Nebraska football target gets full court press from Baylor

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One Nebraska football target warranted a visit from the entire Baylor Bears coaching staff on Monday.

The Nebraska football coaching staff has had no qualms about going after players that are committed to other teams.

In some regard, Scott Frost and company have been going after players that are almost exclusively committed to other teams.

Such is the case with Cedar Hill running back Joshua Fleeks. Fleeks has been committed to the Baylor Bears since February.

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Despite the fact that he really hasn’t shown any signs he’s not headed to Waco for school, Frost and his assistants offered him a scholarship. It appears the Baylor staff felt the interest Fleeks has been garnering was at least somewhat concerning.

On Monday afternoon, the entire Baylor staff showed up to Fleeks’ school to pay him a visit. If there is a better way to put on a full court press on a recruit, I don’t know what it would be.

For his part, Fleeks seemed to be thrilled to be getting the visit, posting a picture of the group on Twitter.

The Bears staff actually visited a couple of its top recruits on Monday, and appears to believe going out as a group is the best way to lock its targets down.

While the Bears won the day, it doesn’t appear the Huskers are going to be giving up anytime soon.

It’s clear Frost and his staff have identified the need for at least one running back in this class.

In addition to Fleeks, the Cornhuskers are putting the full court press on Arizona Western C.C. back Greg Bell. Bell’s teammate Jaron Woodyard committed to NU on Sunday night.

It’s a safe bet that the Nebraska football team wouldn’t mind getting both Bell and Fleeks as a kind of one-two punch. It’s not entirely clear whether Fleeks is going to go for the early signing date on December 20 or whether he’ll wait for the final date later this winter.