Well, I was going to start off with info on Nebraska commit Kendall Bussey, but I'll save that for the end.
What will we lead off with instead? Well, what if two Nebraska players just happened to sit in the stands of your team's game on their off week?
That is Nebraska Cornhuskers OL Alex Lewis and DE Randy Gregory sitting in the stands of the Omaha Central/Bellevue East game last Friday night. Husker commit Daishon Neal was on the field during the game as Central won 42-21. For those wondering if this is a recruiting violation, as long as both players aren't going to talk to him and such about his recruitment, there's no real basis for a issue being brought up.
Notre Dame and USC are starting to talk to Neal about visiting and such, so everything (legal) that Nebraska can do to keep Neal in the Huskers household is a good idea.
Here are some other tidbits as we move along into the Big Ten season for the Huskers:
- Husker QB target Lamar Jackson has named his final five schools, and Nebraska was the first visit he took out of the group. One of his visits will be to Louisville, where he committed on Labor Day weekend. The other 3 visits are up for discussion, but look to have Florida and Mississippi State as front runners for visits. It also sounds like Jackson wants to visit later on after the season, so even though Nebraska is seen as #2 right now, it may not matter cause Jackson's OV has already happened.
- Go ahead and take Tavin Richardson off your radar. Kentucky has gone hard after him, and it sounds like his visit to Lincoln wasn't anything life altering.
- Someone who loved his visit to Lincoln was NOLA WR Stanley Morgan. Rich Fisher was down in the Bayou to see Morgan this weekend, who visited back on September 27th for the Illinois game.
- It sounds like it's Ohio State and Nebraska for Desoto, Tx QB Tristen Wallace for 2016. Wallace was visiting back on the 20th on a unofficial, and the only school that could interfere with this is Baylor. SMU could be an option, but that would depend if someone that Wallace was familiar with were hired there. Tim Beck to SMU could do it, but I would think that Nebraska has a good chance here.
- Dedrick Young was visited by Ron Brown on the bye week as well. Young, who is considered an Athlete but will be looked at Linebacker at Nebraska, visited for the Illinois game as well.
And now... we come to the part of the show where we talk about Nebraska RB commit Kendall Bussey.
Several folks have reported that Bussey visited Texas A&M last week for their game vs. Ole Miss. Even though the Aggies lost the contest, Bussey reportedly loved his visit.
Did Kendall Bussey think about flipping over the weekend? Get Deontay Anderson's thoughts on the visit. Also hear from the new WR targets— Taylor Hamm (@TaylorHamm247) October 13, 2014
Taylor Hamm works the TAMU 247 site, and he along with Brian Perroni have put in flip Crystal Ball predictions for Bussey.
Bussey does also plan on visiting Vanderbilt in the near future. However, no matter what, he has told people that Nebraska is still his clear leader. His mid-season highlight film will help you feel better about that.
Bussey is scheduled to visit Lincoln for the Rutgers game, and it's not the worst thing that he wants to see what else is out there. Bussey would be the 2nd Running Back verbal for the Aggies, and Vandy had a few other kids on their board that didn't commit. That all being said, we've seen where kids say they are committed to a school but seem to really love visiting other places and all of a sudden gone. Nebraska is playing that card right now with Troy Henderson Jr, who is a Syracuse verbal but Nebraska is really angling for a visit.
In the whole grand scheme of things, if Bussey bounces it's not the worst thing in the world for Nebraska at Running Back. That being said, Nebraska would take a big hit if Kendall does indeed leave. Whether he stays or goes, we will cover it for you at Corn Nation.
Thanks to our friends at Hudl and 247 sports for their help as always.