While Nebraska football recruiting is going well this cycle, the Husker staff is starting to prep for the class of 2016. Around June and July is when offers for this cycle started flying out last year. It appears that’s been bumped up.
Just received an offer from Nebraska!!
— Jared Mayden II (@MaydenII) May 2, 2014
Say hello to one of the latest Nebraska football recruiting targets: Sachse, TX cornerback Jared Mayden. The 6’0″ 190 pound defensive back is already swimming in offers.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor and Notre Dame are some of the other contenders for his services.
He’s ranked as the No. 6 cornerback overall for the 2016 cycle, No. 15 prospect in-state and No. 117 athlete overall according to the 247Sports Composite Index.
Mayden’s awareness and physicality are both unreal. Perhaps what’s more amazing is that he does what a number of college football players don’t anymore: form tackle. A cornerback planting his man into the dirt seems like a rarity these days.
Adding Mayden to Nebraska’s secondary talent would be a step towards creating an elite unit. While the 2015 class isn’t over, four cornerbacks become seniors in 2015 while Josh Mitchell will depart. Only Leroy Alexander, D.J. Singleton, Drake Martinez and Luke Gifford would remain at safety as of this writing.
Snagging a stud cornerback out of Texas won’t be easy, but I’d wager if anyone could do it, Tim Beck could set up a meet and greet for Charlton Warren.
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