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Nebraska Football Recruiting: Big Red Weekend Primer

The Nebraska football recruiting staff earmarked June 7 and 14 for special camps known as the Big Red Weekend. These camps give the coaches a chance to test out prospects and allows them to mingle with current commitments.

Ideally, a commit or two occurs during or shortly after the get-together. The Huskers have a smaller group coming in this weekend while hosting a very large and talented bunch on June 14.

That said, the Big Red coaches can spend plenty of time focusing on the present and future during the first camp. What this bunch lacks in size, it makes up for in talent.

The only recruit for this cycle coming in during the upcoming weekend is Christian Rector, but he’s going to get the grandest of grand tours.

A Los Angeles, CA native, Rector is ranked as the No. 20 weakside defensive end overall and No. 50 prospect in-state. Working on defensive end depth isn’t the worst idea considering the potential loss of Randy Gregory and Joe Keels’ eligibility running out after next season.

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Speaking of Gregory, Rector seems to have the same look at 6’5″ 235 pounds. He boasts offers from a rejuvenated USC program, UCLA, Miami (FL), Ole Miss and Wisconsin among others. It’ll be good for him and defensive line coach Rick Kaczenski to have some one-on-one time.

A pair of studs for next cycle are stopping by in Brittain Brown and Devin White, a safety and running back, respectively.

Brown is ranked as the No. 8 safety overall and No. 12 Georgian prospect for 2016. He’s also considered No. 132 overall. Landing Brown would be nothing short of huge as the Huskers already have three tremendous secondary members in this class alone.

It’s also not the worst idea for Nebraska to start staggering its safety eligibility considering LeRoy Alexander and Nathan Gerry will be its only upperclassman in 2015. The Huskers then have D.J. Singleton, Luke Gifford and Drake Martinez as sophomores.

Continuing with the color wheel, White’s an unlikely get, but you lose every battle you don’t enter. The Springhill, LA native is currently unranked, but suffice it to say he’s a a guy that the Husker coaches want in their stable. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:

He’s already spent a considerable amount of time on LSU’s campus since the Tigers are right around the corner.

Whether or not the Huskers can shove LSU aside for more face time is up to Ron Brown. Brown’s the go-to guy when it comes to getting the ball rolling with running back relationships.

Current Nebraska commits Avery Anderson and Daishon Neal will be on hand to take in Lincoln and mingle with potential future teammates. It’s unlikely a “BOOM!” will be heard following this weekend, but this is college football recruiting we’re talking about.

Never dismiss any possibility.

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