The recruiting machine churns all week. Join us Tuesday through Friday nights when we recap Nebraska recruiting news, offering analysis and context.
A quick change for the Harvest: Some basketball recruiting news to start. We’re on the brink of hoops season, and Wednesday was the beginning of the early signing period for college basketball.
Nebraska commit Nana Akenten made it official by signing his letter of intent to play for the Huskers.
— Nana Akenten. ? (@nbasfuture) November 8, 2016
Akenten is a 6-foot-6, 195-pound shooting guard from Bolingbrook, Ill. Akenten is not rated on any of the recruiting sites.
Akenten gives Nebraska some length at the wing position. With his 6-foot-6 frame and 3-point shooting, Akenten will likely be converted by coach Tim Miles into a guard/forward. He is the only recruit for the Huskers in 2017. Here are some of his highlights:
Two confirmed visitors
Quran Hafiz, a 3-star corner from Jacksonville, Fla., confirmed on Twitter he will be visiting Nebraska this weekend for the Minnesota game.
— Quran Hafiz ❗❕ (@__Quran4) November 9, 2016
Hafiz is the No. 82 corner in the 2017 class and received an offer from Nebraska on Sept. 24. 247sports Crystal ball predictions currently give Nebraska a 50 percent chance of signing Hafiz.
Nebraska has been pining for a corner or safety to add to this class, and Hafiz would be a key signing.
The Huskers are also moving quickly on Kamren Curl, a 3-star safety from Muskogee, Okla. Curl received an offer from Nebraska just two days ago, and already has an official visit lined up for this weekend.
Blessed to receive my 21st D1 offer from Nebraska ?❗️❗️ pic.twitter.com/rE13AJCohn
— K.a.m.2⃣ (@Kam__Bam__) November 7, 2016
Curl is the No. 49 athlete in the 2017 class and No. 10 recruit out of Oklahoma. He has 19 offers and is leaning toward TCU and Texas Tech. He decommitted from Texas Tech on Oct. 26.
Rahyme Johnson highlight video
At one point, Rahyme Johnson seemed to be a lock for Nebraska, but the 4-star athlete now seems to be leaning toward Oregon.
Johnson released a highlight video of his season at Salesian High School in Los Angeles. Johnson also has an official visit visit lined up for Texas A&M this weekend.
Regular Season!!!!?? https://t.co/N1fXjzA9lP
— R.Johnson #16 (@rahyme_johnson) November 8, 2016