Nebraska Football Recruiting: Two Eyebrow-Raising Prospects Eyeing Huskers

Brandon Cavanaugh

These stories will be difficult to top.

Let me preface all of this with the following: No, I am not joking.

The Huskers' history is littered with second and third-generation players. The numbers change, but the names don't. While recruiting's a volatile process, Nebraska is getting noticed by two new high-profile descendants whose attention is...well, kinda stunning.

Running back Christian McCaffery, son of Ed (ask your parents) and defensive back Naijiel Hale, son of late rapper Nate Dogg (ask your kids) both have interest in the Huskers.

Are they long shots? Maybe, but McCaffery's very familiar with how Rex Burkhead was utilized in Tim Beck's offense. Gonna go out on a limb here and suggest the Stanford Cardinal is the team to beat in this race (Ed's alma mater).

Let's not forget former All-American Cardinal and current Minnesota Viking Toby Gerhart. There's precedence set for both Nebraska and Stanford to pull McCaffery in. If distance is a tipping point, the Huskers have the edge.

McCaffery Junior Season Highlights

A trip from Littleton, CO to Palo Alto, CA is a whopping 1,294 miles. It's only 495 miles to Lincoln, 553 if you fly into Omaha's Eppley Airfield.

Moving on to perhaps what will turn out to be the most unexpected prospect to have interest this cycle (note the "perhaps") is Hale.

Sure, Justin Combs, son of Sean "Diddy is My Nickname This Week" Combs plays for UCLA, but that's Los Angeles, it makes sense.

Hale Junior Season Highlights

Why would Hale choose to leave Bellflower, CA for Lincoln?

He allegedly has family in Nebraska's capital city that's near and dear to his heart. It should also be mentioned that Terry "#BOOM" Joseph is recruiting him, so you can expect the full-court press.

Two huge names to follow this cycle and it's not even March.

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