Things have been quiet on the Nebraska recruiting front as spring practice has carried on. However, that doesn’t mean good things aren’t building up towards the Spring Game. The Huskers already have six commitments in the fold, but let’s have a look at some names to keep an eye on.
(Highlights are provided as linked names, if available. Rankings are taken from the 247Sports Composite Index.)
5. CB PJ Mbanasor - A former teammate of incoming freshman Trai Mosley, Mbanasor has plans to be in Lincoln for the Spring Game. Eric Lee and Avery Anderson ease the pain of losing Josh Mitchell. Four cornerbacks will become seniors in 2015, so adding Mbanasor as a trifecta for the class isn’t the worst idea.
4. S Hunter Dale – Safety’s a position that does need to be addressed. Dale’d be a great prospect to start with. Not only does he attend Louisiana’s John Curtis High School (P.J. Smith and Walker Ashburn are alumni), he’s also buddies with incoming freshmen Jaevon Walton and Glenn Irons. A friendship with current Nebraska commitment Kendall Bussey doesn’t hurt, either.
3. LB DJ Beavers – Yes, the Huskers’ linebacking corps is stacked to the brim with talent, but one can be wedged in. Beavers is considered the No. 30 outside linebacker in the country.
2. QB Brady White – Tim Beck always gets his eye on a quarterback or two to start a cycle, and White’s who he’ll likely begin with. The Santa Clara, CA native is one of the best in the nation ranked as the No. 4 pro quarterback overall and No. 86 overall athlete this cycle. He received his Nebraska offer on March 18, so look for Beck to try his hardest to get White in for the Spring Game.
1. DL Jackson Perry – While the Huskers’ defensive line is starting to gel, it’s still an area of severe need. Fortunately, Perry comes from the stud factory that is Bishop Gorman High School. If the school sounds familiar, incoming offensive lineman Nick Gates is an alum and is considered one of the best gets from last year’s cycle. It’s time to set up a proper pipeline.
While not a normal part of the Big Board, I do want to share a tweet with you.
— Ryan Davis (@thaRD5) March 25, 2014
“What’s the big deal?” you may ask. Davis is one of four prime Florida prospects. Nebraska continues to impress as their recruiting strategy appears to be completely overhauled from years past. This can only bear fruit eventually.