Nebraska basketball’s recruiting season appears to have kicked off in earnest this week.
Tim Miles and the rest of the Nebraska basketball staff have been working overtime this week. Not only are they getting closer and closer to the regular season, but the recruiting season appears to have started off with a bang.
Earlier in the week, the Cornhuskers gave out a pair of new offers. The program also showed interest in a third basketball prospect.
On Friday afternoon, the Huskers offered a brand new target. Caleb Grill, a combo guard out of Wichita, Kansas might be one of the darkest of dark horses to get an offer from the Nebrasketball program.
So far, Grill isn’t one that has gotten a ton of attention from the Power 5 schools. In fact, Nebraska is just the second Power 5 offer he’s received.
That doesn’t mean he’s a complete unknown as he does boast 10 offers total. That includes one that came in just a few hours after Miles made the call from Southern Illinois.
Drake, Weber State and Missouri State likely count as the biggest name non-power conference schools that have come calling. South Dakota State also gets attention from the national media every now and then.
The only other Power school that has made an offer at this point is Washington State. The good news is that means the Nebraska basketball program probably has a pretty easy road if they want to really impress Caleb Grill and get him to Lincoln.
Some Nebraska recruiting watchers are likely to wonder just why a prospect that is grading out as a 2-star guard at the moment has garnered an offer from Miles. At the moment it’s probably better to “trust the process” and see what happens with this player before anyone starts worrying about “aiming low.” In basketball, more than any other sport, there’s a chance for a very good player to fall through the cracks. Being from Kansas can’t hurt.