The recruiting machine churns all week. Join us on Tuesday through Friday nights when we recap Nebraska recruiting news, offering analysis and context.
Rahyme Johnson sets visit date
Nebraska commits WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and QB Tristan Gebbia are busy recruiters.
Rahyme Johnson, a 4-star outside linebacker and wide receiver for Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles, told Rivals.com he will visit Lincoln on Oct. 1, along with Johnson Jr. and Gebbia, who play for Calabasas (Calif.) High School.
“I just talked to Keyshawn and Tristan and they said they’re going out there with me,” Johnson said.
“(Nebraska is) definitely a serious contender. They kept on recruiting me throughout the whole thing. They’ve been there since the beginning so they’re a big contender and we’re going to see how that goes with them.”
Johnson also plans to visit Florida the weekend after that, then Ole Miss later in the season. If Oregon offers Johnson, he said he wants to visit there, and he wants to visit UCLA as well.
Johnson is the No. 35 recruit out of California. He has 17 offers, including from Texas A&M, BYU and Notre Dame.
Joseph Lewis changes visit
Joseph Lewis, a 5-star wide receiver from Los Angeles who is No. 2 at his position in the 2017 class, will now visit Lincoln on Oct. 1, he told Rivals.com. Nebraska hosts Illinois that weekend.
Lewis’ original visit date was Sept. 17, when Nebraska will host Oregon. Lewis told Rivals.com he also plans to visit Oregon the weekend after the Nebraska visit, and said he’s also considering visiting Arizona, Washington, Arizona State and Tennessee.
Lewis (Hawkins High School) visited Nebraska during fall camp.
Huskers have a real shot at No. 1 overall recruit
Recruiting analyst Michael Farrell wrote this week that the Huskers are “seriously in play” for the No. 1 overall recruit in the country, Foster Sarell.
The 6-foot-5, 311-pound offensive tackle from Graham, Wash., came to Lincoln last weekend on an official visit. Sarell wasn’t too vocal about the trip, but it sounds like recruiting analysts are putting a lot of weight on Sarell’s visit, which is encouraging for Nebraska.
Sarell has offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford and 11 others. He has official visits set up for Notre Dame on Oct. 15 and Alabama on Nov. 26.
Texas corner eyeing Nebraska
Nebraska’s secondary will be a little thin in a few years and a recruit from Texas has taken notice.
DB Hanif Muhammad, a 2-star prospect, told Rivals.com he’s been in contact with secondary coach Brian Stewart and is looking at going to college somewhere outside the state of Texas.
“I have right now 21 D-I offers,” he said. “I do have an offer from Nebraska. I am getting a lot of mail and emails from Nebraska. It’s coach Brian Stewart that I am hearing from. I believe that Nebraska likes me as a cornerback.”
Nebraska’s corner positions are currently held by juniors Josh Kalu and Chris Jones, but there’s a pretty steep drop off in experience after that.
The Huskers don’t have any secondary commits in the 2017 class.
Muhammad has offers from Kansas State, Fresno State and Illinois. He’s currently the No. 212 corner in the 2017 class.
- College GameDay is considering coming to Lincoln next week for the Oregon game. That would be huge for recruiting and overall exposure for the program.
- In case you didn’t hear the screams in the streets from Lincoln, former Huskers fullback Andy Janovich, now with the Denver Broncos, scored on his first carry in NFL Thursday night. Reminder: Ameer Abdullah did the same thing one year ago.
- Expect Nebraska to run a lot this weekend again. I talked to offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and RB Devine Ozigbo about the history of Nebraska’s run this week.
- Non-Nebraska: This is a great piece on Justin Blackmon on The Ringer.
- Some over/unders for the Wyoming Game:
- Punt returns by De’Mornay Pierson-El: 1.5
- Passing touchdowns by Tommy Armstrong: 1.5
- Margin of Huskers lead at halftime: 7.5