With National signing day 24 days away, Nebraska has landed 11 commits. The Huskers have hosted a few visitors, and a couple of high school All-American games have happened since their last commitment. Here is the list of the top 10 prospects that haven’t given a verbal commitment, or have reopened their recruiting process.
CURRENT HUSKER COMMITS FOR 2012
|Name||Position||City, State||School||Ranking(by Husker Corner)|
|Jared Afalava||Linebacker||South Jordan, UT.||Bingham High School||3 STAR|
|Zaire Anderson||Linebacker||Riverside, CA||Riverside C.C.||4 STAR|
|Tommy Armstrong||Quarterback||Cibolo, TX||Steele High School||4 STAR|
|Thomas Brown||Linebacker||Gardena, CA||Junipero Serra High School||3 STAR|
|Sam Cotton||Tight End||Lincoln, NE||Lincoln South East High||2 STAR|
|Greg McMullen||Defensive End||Akron, OH||Hoban High School||4 STAR|
|Avery Moss||Defvensive End||Tempe, AZ||Corona Del Sol High School||3 STAR|
|Michael Rose||Linebacker||Kansas City, Mo||Rockhurst High School||4 STAR|
|Mohammed Seisay||Defensiveback||Thatcher, AZ||Easter Arizona J.C.||4 STAR|
|Paul Thurston||Offensive Line||Avarda, CO||Avarda West High School||4 STAR|
|Jordan Westerkamp||Wide Receiver||Lombard, IL||Montini High School||4 STAR|
Nebraska’ Most Wanted List
1. 1. Andrus Peat, Offensive Tackle, Corona Del Sol High School, Tempe, Arizona: After a dominating performance in the Under Armour All-American game, Peat may have solidified this top spot on this list till he makes his college decision. He is 6-foot-7, 305 lbs and has an NFL sized frame at 17 years old. He did not make his decision at the Under Armour game, and will most likely wait till National Signing Day on Feb. 1 to make his college choice. Peat is down to Florida State, Nebraska, Stanford and USC. With his older brother Todd in Lincoln, and his cousin Avery Moss picking the Huskers a week ago, Peat is considered to be a Nebraska lean.
2. Devin Fuller, Quarterback/Athlete, Old Tappan High School, Old Tappan, New Jersey: Fuller is a very close second on this list. His value to a program is limitless. He is a two sport athlete playing football and baseball, and is considered a possible first round draft pick in the 2012 MLB draft. Fuller will more than likely end up in college, and his choices are down to Arizona, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Rutgers, TCU, and UCLA. Fuller wants to play quarterback and wants to play early. His recruitment is as wide open as anyone.
3. Vincent Valentine, Defensive Tackle, Edwardsville High School, Edwardsville, Illinois:Valentine holds down the 3 spots on our list this week, because he is probably one of the biggest locks of the class. He is down to 3 schools, Nebraska, Illinois, and Florida. He plans on taking a visit to Illinois and Florida before making his decision, but has Nebraska as his leader right now. He has a very strong relationship with Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis. To me Valentine is the biggest lock right now of any recruit.
4. Alonzo Moore, Wide Receiver, Winnfield High School, Winnfield, Louisiana: Moore jumps one spot as Island Coast High School, Cape Coral, Florida’s Jordan Diggs picked South Carolina as his future school during the Army All-American game this weekend. Moore will be the diamond in the rough if the Huskers can pull him in. Moore is 6-foot-2, 170 lbs. He is one of the most athletic kids on Nebraska’s short list. He could be a huge addition to Nebraska’s young talented receiving core. He is down to two schools in Mississippi State and Nebraska.
5. Anthony Standifer, Cornerback, Creete Monee High School, Crete, Illinois: The former Michigan commit could be a huge addition to the 2012 class, and I mean that literally . He is 6-foot-1, 178 lbs. He is a taller corner, which seams to be the was Nebraska is recruiting it’s defensive backs. He is reguarded as a 3 star player by most recruiting sites. The most important thing of landing Standifer could come in the 2013 recruiting class. He is the teammate of one of the top junior prospects in the country in 6-foot-3, 183 lb wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Standifer could be the key to landing Treadwell.
6. Davante Bourque, Runningback, Crowley High School, Crowley, Louisiana: Bourque has recently withdrawn his verbal commitment from the No.1 ranked LSU Tigers. Even though Nebraska has three very talented freshmen runningbacks on their roster, Bourque could be exactly what the Nebraska backfield needs. He is 6-foot-3, 200 lbs. and runs angry. He could be the perfect complementary back to the speed that Nebraska has currently. He is a bruising back, and could be a huge play maker for the Huskers.
7. Brent Wilkerson, Tight End, DeMatha High School, Hyattsville, Maryland: Wilkerson just returned from an official visit to Lincoln early Sunday morning. He was impressed by the facilities that Nebraska had to offer. Wilkerson is currently committed to Penn State. With the new coaching staff in Happy Valley, I consider Wilkerson’s recruitment to be reopened till he meets the new coaching staff, and sees which coaches they retain. Wilkerson said that he was very impressed with the coaching staff at Nebraska, and liked that head coach Bo Pelini told him he could compete for playing time early.
8. Brandon Beaver, Cornerback, Dominguez High School, Compton California: Beaver participated in this weeks U.S. Army All-American game this weekend, and was very impressive. It will take a lot to get Beaver to leave the West Coast. He is taking a visit to Norman to see the Oklahoma Sooners some time this month. Nebraska is a reach for Beaver, but he still has the Huskers in the mix along with Oklahoma, Utah, UCLA, and Washington.
9. Corey Thompson, Safety, Missouri City High School, Missouri City, Texas: Thompson is currently a Texas A&M commit. He is 6-foot-2, 205 lbs. Thompson is one of the taller safeties in the country. With the coaching shake up in College Station Thompson’s recruitment has been reopened to a point. He is starting to look at other schools, but remains committed to Texas A&M. He took a trip to Lincoln this weekend, and is still look at LSU, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M . He will visit all four schools again before making his decision.
10. Jordan Westerkamp, Montini High School, Lombard, Illinois: Yes, Westerkamp is listed on the list above of players verbally committed to Nebraska. He has hosted Nebraska and Notre Dame coaches for in-home visits this weekend. The Irish offered Westerkamp a scholarship after his stellar performance in his State Championship football game. Westerkamp told Husker Corner.com that his mother is a huge Irish fan, and he is still considering Notre Dame,he is still committed to Nebraska. There has been no word on how either of the visits went this weekend.
By Jimmie Allen
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