I think a lot of people are getting fatigued from Reese taking his visits and he & his family speaking glowing things about each school they visit. And, while that's fair to say, it's not the worst thing to see someone speak of the good things at every school and coaching staff.
It's going to come down to Texas, TCU, Nebraska or Florida for Reese. He's been visited at home by all three school as well as taking OV's to all of them. I do think that Nebraska gets him due to the fact that he would probably play right away in Lincoln more than any other school.
However, if he doesn't pick Nebraska, expect the same talking points of those that hate recruiting to come up about the "hype" spent on kids that don't pick Lincoln. However, the thing is here that you spend a whole year getting a group of kids in a cycle, and you will win (Greg Simmons) and lose (Tremayne Anchrum) these battles through the year. If a school just picked their 25-28 a year and didn't have to work for it, then you wouldn't have these up's and down's.
The other reason I pick Nebraska is because, if Bray and such got a vibe about moving on, you'd see a lot more offers flying out about now. That hasn't happened yet, so I like to see the hope stay up about the commitment.
- The Huskers had four visitors this past weekend before the Dead Period happened. First one up was Royce Newman, an Offensive Tackle committed to Missouri.
Yes, you're seeing him as a Tight End, however he is being recruited as an Offensive Tackle prospect, where he's committed to at Mizzou. Ever since Gary Pinkel retired, Nebraska and Ole Miss has been after Newman hard. The Huskers scored 2 in-home visits before the OV, and this has literally all happened since the first of December. There's obviously interest on both sides of the coin here, but unsure if it means for a flip.
- The Huskers hosted Tony Butler as well, who is a Cornerback out of Ohio. He has Arizona State and West Virginia in his final schools as well.
The Huskers have been in the picture with Butler for about a month or so, and has the friendship of Nebraska priority target Dez Fitzpatrick as well to help Nebraska in this chase. He must have liked the view in Lincoln a little bit.
- Nebraska gave the red carpet tour to Texas Linebacker Cameron Goode as well this past weekend. Goode is a current commit to Cal. I didn't see any tea leaves mentioning one way or another with Goode after the weekend, but Trent Bray would love this kid to come in and be that outside pass rusher Nebraska sorely needs.
- Last but not least, the Huskers hosted former Minnesota verbal Tony Poljan, who committed to the Gophers as a Quarterback but looks to be a Tight End in Nebraska's eyes.
Poljan is 6' 7, so you can see the use of him as a TE, although he would not be too bad of a Dual Threat option at QB. The Huskers were in the ear of Poljan the second the Gophers gutted their Offensive staff, and it looks like this could be fruitful as a pickup for Nebraska.
- Nebraska's #1 on their big board will make the decision a little later. Sioux Falls OL Matt Farniok told the local newspaper that he will not decide at the Army All-American game, but after the contest. However, he did make a point to say that he should decide before National Signing Day.
- Finally, check out why Brian Hightower is on the top of the 2018 board for Nebraska right now after watching his highlight video.