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August Recruiting Update: What's Up With Nebraska's QB Verbal Status?

Times are slow at the Nebraska Recruiting desk right now, but we do have some info for you to nosh on while you patiently wait for Football season.

Jamile Johnson, a big visitor for a Nebraska game this year.
Jamile Johnson, a big visitor for a Nebraska game this year.
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Since the July recruiting update, Nebraska has had three #BOOMS from Hunter DaleMirko Jurkovic and Nekyle Lundie. Of those, Lundie and Mirko have stuck while Hunter Dale's has.... well, you know the story there.

Right now, the Huskers are ranked currently at 29th in the 247 National Rankings, and 6th in the Big Ten Rankings. While Northwestern has dropped a few spots, the Huskers stay still because Michigan State has vaulted the Big Red.

Here are the things we're watching out for this month.

Kevin Dillman, Nebraska's lone QB verbal for now, will not be playing his Senior season at Denton Guyer HS. The Texas UIL, which is the governing body for HS sports in the Lone Star State, denied his waiver for this season. He took the news alright when the ruling came down on Monday.

Dillman now basically has two choices in his future. The first thing is he can enroll at Liberty Christian HS in Argyle (just W of Denton) and play there, or if he chooses to stay at Guyer, he can play on the Junior Varsity team for his SR season. There is a possibility that he does try to go the Liberty Christian angle and TAPPS (Tx Assn of Private & Parochial Schools, private Tx UIL group) does not allow the waiver either, but I've been told that is small and that Christian would love to have him. Stay tuned on this.

- Nebraska threw their hat in the ring for the #1 JUCO CB in the nation today when they offered Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Corner Justin Martin. Martin, who is the 6th best JUCO player in this year's class, is being hit hard by Tennessee, LSU, Ole Miss and Florida. Nebraska could make a dent here, but at the same time, it could be a uphill battle.

- With the warmth of Fall Camp heating up, some folks have already started setting Official Visit dates. Nebraska's game vs Miami on September 20th in primetime is looking to be one of the better lineups so far as it comes to OV's. Not only will the Huskers be hosting current verbals Eric Lee and the Davis Brothers (Carlos & Khalil), but Nebraska will be scheduled to host a couple other high end targets. They are:

Tavin Richardson: The 3 star wideout from South Carolina has Nebraska in his final 5, and will be visiting one week after stopping at Virginia Tech. The other three schools in Richardson's final list are Louisville, Kentucky and UCF.

Jamile Johnson: The Defensive Back from South Oak Cliff HS in Dallas will also be visiting Lincoln under the lights. Johnson is being heavily hit by North Carolina after decommiting from Oklahoma, but the Huskers have Ron Brown on the case.

(thanks Scout)

- As far as Nebraska aiming for another QB in this cycle, most folks are trying to pump up the case that Nebraska is the favorite for Lamar Jackson, the high 3 star DT QB from Boynton Beach, Florida. There's a lot of non-Nebraska (and some Nebraska) guys on his Crystal Ball pointing the way to Lincoln for Jackson. Thing is, Nebraska offered him back in January and there's been almost no contact either way.

Now, I'm not telling you that Jackson wouldn't be ideal here. However at the same time, until I actually see Nebraska get ahead of Auburn in this whole thing, I can't get at where folks are talking here.

Do not forget, that SBNation is your source for FREE recruiting news across the entire country. Visit the main recruiting page to get your fill from across the country.

UPDATE: 2 minutes after I hit the publish button, the Huskers announce in a e-mail that Aaron Williams, the CB from Carver HS in Atlanta, has signed his financial aid papers and will join Eric Lee and Avery Anderson in enrolling at Nebraska. By doing this, Nebraska can have unlimited contact and discuss them with others.


Thanks once again to the folks at Hudl and Nebraska's 247sports guys for their help as always.