- Five-star California Wideout Joseph Lewis will be heading to Lincoln this weekend with his coaches from Hawkins HS in Los Angeles.
This was originally a trip that was supposed to happen a few weeks ago, but it fell on the week of the Sam Foltz tragedy. Kudos to the staff and Lewis’s HS staff for getting the trip redone for this weekend.
It’s an important trip for Nebraska to have Keith Williams and Mike Riley sell the program to the Hawkins staff. Lewis will visit with family in tow, but this trip sells what Nebraska has been doing to a coaching staff.
It’s not impossible for Nebraska to win this battle, this will make Lewis’s second visit on his own dime, and will be three after the OV. Word on the street, however, is that he’s still favoring USC in this battle since they are just down the street.
- Nebraska has made the final battle for sought after Tight End target Reese Leitao out of Tulsa’s Jenks HS. He must be serious too as his phone battery is not too bad!
Nebraska also has Kurt Rafdal in the mix at Tight End, so that’s a good problem to have. The Huskers do lose some TE’s after this year, and with seemingly no one filling the spots depth wise, this could be a good thing with a class already having Austin Allen.
- Look for Dallas DT Damion Daniels to have a final 2 of Nebraska and Iowa. He visited the Huskers back on June 17th for the second Friday Night Lights.
Daniels, I admit, may not have been up on the target board at DT, however the Huskers do still like him, and the fact that he’s got a fairly decent offer board tells you that he’s wanted. Iowa can put the peer recruiting with commits Chevin Calloway & Eno Benjamin on the same HS team. However, it could be the Huskers to lose here.
- So, why did Nebraska get the commitment of Guy Thomas on Monday? Well, it boils down there to what your plans were for recruiting the spot of Defensive End.
John Parrella had a plan of attack here, and several movements dictated where he got verbals from. The big target at Weak-Side was definitely Hunter Echols, and Nebraska was banking on getting a visit from him. Then his commitment to USC happened, and with the following shutdown of visits, Nebraska had to move on. Anthony Payne, who worked out at Friday Night Lights but didn’t get a offer right away, went off and committed to Kansas State in July.
Thomas and Robert Porcher are the two High School options at that position. There is a thought that maybe Nebraska can get a look at Iowa Western CC WDE Andrew Van Ginkel, but I’m totally unsure of what that would look like at the time with both Iowa and Minnesota in the fray as well.
As far as Strongside DE goes, I can’t see a current target outside of Jacob Lichtenstein out there, and even then I don’t think he has Nebraska in his plans anymore.