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Who will be in Lincoln for the Oregon game
Big games call for big recruiting weekends, and Saturday is no exception.
When Oregon comes to Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday to play Nebraska, a slew of West Coast recruits will come with it. Here’s who we know so far will be on the sidelines for the matchup against the Ducks.
Andrus is a 3-star defensive tackle from Los Angeles. The 6-foot-1, 280-pound lineman has 17 offers, including from both Nebraska and Oregon, plus UCLA, USC and Arizona. Andrus’ visit to Lincoln will be his first official or unofficial visit.
Andrus is the No. 20 defensive tackle in the 2017 class and No. 37 prospect from California.
Cotton is a 3-star safety from Sacramento, Calif., and another recruit who is considering both Nebraska and Oregon. Cotton has 10 offers besides the Huskers and Ducks, including from California, UCLA and Colorado. The 6-foot, 185-pound safety unofficially visited Oregon and Colorado in April.
Cotton is the No. 43 safety in the class and No. 61 prospect from California.
Watts comes to Lincoln a heavy favorite to sign with Oklahoma. Watts is a 3-star defensive tackle from Plano, Texas, with 18 offers. He’s choosing among Oklahoma, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas A&M and Arkansas. The 6-foot-3, 302-pound lineman unofficially visited Baylor, A&M and Oklahoma last spring.
Watts is the No. 23 defensive tackle in the class and No. 48 prospect from Texas.
Williams is an Auburn commit, but he will be in Lincoln this weekend. The 4-star athlete from Ashville, Ala., committed to Auburn in July 2015 but has still been active in the recruiting process. Since his commitment, he’s visited Notre Dame and Georgia twice. Williams is a 6-foot, 195-pound athlete. He’s the No. 5 athlete in the class and the No. 5 recruit from Alabama.
Hawkins is a 3-star athlete who committed to California on May 6. His recruitment has been relatively quiet since then, but he will visit Nebraska this weekend.
Hawkins is the No. 33 athlete in the 2017 class and No. 50 recruit from California. He has 22 offers on the table but Nebraska is currently his only scheduled official visit.
Possible unofficial visit:
It’s been rumored that the 4-star 2018 recruit from Calabasas, Calif., will join Huskers recruit QB Tristan Gebbia in Lincoln this weekend. Radley-Hiles is the No. 8 cornerback in the 2017 class and No. 6 prospect from California.
Keyshawn Johnson Jr. was supposed to visit this weekend, but announced on Twitter he no longer will be able to attend. Because of that, it’s not certain if Gebbia or Radley-Hiles will still be coming.
Avery Roberts highlights
Last week, we did a list of top 10 plays from Huskers commits so far this season.
Avery Roberts, a 4-star linebacker commit from Wilmington, Del., made the list, but also Tweeted out more highlights. A few of these might make the next list.
Darnay Holmes changes schedule
One of Nebraska’s top recruits won’t visit any schools until November, his father said. According to ESPN, 5-star CB Darnay Holmes will not go on any official visits for a while to focus on his senior season at Calabasas (Calif.) High School. Holmes’ father told ESPN the plan is to still officially visit Michigan, Ohio State and potentially Nebraska.
Holmes originally planned to visit Michigan this weekend. He unofficially visited Nebraska on Sept. 3 for the Fresno State game.