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Nebraska’s visit list for the opening game against Fresno State just got a little longer.
First, 4-star S Jaylen Kelly-Powell confirmed to 247sports this week he will be in Lincoln next weekend for his first official visit.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Kelly-Powell has 42 offers and is considering Nebraska, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He announced this summer he won’t be announcing his commitment until after his senior year at Cass Technical High School in Detroit.
Kelly-Powell is the No. 19 safety in the 2017 class and No. 4 recruit from Michigan.
Rivals also confirmed that 4-star CB/WR Jaylon Redd and 4-star CB Thomas Graham will be in Lincoln on Sept. 3.
Redd and Graham go to school together in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Redd is the No. 27 cornerback in the 2017 class and has offers from Oregon, Michigan, Oklahoma and Arizona.
Graham is the No. 7 cornerback in the class and No. 8 prospect out of California, and 247sports has him as the No. 50 player in the country. Graham has offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona, Notre Dame and Alabama.
The list of recruits coming to Lincoln next weekend now includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- 5-star OT Foster Sarell, the No. 1 recruit in the country
- 5-star CB/WR Darnay Holmes, the No. 2 corner in the 2017 class
- 4-star CB Kelly-Powell
- 4-star CB/WR Redd
- 4-star CB Graham
- 3-star DT Damion Daniels.
Calling that weekend a big recruiting weekend might be a bit of an understatement.
High school games to watch
High school football kicks off Friday night, hitting a temporary pause button on the recruiting trail before college football begins next week.
Some notable games to keep an eye on for Huskers fans:
Calabasas High School will play at rival Agoura High School on Friday night in Agoura, Calif. Nebraska commits QB Tristan Gebbia and WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. will kick off their senior campaign.
Top Huskers target 5-star Darnay Homes will also make his season debut.
For updates follow the Calabasas Twitter account, or follow Calabasas on Snapchat at Calabasashigh. Holmes has been live on Snapchat all day.
Beyond Calabasas, keep an eye on Huskers commit WR Jaevon McQuitty and Battle High School football Friday night. In six games last season, McQuitty caught 27 passes, five touchdowns and averaged 20.6 yards per catch. Battle High School squares off against Holt High School in Wentzville, Mo.
Where Nebraska stands
Before official visits start in September, a look at where Nebraska stands in the 2017 class rankings.
Ben Miles moves up to No. 2
Some Nebraska recruits got new personal rankings recently on Rivals.com.
Ben Miles, a 3-star fullback and son of LSU coach Les Miles, is now the No. 2-rated fullback in the 2017 class.
Rivals ranked Keyshawn Johnson Jr. No. 41 in the class and Jaevon McQuitty was close by at No. 46.
Joseph Lewis, who will visit Nebraska on Sept. 17, came in at No. 3.
- Nebraska transfer Derrion Grim told a newspaper in California he left Nebraska because he “didn’t believe” coach Mike Riley.
- Seniors Nate Gerry and Brandon Reilly will both miss next week’s game against Fresno State for violating team rules.
- Breaking down what would happen if Tommy Armstrong threw the ball less.
- Nebraska put up a small memorial in honor of Sam Foltz on Friday.
- The uniforms Nebraska will wear at Northwestern this year are incredibly slick.
- Maybe the best news of all: if you’re a student at Nebraska, you can see DJ Kool at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Chris Heady is a staff writer for Landof10 and covers Nebraska football and recruiting. He is on Twitter @heady_chris.