With it now being 12 days to National Signing Day, the Nebraska staff is using this weekend to give the big sell to several recruits.
Yes, three of the scheduled six visitors are already Nebraska recruits. However, there’s a want to take at the very least two of the remaining three and get them “N”. Plus, at a place of want in the defensive backfield, Nebraska’s going to push hard.
As we always mention, this list is fluid and can either be added to, or subtracted from as events warrant.
Deontre Thomas got a big bump to 4 stars on 247, but you’ll see that his composite score isn’t much higher due to other services. Either way, he’ll be in Lincoln this weekend to talk to Bob Diaco and John Parrella on how he’ll be used in a 3-4 defensive alignment.
After telling Texas and TCU thanks but no thanks, Jaimes will be making it to Lincoln for his official as well.
Bellevue West’s Jaylin Bradley will be also taking his trip this weekend, just making the jaunt down I-80. As a FYI, Bradley’s not only been re-rated with his rating, but he’s now the third best player in the state of Nebraska by 247. He only trails fellow Nebraska verbal Austin Allen of Aurora, and Norfolk TE Logan Strom.
The first of two big CB visitors seems ripe for a flip. Nebraska has been working their butts off to get Blades to visit, and it appears they will get that visit.
While he’s seemingly been decent to Florida, at least one CB pick came in for Blades to flip to Nebraska before NSD. I was apprehensive that Blades would even come, so this changes a little bit of perspective for me. I don’t think he flips quite yet, but watch this one.
The fact that Deommodore Lenoir is visiting Lincoln is a accomplishment. The former Oregon commit who is still leaning that way is the second CB target for the Huskers that isn’t committed this trip.
Donte’ Williams and Mike Riley made their in-home visit on Wednesday night, and got the visit.
Now, this may all be moot and Lenoir recommits to Oregon. But, even if that happens, give Nebraska credit here for at least peaking enough interest to get on a plane.
Thompson is an interesting case in this puzzle. He was a Boise State verbal till January, at which time it seemed like he was decommitting for an Oregon flip. However, Nebraska got at him with an offer about 2 weeks ago, and he’s interested enough to take a OV this weekend.
Why does Nebraska like him? Check out his height. At 6’3, he’s probably one of if not the bigger WR’s that the Huskers have targeted this cycle. I honestly don’t know if he’s a full take if he digs the trip due to the numbers crunch that Nebraska could have if others commit. But I do know that the staff would not be this far with him if he was a backup plan. Thompson does plan a “quick decision” after his Nebraska trip, so we’ll see what happens here.