It’s a summer camp. Kids are coming on their dime. Fans will show up, hot dogs, pizza and chicken sandwiches will be eaten outside.
But in the time that Mike Riley has been here, there’s NEVER been this much talent on campus at one time that are interested in the Huskers. Not for a official visit during a regular season football game, not ever. Think about the following:
- Two five-star players
- Twelve four-star players just in the 2018 and 2019 classes
- Players from Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Texas, Alabama and Missouri, among others.
Here is who we have visiting, and as always, this could change.
2018 Nebraska Verbals:
Joshua Moore WR
Manuel Allen WR
Masry Mapieu NT
2018 Nebraska Targets:
T.J. Pledger RB, Oklahoma verbal: There’s a lot of smoke around Pledger here in the last week or so, and with good reason. He was the lone RB in the Sooners class, but that changed with the verbal of Tavion Thomas.
Pledger is good friends with Bookie, so it’ll be interesting to see if there is a true flip potential here. Nebraska did get some extra room in this cycle to get Pledger with the Greg Simmons situation.
Christian Tutt CB: Tutt is one of the bigger targets for Donte’ Williams right now, and Nebraska is looking to make the point that he’s going to be a feature in this defense. Tutt is wanted by Alabama right now as well, but word on the street may be that Tutt isn’t a take unless a couple of other targets shun Bama. If Donte’ can get the verbal, it’ll be pretty impressive. Tutt has said he wants to hold off and visit Tuscaloosa one more time, so it may not happen.
Cameron Brown WR: Cameron Brown is very interested in Nebraska. So why did he back off on his verbal? Call it a sign of mixed messages.
Brown originally became enamored with the Ohio State offer he got when he camped with them. However, several Ohio State folks I’ve talked to at Land Grant Holy Land say that Brown would only be a take if they missed on several other highly ranked targets. Nebraska has made it known to Brown that he is a priority, especially after his deco. He could reup on his commitment this weekend, and don’t be surprised if he does.
Houston Griffith DB: It’s still in the air if Griffith will make it to Lincoln, but if he does Nebraska will be able to make headway on what Florida State seemed to grab last week when Griffith visited Tallahassee.
Kobe Smith WR: It sounds like Kobe has been hearing a lot from the staff, I’m unsure where he fits if Nebraska hits on all their targets, but it’s good to have backup plans there just in case.
Micah Parsons OLB: The five-star from Pennsylvania should be very impressed with what he sees. He won’t be picking any school soon, but it’s important that the Huskers make it where Parsons will be coming back to Lincoln on an official visit.
Jalen Redmond OLB: Redmond will be taking the trip from Oklahoma City to Lincoln this weekend to work out. Granted, it may be something odd when Parsons is in town as well, but Redmond may be a great Plan B if you see him that way. Then again, if you don’t think the Huskers have a chance with Parsons, Redmond is your main target at that point in the game.
Raymond Scott LB, USC verbal: There’s a little bit of smoke on this one, and I would wager that he makes it to Lincoln this weekend. The OLB is a Trojans verbal, so interesting to see what he thinks of Lincoln and the outside of Diaco’s 3-4.
Max Duggan QB: This is great news, it sounds like Duggan wants to throw with some ‘18 Nebraska verbals and go against others.
Garrett Nelson DE: The shine of last week’s camp with Duggan is trying to get back to Lincoln for this weekend. If he does, commit watch is on with him.
Owen Pappoe OLB: The Georgia linebacker is going to probably be a consensus five-star when it’s all said and done. Nebraska is getting a summer camp visit and I can’t wait to see what he thinks of everything. Mohammed Barry knows what’s up.
Shammond Cooper OLB
Isaiah Williams ATH
Sam LaPorta TE
Myles Heard CB
Bryce Childress ATH