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ScottyIce    1,928

Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

 

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

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Hedley Lamarr    2,787

 

 

Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

Very easily, we sign 4.

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Treand3    243

Once Parrella gets the next one. All his time and energy will be focused on getting # 3 and 4. Having Masry in the fold helps quite a bit, as well as MM being an in state kid.

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GBRFAN    456

agree that the d - line currently looks like 3 max for 2018, however guessing there will be 1 or 2 that move on due to the shakeup going to 3-4. Looks like the 500 radius will be key here.

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spurs1990    645

Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

I don't think you remove that scholarship. That kid is raw from what I've heard and could be a great candidate by the end. I think in the end you utilize oversigning at the DL position if one of those big name guys wants N. The fact that you have a guy in Masry that is committed right now does relieve some of the pressure of it being a dire need and really allows for us to be selective.

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ScottyIce    1,928

 

 

 

Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

Very easily, we sign 4.

I think we only go over 3 if we have attrition.

SR:

JR: Newell, Stoltenberg, King,

SO: Davis, Davis, Neal (ADavis moves to OLB imo)

RFR: Stille (Miller moves to OLB imo.)

FR: Daniels, Watt, Thomas, Walker

HS: Masry, (Trout, Avery)

 

Do I have everyone?

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You don't pull an in-state kid's scholly who you thought was good enough to offer in his Jr. year. You'll piss off all the HS coaches and they can help feed the walk-on program.

 

You got one guy you like. Go spend a bunch of time on a few big-time kids, knowing you have one in the fold already.

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Nebfanatic    1,076

MM is going to stay loyal to the Huskers so the Huskers should stay loyal to him. It is less of a sweat to keep him in

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Savage Husker    564

 

 

 

 

Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

Very easily, we sign 4.
I think we only go over 3 if we have attrition.

SR:

JR: Newell, Stoltenberg, King,

SO: Davis, Davis, Neal (ADavis moves to OLB imo)

RFR: Stille (Miller moves to OLB imo.)

FR: Daniels, Watt, Thomas, Walker

HS: Masry, (Trout, Avery)

 

Do I have everyone?

Shouldn't there be two Thomas' and no Walker?

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Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

Very easily, we sign 4.
I think we only go over 3 if we have attrition.

SR:

JR: Newell, Stoltenberg, King,

SO: Davis, Davis, Neal (ADavis moves to OLB imo)

RFR: Stille (Miller moves to OLB imo.)

FR: Daniels, Watt, Thomas, Walker

HS: Masry, (Trout, Avery)

 

Do I have everyone?

Shouldn't there be two Thomas' and no Walker?
Probably has guy thomas in the olb role. riley said in the press conference he could fit there

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Stumpy1    1,691

Our DE recruiting isn't going to be as much of a priority anymore going to a 3-4. It is nothing to see teams in a 3-4 with a starting DEs weighing 280-290+. We can recruit lighter DTs and have them play DE. Look at some of the kids we are recruiting that are labeled DT but could play both.

 

 

DT Masry is 270+ right now

DT Hawkins is 255+ right now

DT Trout is 290+ right now and will be a true NT after a year or 2 but could play DE right away

DT Avery is 315+ and will start out a true NT

DT Letuligasenoa is 295+ and will be a true NT after a year or 2 but could play DE right away

DT Parker is 268+ right now

DT Landry is 255+ right now

DT Vincent is 285+ right now and could grow into a true NT but could play DE

 

Just to be clear, I'm not saying we should go away from recruiting DEs but we can be a little more open when it comes to recruiting the DL.

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ScottyIce    1,928

 

 

 

 

Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

Very easily, we sign 4.
I think we only go over 3 if we have attrition.

SR:

JR: Newell, Stoltenberg, King,

SO: Davis, Davis, Neal (ADavis moves to OLB imo)

RFR: Stille (Miller moves to OLB imo.)

FR: Daniels, Watt, Thomas, Walker

HS: Masry, (Trout, Avery)

 

Do I have everyone?

Shouldn't there be two Thomas' and no Walker?

 

 

Only if you think that Guy Thomas is going to play DE. (Every team in his final 3 was pitching OLB in a 3-4 role). Also, Walker has been quoted multiple times saying he wants to play defense. I guess that one is more up in the air than Guy Thomas, IMO.

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Savage Husker    564

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

Very easily, we sign 4.
I think we only go over 3 if we have attrition.

SR:

JR: Newell, Stoltenberg, King,

SO: Davis, Davis, Neal (ADavis moves to OLB imo)

RFR: Stille (Miller moves to OLB imo.)

FR: Daniels, Watt, Thomas, Walker

HS: Masry, (Trout, Avery)

Do I have everyone?

Shouldn't there be two Thomas' and no Walker?
Probably has guy thomas in the olb role. riley said in the press conference he could fit there
gotcha

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Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

As long as only 1 of them is a NT and other two are DE's I think we are fine with taking all 3... I think we do have some work to do though to make that happen. I don't see how we can take more than 3 DL though.

Very easily, we sign 4.
I think we only go over 3 if we have attrition.

SR:

JR: Newell, Stoltenberg, King,

SO: Davis, Davis, Neal (ADavis moves to OLB imo)

RFR: Stille (Miller moves to OLB imo.)

FR: Daniels, Watt, Thomas, Walker

HS: Masry, (Trout, Avery)

Do I have everyone?

Shouldn't there be two Thomas' and no Walker?
Probably has guy thomas in the olb role. riley said in the press conference he could fit there
gotcha

 

Walker really wants DL too

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Warrior10    1,930

 

 

 

I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

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I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

 

I think Husker fans will be very happy with Cole Frahm.

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Nebfanatic    1,076

We will still go after elite DE prospects if they translate to a 3-4 rush olb. A guy like Randy Gregory, Vic Beasley or Guy Thomas like we signed this year. As far as guys that our going to be playing DE for us I really like the idea of just targeting HS DT prospects to play across the line because those DT guys come in a variety of sizes that fit differently across all of our DL positions

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spurs1990    645

 

I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

So 20 recruits for an estimated 16 (?) spots.

 

Do we lose three DB's after this year? Maybe 4?

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Warrior10    1,930

 

 

 

 

I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

So 20 recruits for an estimated 16 (?) spots.

Do we lose three DB's after this year?
Kalu, Boaz, Jones, KWill.

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Warrior10    1,930

 

 

 

 

 

I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

I think Husker fans will be very happy with Cole Frahm.
We should at least get him on campus before we write him off.

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ScottyIce    1,928

 

 

 

I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

 

 

I doubt him because I literally know nothing about him other than that he is a walk-on. So fair or not, I would rather not hand the kicking job over to a RS FR unless he shows that he is capable. I guess we will know next year when we either recruit a K or not.

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ScottyIce    1,928

 

 

 

 

 

I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

I think Husker fans will be very happy with Cole Frahm.
We should at least get him on campus before we write him off.

 

 

Lol, come on now. I'm not writing anyone off. I'm just saying that as it stands today, when I know nothing about the player, I'd suggest we recruit a K. Obviously that can change.

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Warrior10    1,930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

I think Husker fans will be very happy with Cole Frahm.
We should at least get him on campus before we write him off.

Lol, come on now. I'm not writing anyone off. I'm just saying that as it stands today, when I know nothing about the player, I'd suggest we recruit a K. Obviously that can change.

You said you doubt the walk-on can do it and suggest we need a scholarship kicker.

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I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

I think Husker fans will be very happy with Cole Frahm.
We should at least get him on campus before we write him off.

 

 

Lol, come on now. I'm not writing anyone off. I'm just saying that as it stands today, when I know nothing about the player, I'd suggest we recruit a K. Obviously that can change.

 

 

I'm pretty sure the coaching staff knew "something" about him before they let him walk-on, but I'm sure they'll carefully consider your suggestion.

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HuskermanMike    330

If this is not a top 15 class lots of people will be disappointed. We need to continue to go after the big boys and have solid pack up plans just in case. Three stars aren't shiny recruits but some of our best players in the past were three stars.

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Nebfanatic    1,076

Yea but we really need to land the big boys this class, especially the guys in the radius. If we can hit on 5 or 6 of the big fish in our area that would be great.

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B.B. Hemingway    2,322

If this is not a top 15 class lots of people will be disappointed. We need to continue to go after the big boys and have solid pack up plans just in case. Three stars aren't shiny recruits but some of our best players in the past were three stars.

 

Given that the class will likely be 16-18 kids, it won't be top 15.

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Looks like we are in a position of being pretty selective for the DL in 2018. With guys like Trevor Trout and Calvin Avery showing high interest and many other high profile guys that we may have an outside shot at, do we rethink the offer to Masry? I really don't know what to think. I would hate to turn away an instate kid like that, and there is obviously an entire year for this stuff to play out, just wondering if anyone thinks this may be a discussion the coaches have down the road?

I don't think you remove that scholarship. That kid is raw from what I've heard and could be a great candidate by the end. I think in the end you utilize oversigning at the DL position if one of those big name guys wants N. The fact that you have a guy in Masry that is committed right now does relieve some of the pressure of it being a dire need and really allows for us to be selective.

 

So where does Masry project in this scheme then? I've never seen any highlights of him. Is he athletic enough at his weight that he could slide out to DE or do we try to bulk him up more and turn him into a mountain at NT? I think Trout has great upside as a DE in this 3-4. Yeah, he's a little heavier, but his athleticism could make him a great fit. Based on everything people have been saying, and going off of what Calvin Avery has already said, Avery seems like a perfect fit as a squatty 2-gap NT.

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I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

I think Husker fans will be very happy with Cole Frahm.
We should at least get him on campus before we write him off.

 

 

Lol, come on now. I'm not writing anyone off. I'm just saying that as it stands today, when I know nothing about the player, I'd suggest we recruit a K. Obviously that can change.

 

 

I'm pretty sure the coaching staff knew "something" about him before they let him walk-on, but I'm sure they'll carefully consider your suggestion.

 

He kicked off the ground all year on PAT and FG (High school allows a tee, he chose not to use it) and made multiple 50+ yarders every day in practice. He also put almost every kickoff out of the back of the end zone. Recruited as a Grayshirt to Oklahoma and multiple others big time schools were after him. Coaches said Brown's scholarship is his when Brown is gone, provided he wins the job as they expect him to.

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BigRedN    350

^^^^ Quite an offer list on these Kansas commits. Who would think Kansas would steal two Top 60 recruits from $EC country?!!

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Hedley Lamarr    2,787

^^^^ Quite an offer list on these Kansas commits. Who would think Kansas would steal two Top 60 recruits from $EC country?!!

All from Louisiana, lets hire the coach that recruits Louisiana for them.

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spurs1990    645

It'd be nice to see them be relatively competitive again. That's been about as rough of a P5 go as any school I can remember. That '18 class is probably already the best they've had in who knows when.

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famoustitles    733

I don't want them to be competitive. I'd like it if all the surrounding states schools struggled, as it would help us with the 500 mile radius recruiting

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B.B. Hemingway    2,322

It'd be nice to see them be relatively competitive again. That's been about as rough of a P5 go as any school I can remember. That '18 class is probably already the best they've had in who knows when.

 

I went to the NU/KU basketball game here a couple months back, and took myself on a personal tour of the campus. It's beautiful. Allen Fieldhouse was obviously majestic, but I was more impressed then I thought I'd be with the football complex. Everything was real accessible too. There were some guys from the team running route trees, and I walked right through the gate, and onto the field. My family, and I sat on a bench and watched them for 20-30 minutes.

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Caliborn72    137

It's weird too because Louisiana kids never seem to adjust to such wildly different culture changes going to the Midwest, or anywhere out of the south for that matter. It's to the point that I would not recommend trying to recruit kids out of there even though it's so talent rich because they are more likely to be attrition candidates. But somehow basketball school Kansas is killing it there.

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Warrior10    1,930

Holy crap, just noticed we only have 4-5 CB's on the roster once Kalu/Jones/Joseph graduate. Donte can really sell playing time to these guys. I see why they are saying we'll take 4.

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BigRedBuster    8,055

It's weird too because Louisiana kids never seem to adjust to such wildly different culture changes going to the Midwest, or anywhere out of the south for that matter. It's to the point that I would not recommend trying to recruit kids out of there even though it's so talent rich because they are more likely to be attrition candidates. But somehow basketball school Kansas is killing it there.

Well then, I'm glad you're not making recruiting decisions.

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I think we need

1 QB

1 RB

4 WR

1 TE

3 OL

3 DL

2 OLB

1 MLB

3 DB

1 K

Hope we can pass on the kicker.

How do you want to do that? Brown will be a senior this year, right?

 

I guess if Lightbourne could do it, or this Walk-On, that would be excellent, but I doubt it.

Why do you doubt the walk-on? From what I've heard he has the potential. That's enough for one to hope he progresses over his RS year to a point where the coaches are comfortable with him. It has worked in the past, one could hope it does again.

I doubt him because I literally know nothing about him other than that he is a walk-on. So fair or not, I would rather not hand the kicking job over to a RS FR unless he shows that he is capable. I guess we will know next year when we either recruit a K or not.

Very good hs kicker, strong leg and accurate. We played Burke this year and everyone noticed this.

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^^^^ Quite an offer list on these Kansas commits. Who would think Kansas would steal two Top 60 recruits from $EC country?!!

All from Louisiana, lets hire the coach that recruits Louisiana for them.
They hired a NOLA high school head coach to recruit the area...

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