The recruiting machine churns all week. Join us on Tuesday and Friday nights to recap Nebraska recruiting news, what it means and what’s next.
Tyjon Lindsey transfers to play with OSU commit
One of Nebraska’s top targets, 4-star wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey is apparently in limbo between where he’ll play – not in college, but in just a few weeks.
Lindsey announced a few months ago that he would be transferring from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas to Corona Centennial in Los Angeles for his senior year.
But, according to the Los Angeles Times, Lindsey has not been to practice all week in Los Angeles. And, apparently, he is headed back to Vegas to play at Bishop Gorman.
Centennial Coach Matt Logan said he expects WR Tyjon Lindsey to end up back at Bishop Gorman.
— eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) August 17, 2016
The Las Vegas Sun confirmed Lindsey is back in Vegas.
Potential reason for switch? 5-star QB Tate Martell will be running the show at Bishop Gorman this season. Next season, Martell will be heading to Ohio State, currently one of Lindsey’s top choices.
Maybe the two want some more reps before heading to Columbus next year?
We’ll find out for sure on Aug. 22, when Lindsey is expected to officially announce his commitment.
Rahyme Johnson sets up third official visit
Rahyme Johnson, the 4-star wide receiver out of Los Angeles, confirmed to Scout.com that he would be visiting Nebraska on Sept. 17 when the Huskers host Oregon.
Johnson said he would also visit Texas A&M on Nov. 12 and Notre Dame on Oct. 15. Johnson is the No. 22 athlete out of California. He de-committed from UCLA on May 13.
During his visit Sept. 17, Johnson will join 5-star CB/WR Darnay Holmes, 5-star WR Joseph Lewis and 3-star DT Elijah Gates on campus.
York defensive tackle is a monster
3-star DT Masry Mapieu looks pretty unbelievable in this short video released this week.
In 20 seconds, Mapieu throws an offensive lineman into the ground, pushes another nearly all the way to the track and shows off some quick footwork.
— Ryan Mix (@RyanMixTV) August 18, 2016
Mapieu, who plays in York, Neb., gave the Huskers a hard commit in May. He is the No. 53 defensive tackle in the 2018 class and No. 2 player from Nebraska.
Riley messages recruit in DM on Twitter
Remember when coach Mike Riley went a little crazy tweeting on August 1st?
Apparently, he also DM’d some recruits right at midnight as well.
4-star R.J. Potts told Rivals this week when the clock struck 12 on Aug. 1, Riley messaged him directly on Twitter to offer a scholarship.
Potts, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound defensive back from Fishers, Ind., said he didn’t originally consider the Huskers, but now is.
“I have heard great stuff about the school,” Potts said. “I know they are big on tradition and just have a really great program. I looked up on them, see they are kind of rebuilding and trying to get better.
“I called and talked to them once. Coach Brian Stewart (was talking about) what they had to offer and saying they wanted me to try and make a trip up there.”
Potts is the No. 23 safety in the 2017 class. 247sports is currently predicting Indiana will snag him, giving the Hoosiers a 50 percent chance.
Tristan Gebbia predicts wins over Oregon and Ohio State
At least one Husker fan has high hopes for the 2016 season.
4-star QB Tristan Gebbia told Bleacher Report this week that he is predicting wins over Oregon and Ohio State this season.
Told me he's predicting wins over Oregon and Ohio State.
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) August 17, 2016
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, Nebraska has a 61 percent chance of beating Oregon on Sept. 17 and a 28 percent chance of beating the Buckeyes on Nov. 5.
Gebbia is a pro-style quarterback from Calabasas, Calif., who committed to Nebraska in April. He is the No. 8 pro-style quarterback in the 2017 class and No. 22 player out of California.
- Everyone keeps talking about the importance of Tommy Armstrong’s arm this year. He proved on Thursday he can at the very least hit a trash can from across the field.
- Husker volleyball fans watched a pretty brutal defeat on Thursday when Serbia knocked off former Husker Jordan Larson and the USA Women’s volleyball team. Some highlights.
- Apparently, freshman punter Caleb Lightbourn can finish a Rubik’s Cube in under 30 seconds, and do it with some style.
- Big Ten Network visited Lincoln on Thursday afternoon during practice. BTN’s Gerry DiNardo had some thoughts from practice, although not all of them were very uplifting.
- Former Husker kicker Josh Brown was suspended for one-game by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy. NJ Advance Media reported Brown was arrested in May 2015 for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.
Chris Heady is a staff writer for Landof10 and covers Nebraska football and recruiting. He’s on Twitter @heady_chris