Nebraska Football: Key players set to arrive in short order

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 27: Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost walks back to the locker room at halftime during the game between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday October 27, 2018 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 27: Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost walks back to the locker room at halftime during the game between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday October 27, 2018 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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This is an exciting time for Nebraska Football.

It’s hard to believe, the preparations are already beginning for the 2020 football season. Key members of the 2020 Nebraska Football recruiting class are set to come to Lincoln in a couple of weeks.

Some of the names you may recognize include offensive lineman Turner Corcoran, quarterback Logan Smothers, and offensive lineman Blaise Gunnerson. Those are the crown jewels of the 2020 class.  Other names include defensive lineman Jordan Riley, defensive back Jaden François and inside linebacker Eteva-Mauga Clements.

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I’m excited that all of these players are coming to campus early. That will give them time to adjust to the life of a Nebraska Football player. Not only that, it may allow them to get some early work in. Particularly for guys like Smothers and Corcoran, learning the fast-paced offense is crucial. The quicker they can learn the offense, the sooner they will get on the field. Particularly in the case of Corcoran, there is definitely a need on the offensive line for him. We could’ve used him last year.

Their arrivals begin what is sure to be an exciting 2020 season for the Nebraska Football program. Who knows, some of the early arrivals may get the opportunity to start. This year’s class has tremendous potential. The 2019 class had a ton of potential to, but I didn’t really feel the same excitement about the 2019 class like I did the 2020 class. I truly believe there are some impact players that will not only be able to help the team, but will be Husker football legends by the time all is said and done. Of course, we will have to see how they play. Rome was not built in a day after all.

Either way, the seats are being planted for what should be a pivotal third year for head coach Scott Frost. This is the year that I will personally be evaluating him and the coaching staff. They have had two seasons to implement their system and a full recruiting class to get the players they want. I fully expect that Nebraska football will be better than 4-8. However, time will tell. One thing is for certain: I am bored without football on Saturdays, and the games need to get here soon. Unfortunately, I have a long time to wait. However, all the waiting will be worth it as the opener against Purdue will certainly be a fun one.