The Harvest: Breaking down which recruit had the best visit at Nebraska last weekend
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It’s hard to rate exactly how an 18-year-old might feel about a particular school on a particular day, but it seems pretty clear that at least one of the top recruits who visited Lincoln last weekend had an excellent time. That was 3-star defensive tackle Damion Daniels.
Not only did the Dallas native get a front row seat to Nebraska’s dominant defensive effort on Saturday, giving up only 31 rushing yards to Fresno State, but he was also able to view the game next to NBA star Dwyane Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union.
— ⚡️DBoogie7️⃣9️⃣™⚡️ (@DamionDaniels60) September 4, 2016
Daniels also participated in the Huskers’ first Tunnel Walk of the season.
Afterward, Daniels rated the visit a 12 out of 10.
“This is my first time experiencing going out and seeing a game. The fan love is real,” Daniels told Rivals.com‘s Nate Clouse.
“It went great. Nebraska, it’s nice and I like everything about it. First time I’ve ever seen something like this big fan base.”
The 6-foot-1, 315-pound lineman has 28 offers, including from Iowa, Florida, Colorado and USC. Daniels told Rivals he still plans on taking those visits but added that Nebraska “has everything.”
“They basically showed me love, the coaches, the hospitality,” he said.
So in terms of feeling good about a visit, Nebraska would probably also rate this a 12 out of 10. Daniels would be the fourth defensive lineman in the 2017 class. With the lack of depth at the defensive line this season, Daniels would be a great addition, fitting in well into the rotation next to Carlos and Khalil Davis next year.
If Daniels was the No. 1 good news of the weekend, the news from Darnay Holmes’ father might be No. 2.
The father of the 5-star recruit crushed rumors that his son wasn’t interested in Nebraska. He pointed out to Rivals.com that Darnay has visited Nebraska more than any other school, next to USC, which is much closer to the Holmes family near Calabasas High School in California.
“I don’t know where this stuff is coming from, but it’s not true at all,” he said.
This might be the best news Nebraska has heard about Darnay Holmes in a while. Holmes, the No. 2 cornerback in the 2017 class and a main wide receiver target for 4-star Nebraska commit QB Tristan Gebbia, would elevate Nebraska’s recruiting class from decent to phenomenal. The fact that he’s still interested this late in the recruiting process is very promising.
Huskers make top 10 for 4-star offensive tackle
A 6-foot-6, 335-pound offensive tackle put Nebraska in his top 10 this week.
Chuck Filiaga, a 4-star prospect from Aledo, Texas, announced on Twitter his top 10 schools.
— Chuck Filiaga (@CFiliaga) September 6, 2016
Filiaga is the No. 16 offensive tackle in the 2017 class and No. 15 recruit out of Texas. If Nebraska can’t reel in Foster Sarell, the No. 1 offensive tackle who was in Lincoln last weekend, Filiaga would be a great consolation prize.
He currently has 29 offers and no official visits set, yet. He visited Texas and Texas A&M last weekend unofficially.
Now that high school football is ramping up, highlight videos of Husker recruits are popping up.
Here’s one of Calabasas High School on Friday, featuring Holmes and Nebraska commits Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr.
And another of 3-star commit FB Ben Miles from Catholic High in Baton Rouge, La.
Chris Heady is a staff writer for Landof10 and covers Nebraska football and recruiting. He’s on Twitter @heady_chris.