Nebraska Football: Huskers closing strong in 2019 recruiting class

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With a recent four-star commitment and some others that could join the class soon, Nebraska football is closing strong with the 2019 recruiting class.

When it comes to the 2019 recruiting class, Nebraska football was already in good shape after the early-signing period. But in the last few weeks, the Huskers and head coach Scott Frost have continued to build momentum.

Of course, the biggest news came last Saturday, when four-star defensive back Noa Pola-Gates announced his commitment to Nebraska football. While he didn’t announce his signing right away, he did actually sign on early signing day.

However, Nebraska football has a number of other targets it has been working on in the past few weeks and some will be announcing their decisions soon. Charles Njoku, a four-star wide receiver is one of those guys. He will be picking between the Huskers and UCLA tonight.

But he is far from the only name left. The Huskers always have a strong interest in Dylan Jordan, a three-star outside linebacker who has been a fast riser since last month. Back in December, he had offers from Kansas and some FCS schools — now he has offers from Nebraska, TCU, Auburn, Utah, and possibly Florida State.

Jordan is expected to visit Nebraska football this weekend and he was supposed to decide Monday. However, some late interest from Florida State could push that back.

Some others that the Huskers are targeting down the stretch are four-star running back John Bivens, wide receiver Demariyon Houston, who could be an alternative if Njoku ends up choosing UCLA over Nebraska tonight and also Soni Fonua, a defensive end.

When it comes to crystal balls, Nebraska is leading with only Njoku. He is predicted by 247 sports to choose Nebraska tonight. Yet, Fonua is predicted to go to Oklahoma State and Jordan is expected to wind up with TCU.

Bivens, who has yet to announce his decision, also looks like a good bet for the Huskers, who hold 100 percent of his crystal balls. Steven Parker who visited Nebraska football back on Jan. 11 is another defensive end that could wind up in Lincoln.

The Huskers top competition for him appears to be Texas Tech and Kansas, although the Jayhawks hold 50 percent of his crystal balls. Texas Tech and Nebraska are both at 25 percent.

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Nebraska football already has the No. 19 class when it comes to 2019 but if the Huskers can land a few more four or three-star prospects, than Scott Frost’s first full recruiting class will be a rousing success.