.
The first was on Friday evening to 3-star RB Tavion Thomas, the Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar High star rated as a the No. 30 running back in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports.
— lackofworries?? (@tavionthomas937) February 17, 2017
Recruiting for the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Thomas has heated up in just the past week, with offers coming from Alabama, Georgia, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Iowa and Nebraska since Feb. 14.
He’s the seventh running back to receive an offer from Nebraska in the 2018 class.
The Huskers’ other offer this weekend went to 4-star RB Jaelen Gill.
— Raaaaaad Chaaaaad (@jaelengill21) February 19, 2017
Gill is the No. 3 all-purpose back in the 2018 class and No. 30 overall recruit in the nation. Gill has 30 offers, including most recently from Nebraska, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Miami.
Ohio State seems like the team to beat for Gill. All 15 247Sports crystal ball predictions for Gill have him going to Ohio State.
A few of Nebraska’s top targets were selected this weekend to participate in The Opening Finals. The one of most interest to Cornhuskers fans should be 4-star cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles.
— The Opening (@TheOpening) February 19, 2017
Radley-Hiles is the No. 6 corner in the 2018 class and No. 36 overall recruit per 247Sports. He’s cousins with Nebraska 2017 WR signee Tyjon Lindsey, and former teammates with fellow 2017 signees QB Tristan Gebbia and WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr.
Nebraska also has offers out to Lorenzo Lingard, Joshua Moore and Brian Hightower.
The Opening Finals is held by Nike and bills itself as “four days of dynamic training, coaching and competition for the country’s most elite high school football players.” The event will be held in late June or early July, according to its website.