Hunter Sollis became a top priority target of the Nebraska basketball team the instant he entered the portal, and Hoiberg is demonstrating that on Sunday.
So far this offseason, Nebraska basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg has only lost players from his current roster. Derrick Walker and Sam Griesel ran out of eligibility. Then Oleg Kojenets and Denim Dawson decided to try their hands in the transfer portal. On Sunday, it appears the Huskers’ head coach will try and take a big step toward building his roster back up.
On Friday, Husker Illustrated’s Jacob Bigelow reported that Hoiberg and assistant coach Nate Loenser will visit Sallis on Easter Sunday. The visit stands out for no reason other than it seems like a big move to make an official recruiting visit on Easter.
That the Gonzaga transfer is willing to host the Nebraska basketball coach in his home on that particular day seems to indicate the Huskers have an inside track. But they’re still going to have to fight off some of the most significant basketball programs in the country.
The list of programs that are actively recruiting Hunter Sallis is intimidating, to say the least. Michigan, Arizona, San Diego State, and Creighton are among the programs going after the guard.
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Hunter Sallis is just one of the in-state prospects that the Huskers are said to have gone after. Of course, so far, things haven’t gone all that well in that department.
Former Omaha Central standout John Tonje looked like a pretty good fit. He decided on Missouri. Isaac Traudt from Virginia was another target Hoiberg was hoping to haul in, though many knew he was Creighton bound from the jump.
Latrell “Trelly” Wrightsell Jr. announced this week that he’d be leaving Cal State Fullerton where he was a first-team All-Big West selection last season. It’s thought that Nebraska basketball will be looking to make him a priority prospect as well.
In regards to Hunter Sallis, it’s worth pointing out that Nebraska basketball coaches won’t be the only ones heading to Spokane to talk to the guard. Wake Forest head coach Steve Forbes will visit today.
It still feels like the Easter visit should be a sign that the Cornhuskers are in the pole position.