Bonjour amis et voisin! There’s two weekends and four spots left in this recruiting class. Things are going to start moving quickly as the signing period wraps up. Let’s take a look at recent events, and make some predictions on how things are going to fall out.
A Move in the Rankings
In the last week, Rivals and 247 both updated the rankings of all the various prospects of the 2019 class. Wandale Robinson really impressed during the All-American Game. He moved up a bunch of spots, which really helped Nebraska’s ranking. Additionally, Noa Pola-Gates announced his commitment during the Polynesian Bowl. This moved Nebraska all the way to 19th. Statistics show that elite teams typically recruit in the top 15. The Cornhuskers are knocking on that door after back to back four win seasons! Recruiting is on the upswing.
Walk-ons Walking On.
Coach Frost has continued in his quest to bring the roster to 150 players. Several additional walk-ons have announced their intention to come play for Nebraska.
Austin Jablonski - TE - Lincoln Pius X
John Bullock - LB - Omaha Creighton Prep
Gabe Heins - K - Kearney
Tyson Guzman - DB - Omaha Westside
Riley Kinney - QB - Loveland CO - grandson of Jeff Kinney
Garrett Hustedt - LB - Elkhorn Mount Michael
Jacob Herbek - DE - Grand Island Central Catholic
Brayden Miller - QB - Kearney
There are multiple players here with scholarship offers to FCS schools. This is another quality walk-on class. Iron sharpens iron.
Weekly Desmond Bland Update
He’s not talking, Nebraska’s not talking, He’s not visiting anyone, nobody’s visiting him, there’s just.... nothing out there. (shrugs)
Visitor(s) for the Weekend
Matthew Pola-Mao, cousin of Noa Pola-Gates, was supposed to visit this weekend, but he has been rescheduled for Feb 2. He has announced a top three of Nebraska, USC, and Oregon. His brother Isaiah Pola-Mao plays for USC. I would like to have him. I don’t know that he’s a high priority recruit for Nebraska. I think another nose tackle is needed. We’ll see if the staff agrees.
Dylan Jordan is a four star outside linebacker from Pittsburgh, Kansas. His story is kind of weird. There were some academic concerns. Then there were rumors of some significant personality red flags. Word on the street was Kansas and Kansas State had backed way off, and Nebraska was backing off as well. But the next day, there was a tweet that showed Coach Held in his living room. Nebraska did its due diligence and determined the red flag rumors were sour grapes smears by a jilted in-state football team. Drama! He is the only visitor, and I expect he will be a Husker by Monday evening.
That’s all the news for now. Watch close for final weekend excitement and a Superlative Signing Day Spectacle on Feb 6! GBR!