After not securing a commitment in over two months, Nebraska received good news on Thursday night, when they landed three-star safety Hunter Dale. The soon to be senior plays for John Curtis high school in Louisiana – constantly one of the nation’s strongest prep programs.
With Dale’s commitment, Nebraska now has 11 verbals in the 2015 class – pushing the Huskers back into the Top 25 nationally.
With a lack of scholarships available in Nebraska’s class, the Huskers will likely enter the fall looking for just a few more recruits.
So how might it play out and what positions are still in play? Big Red Report breaks it down.
Nebraska currently has a commit in Texas product Kevin Dillman, but are in still in the market if they can land the right guy – Florida prep Lamar Jackson comes to mind.
Dillman’s eligibility this fall is in question after transferring to Denton Guyer from California. After being hurt his junior year, would the Huskers really want to roll the dice on a high school quarterback who maybe has played in over two years? Dilman could transfer to a private school if his eligibility isn’t cleared up by the Texas UIL.
WIDE RECEIVER: 1
After splitting ways with Richards high school (IL) product Spencer Tears and losing Washington transfer Damore'eStringfellow, Nebraska will look to take one receiver in the 2015 class. The nice thing is they have some flexibility after taking quite a few in last year’s class. Expect them to be patient. They have to find someone who is at least as good as the rest of the room.
TIGHT END: 0-1
The Huskers seem to be poking around at a few tight ends, but there isn't a name Nebraska fans can exactly just rip off and say ‘there is a good chance he’s a Husker in February.’ Cethan Carter still has three years of eligibility. Greg Hart has four. Sam Cotton has three. A tight end would be nice, but isn’t exactly a must in our opinion.
OFFENSIVE LINE: 2
If you believe three-star talent Jackson Perry from Bishop Gorman high school in Nevada, Nebraska is looking to take two more offensive lineman. If they can land Jackson, who plays guard, they will also take a tackle. If they can’t land Jackson, they will look to take two tackles.
DEFENSIVE END: 2
If the spring was any indication, the defensive end spot could use some depth. Even before the departure of DeAndre Wills this week, Nebraska had been flirting with defensive end preps across the country. Big Red Report’s Bryan Munson had a nice breakdown of the position just a few weeks ago. http://nebraska.scout.com/2/1418873.html
With Wills gone, we now feel like the staff will try to secure two.
There has been some debate among recruiting analysts if Nebraska will take a linebacker, but it’s clear by some of the offers thrown out that Nebraska is looking for one. The position is still young in Lincoln, but after taking just one last year, the Huskers have to groom someone for down the road.
So if you are counting at home, we project Nebraska to take another seven to eight players in the class. Barring any more departures, the number could grow. The recruiting news might have gotten slow in the dog days of summer, but expect it to pick up very soon.
With DeAndre Wills leaving and Hunter Dale pledging, how might Nebraska try to finish out their class?
With Wills leaving and Dale pledging, how will Nebraska try to finish out their class?