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Stadium Dr. Rumblings: Why USC’s Issues Are Helping Nebraska, The Next Commitment Is...

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David McGee

I’m quite sorry that I haven’t had much time to write one of these up lately, but with a change in our publishing schedule today, it gives me a chance to post an update!

  • It was quite surprising that Alaric Williams left the UNL campus this weekend without a verbal in my eyes. But don’t take that as Nebraska or Williams giving up on each other.

Williams is currently injured, but really is intrigued in playing running back at Nebraska. Even though he’s currently committed to Auburn, he’s spoke of visiting once again down the road. Plus, Auburn sees him as a defensive back, and stop me if you’ve heard of that one before.

  • Another kid that Nebraska is in real good shape in is Cali safety Trajon Cotton, who visited as well and had his buddy Lamar Jackson as his roommate.

Cotton has a visit this weekend at Oregon, then may see another school before shutting down his recruiting. The pull of playing alongside Jackson is intriguing for Cotton. Even though he may visit a couple more schools, Nebraska has “set the bar high” for other schools.

  • One commitment to watch is the one for Jaylon Redd, who is scheduled to pick his school on Monday.

He’ll probably go to Oregon, but Nebraska has had his only visit so far for the Fresno State game. The Huskers see him as a defensive back, and there’s a big wish list on that side of the ball already. If he does choose to be a Husker, it will be interesting to see what the Big Board becomes, because you’re not not taking that verbal.

Regardless of his commitment, it seems like Redd would take more of his visits before National Signing Day.

  • As I mentioned in the title, it’s interesting to see what Clay Helton and USC does in their season and how it affects the Huskers in recruiting. The Trojans are the main competitors in guys like Joseph Lewis, Stephen Carr, Aaron Banks, Martin Andrus, and Foster Sarrell.

The Huskers seemed to have someone that saw through this early in Keyshawn Johnson when Jr. committed, and it’s started to snowball in a way. if Helton finds a way to stay to next season, the Huskers could be one of the big beneficiaries of that.

  • The next Nebraska commitment? I would wager it being Damion Daniels out of Bishop Dunne in Dallas.

Daniels seemed to be a guy who really liked what he’s seen in Lincoln, and with the way that Cotton and Williams are taking their recruiting processes, Daniels makes most sense, even though he has a Iowa visit set up on October 1.