It's our weekly look into Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Recruiting, and we'll start off with the early listed visitors for the Southern Miss game this weekend.
Jordan Elliott - Defensive Tackle, Houston Texas (uncommitted)
Kentrell Love - Cornerback, Corona, California (Washington commit)
Christopher McWilliams - Cornerback, Miami, Florida (Florida verbal)
A friendly reminder that the visit list could change with additions and subtractions up through the weekend.
- There is a very decent possibility that Nebraska RB Aphonso Thomas could be decommitting from the Huskers in the not too distant future. SMU has lined up an offer for him.
Very blessed to receive an offer from SMU #Ponyup— Aphonso. (@AphonsoT_) September 22, 2015
Now, you're all thinking that losing the lone RB verbal that Nebraska has this year wouldn't be the best idea, however I'm going to tell you that letting Aphonso walk to SMU wouldn't be a bad thing, message board heroes be damned.
In my interview with Aphonso and his Uncle this past summer, one thing that his Uncle wanted was Aphonso closer to his home of Van, which is just Southeast of Dallas. This opportunity would give him the chance to be at a big time school and the closeness of home, which would make both parties happy.
The addition and redshirt of Jordan Stevenson to Nebraska helps make this much, much softer of a blow. Plus, as far as a class ranking and such, it would be minimal as Thomas is lower on the end scale of Nebraska's verbals, but would be the 3rd best verbal for the Mustangs.
- The visit to Nebraska was pretty good for Tight End target Donte Coleman out of Mesquite, Texas on September 11th. How good? Decommitting from Texas Tech good.
Officially opening my recruiting back up. pic.twitter.com/aLrOhMFP8F— Donte Coleman (@DonTune12) September 19, 2015
It's no secret that the Huskers are looking for Tight Ends, and with the deco of Jared Bubak, there's still another spot available in this class for Coleman. Rated and ranked just a touch below Bubak, it would be a good snag for the Huskers to get Coleman.
- Offensive Line is still a big time target for the Huskers, and with the knowledge that Big Red leads for South Dakota stud Matt Farniok, the next Nebraska verbal should be Georgia Offensive Guard Tremayne Anchrum. He will decide in 18 whole days from now, and he loved his visit to Nebraska for the BYU game. Word on the street is that Georgia will not have room for him, so it could very well be down to the Huskers and Colorado for his services.
- The Huskers made the final 5 for 4-star Safety target Eric Burrell from Maryland.
Thank you to all the coaches that have recruited me pic.twitter.com/cBKVn7CJNR— Eric burrell (@EricBurrell_) September 21, 2015
- Another Secondary target to keep an eye on is Stanford verbal David Long out of Loyola, California. He will be taking his visits and has the Huskers in mind to come and see. Considering he's considered the 7th best Corner in this class and the way Nebraska is needing a talent infusion there, it's a no-brainer to give him the red carpet treatment.
- Far as Wideouts go, the Huskers are looking at taking at least 2 more this cycle. 4-star Darian Owens, who is the UCLA verbal that visited Lincoln against BYU, has been very quiet when it comes to talking about his Bruins commitment. Worst case scenario, Keith Williams and how WR's have done in this Offense so far has given Owens a reason to consider things in Lincoln.