There weren't many visitors this past weekend for the Rutgers game. Matter of factly, for the '15 Football cycle, there were none. The '16 cycle has gotten some attention this past week in the media and such, but there's still a '15 cycle with about 5 to 7 spots to fill, so we'll think about that in the first part of this update.
The BIGGEST visitor this weekend will be a unofficial one, as NOLA RB and Husker verbal Kendall Bussey will be visiting Lincoln with his dad. The plans were that Bussey & Dad wanted to come last weekend, but the 11am kick negated that. However, last weekend he visited and picked up an offer from Tennessee. That is the third SEC offer that he's received, along with offers from Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.
How much of a player is Bussey? Consider this:
#Huskers commit Kendall Bussey broke his high school’s single-season scoring record with his 27th TD last night.— Dan Hoppen (@danhoppen) October 25, 2014
Whether it's fair or not, I've been about the harshest person about Bussey as they come. I want to really hope that he does indeed go to Nebraska in the end, but at the same time, the more offers and visits he takes other places, the harder I see that coming to fruition. I will say that if Bussey does fax his LOI to Lincoln, it's one of the best jobs that Bo Pelini's staff have done in getting a kid to become a Husker.
Lets talk about the two big OV's coming into town this weekend, shall we?
Zach Roberston: The St. John Bosco OG out of Bellflower, California will be coming to the Heartland to take in the game. He's currently a UCLA lean, but John Garrison has a track record of impressing kids like this.
Tony Brown: The LaMirada Wide Receiver really likes Nebraska and vice versa. Rich Fisher is the lead here, and the only other school that is in competition for Brown's services right now is Texas Tech, who he will be visiting on November 15th.
Other items of interest include:
- Now that it seems that Michigan is going down with a lame duck coach in Brady Hoke, Nebraska would be served well to get after some of their current and former commits. Two names that come to mind is current Wolverine verbal Darrin Kirkland at LB, and former verbal CB Garrett Taylor. While they wouldn't be class makers, the fact is that Nebraska could use the help in both spots in the next few seasons.
- If you had a realistic order in which the rest of the '15 cycle would be set, you would probably want to finish with a combination of Robertson, WR target Stanley Morgan, LB target Dedrick Young, and another addition at QB. Lamar Jackson isn't happening, so you'd have to identify one more person. If I had to guess, Nebraska is going to talk to Sheriron Jones, the Florida lean DT QB who would probably bail is Will Muschamp and Kurt Roper become ex-Gators.
- Speaking of Dedrick Young, Nebraska could do a favor and get in early on Young's teammate in Marshal Nathe, a high 3 star Offensive Guard. He is already a top 5 player in Arizona, and I would have to imagine that the combination of Ross Els and Ron Brown have seen him play already.
The Huskers are currently 38th in the 247 National Composite Team rankings for 2015, and they are also 5th in the Big Ten Conference right now. The Huskers have gone 83 days without a verbal commitment, the last one was Nekyle Lundie on August 8th of this past year.
Thanks to the folks at 247 sports as well as Hudl for their help as always.