Few notes from this moment in Nebraska recruiting:
- We’re at the summer dead period, which started June 26 and goes through July 9. So, you’re not going to see a whole lot of discussion about offers going out and such right now until after the dead period ends. I would bet that Nebraska gets some more unofficials into Lincoln. Christian Tutt is a kid who I would put on commit watch after the dead period ends. He spoke of wanting to come back to Lincoln in July with his family. It did sound like that if all went good there, Nebraska was going to get his commitment.
Nebraska would have to work to get some visits in that time, considering that the dead period would again start up on August 1. Coaches can have written communication with recruits during the dead period, but face to face is not allowed, even on campus.
- The big names in this year’s class have gone to Oregon to participate in The Opening, Nike’s premier camp. You won’t see much about it on television, as ESPN has decided to not televise any of the camp anymore. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying attention to it as a Nebraska fan.
Nebraska is well represented in this case with WR Joshua Moore, ATH Chase Williams and DB Brenden Radley-Hiles in attendance. Also targets in Tutt, Houston Griffith, WR Kamryn Babb, and RB TJ Pledger will be in Oregon as well.
Here is a full list of those participating this weekend. Big names and a lot of them still uncommitted. We’ll be here to cover anything big from Nebraska’s verbals or targets.
- The preferred walk-on class is starting to take shape at Nebraska. Following the Friday Night Lights camps, two players have already made their intentions known.
The first spot went to Justin Holm, a 6’6” wideout from Lincoln Southwest.
Blessed to announce my commitment to play football at the University of Nebraska! #GBR pic.twitter.com/TPNEbC3ViX— Justin Holm (@j_holm2) June 24, 2017
The second one went to Belton, Missouri quarterback Bart Harris.
After a long talk with friends and family, I am excited to announce my commitment to the University of Nebraska!! #GBR ⚪️☠️ pic.twitter.com/WNWQMhQs0n— Bart Harris⁶ (@bart_harris3) June 28, 2017
Both players were ones that went to the FNL camps and got in front of the coaching staff. While Holm doesn’t have any offers, that would probably be due to the lack of film on him. Harris sported some offers from some FCS schools, but didn’t have any FBS offers.
I’m fine with these takes right now, and surprised but not shocked at how early this is filling up. I can not remember any walk-on’s being committed to this early in the cycle. But, both kids were in front of the staff and they got a full evaluation.
Now, that’s what I’m going to say about Garrett Nelson’s verbal as well. Yes, he does not sport any major D1 offers. But, he made the point of driving from Scottsbluff to Lincoln and back TWICE to get in front of the staff. If Nebraska didn’t offer him then, you’d read about Wyoming offering, or Colorado/Colorado State. Then he’d have been gone from the state, and then some posturing about losing in-state talent would have come about.
If you were okay with the staff taking, say, a DiCaprio Bootle or anyone else just from a camp viewing, then you should be perfectly fine with Nelson being a Husker.