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11 minutes ago, GBRFAN said:

Some of these 2020 kids already have a "first" impression of NU with the 4 wins.  The recruits should get a second impression of a much higher W # and a nice season turnaround in 2019.  Many programs already have a core group of "commits" for 2020.  It should be a great class thou.

 

I really think 2021 will be the first class where kids have a true 2 year feel of how NU will look going forward and we will be on an even recruiting slate with the top teams.

When you start thinking about the things that need to occur and how far off they are it's kind of discouraging.  Only a few players from '20 and '21 will contribute immediately so we're still looking at 2-3 years of development for most players.  I believe it's been pointed out several times that the playoff teams have recruiting classes with 4 year average in the top 10.  Assuming we aren't going to significantly defy the odds, you start wondering how long will it take for our on field success to improve to the point we could start pulling in top 10ish classes.  I believe we have brought in enough talent and have the coaching staff to be a solid top 25 team by '20 so is that enough to pull in a very good recruiting class?  I'm a little surprised how well this class has turned out so the coaches have done a good job selling their vision.  With continuous on field improvement each year recruits will keep buying into the vision and more talented recruits will take notice.  It seems like it will be a long process and at least 5 years from now before we are contenders again.  Sit back and enjoy the journey I guess.

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3 minutes ago, 4skers89 said:

 It seems like it will be a long process and at least 5 years from now before we are contenders again.  Sit back and enjoy the journey I guess.

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18 hours ago, Minnesota_husker said:

Having a good season will certainly help.

 

The class we ended up this year with only winning 4 games it pretty crazy.

 

 

So far it's the exact same ranking as last year after a 4-8 season

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27 minutes ago, StPaulHusker said:

So far it's the exact same ranking as last year after a 4-8 season

Key part is So far...

 

5 spots left, I would assume we grow a bit and I dont know about you but I feel like this is a much better class than last years but i guess ratings never lie....

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3 minutes ago, Minnesota_husker said:

Key part is So far...

 

5 spots left, I would assume we grow a bit and I dont know about you but I feel like this is a much better class than last years but i guess ratings never lie....

Here is what I would say

 

When comparing the top 6 rated players from the 2018 and 2019 classes, I think 2019 overall is better and will likely contribute more as a group than 2018.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, StPaulHusker said:

Here is what I would say

 

When comparing the top 6 rated players from the 2018 and 2019 classes, I think 2019 overall is better and will likely contribute more as a group than 2018.

 

 

I am lazy, so can you give me the list of the two groups of top 6.

 

Just curious.

 

I think the biggest difference is scheme fit. I feel like last year they were trying to get bodies in. This year it seems more focused.

 

It also helped that the State of Nebraska had a really good group of guys that Frost and Co were able to close on.

 

Plenty of room for improvement. but they still were up against it. 2020 might be a better gauge. 

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7 minutes ago, Minnesota_husker said:

I am lazy, so can you give me the list of the two groups of top 6.

 

Just curious.

 

I think the biggest difference is scheme fit. I feel like last year they were trying to get bodies in. This year it seems more focused.

 

It also helped that the State of Nebraska had a really good group of guys that Frost and Co were able to close on.

 

Plenty of room for improvement. but they still were up against it. 2020 might be a better gauge. 

2018:

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2019:

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2 minutes ago, runningblind said:

2018:

 

 

2019:

 

Thank you for sharing. 

 

Obviously two giant homeruns in Martinez and Washington.

 

I think we might have slightly less splash right away with this 6 but overall these 6 feel like a foundation for the future. 

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2 hours ago, StPaulHusker said:

Here is what I would say

 

When comparing the top 6 rated players from the 2018 and 2019 classes, I think 2019 overall is better and will likely contribute more as a group than 2018.

 

 

I don't know about 2019 compared to 2018.  However, I am pretty dang confident that the top players in both 2018 and 2019, will out perform the top players in the previous 10 classes.  THAT is a direct result of the staff and the culture they are building.  That is a huge part of what I'm excited about.  Way too often we have had our top players flame out and not contribute.  I feel that won't happen nearly as often.

 

I believe once top recruits start seeing that happen, we will start getting more of those top recruits and we will see a jump in our class rankings.

 

We desperately can use a good season next year to keep building excitement around the program.

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3 hours ago, BigRedBuster said:

I don't know about 2019 compared to 2018.  However, I am pretty dang confident that the top players in both 2018 and 2019, will out perform the top players in the previous 10 classes.  THAT is a direct result of the staff and the culture they are building.  That is a huge part of what I'm excited about.  Way too often we have had our top players flame out and not contribute.  I feel that won't happen nearly as often.

 

I believe once top recruits start seeing that happen, we will start getting more of those top recruits and we will see a jump in our class rankings.

 

We desperately can use a good season next year to keep building excitement around the program.

I agree that development and retention at the top of the classes is an absolute must

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7 hours ago, StPaulHusker said:

So far it's the exact same ranking as last year after a 4-8 season

 

And last year's class rating was largely due to Frost & Co doing an incredible recruiting job in three weeks after he was hired.

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1 hour ago, Mavric said:

 

And last year's class rating was largely due to Frost & Co doing an incredible recruiting job in three weeks after he was hired.

 

 

Maybe they should have taken recruiting off all year until October if the results would've been the same :lol:

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1 hour ago, SUHperman said:

Rivals Top 100 Ath Mookie Cooper out of St. Louis. 

 

 

We will see if Lovie Smith can keep that Trinity Catholic pipeline going?

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Just looking through the profile under 2020 recruiting targets. You can definitely see our standards have greatly increased for the caliber of kid we are going after for 2020. Almost all are .94 or higher.

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Sidney Williams.  CB.   GBR

 

 

 

Was a hard commit to LSU.  Now he's opened things back up.   QB, CB.  GBR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Huskers93-97 said:

Just looking through the profile under 2020 recruiting targets. You can definitely see our standards have greatly increased for the caliber of kid we are going after for 2020. Almost all are .94 or higher.

Right, but it's also early. They're offering their top tier guys right now to see if they get any traction. If not, then it's on to the next highest on their board. 

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26 minutes ago, HS_Coach_C said:

Right, but it's also early. They're offering their top tier guys right now to see if they get any traction. If not, then it's on to the next highest on their board. 

I don’t remember even trying for the 19 class. At least not as many 

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47 minutes ago, Huskers93-97 said:

I don’t remember even trying for the 19 class. At least not as many 

247 shows Nebraska had 421 offers out for 2019.  Of those, 158 were for players with a composite score of at least 0.9000 

 

We offered a lot of talented guys, just didn't get as much interest as I expect we will next year.

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Numbers are a bit fluid until the 2019 class is finished and see who leaves after this semester.  But reports are the staff is still planning on 22-25 at this point.  Numbers for each position are just my guess right now based on need and current roster.  We'll get a better idea what the staff is looking for in the coming months.

 

Just a reminder that my criteria for this list is to try to keep it to guys who seem to be legitimately interested in Nebraska, which in my book mainly means setting up a visit or having us in their Top 5/10/whatever list.  There are a ton of guys who say they're interested who never end up even visiting.  So the list is pretty small right now but there are a few guys who have put out a favorites list and we'll start to see more as guys visit this spring.

 

I'm sure I've missed a few so let me know if you notice someone.

 

Current Scholarships/Commits

QB - 1 - LOGAN SMOTHERS
RB - 1-2 - 
WR - 3-4 - Zavier BettsXavier Watts
TE - 1 - 
OT - 2-3 - Reece Atteberry, Turner Corcoran
OG/C - 1-2 - Carson Lee

NT - 1-2 - Kevon Billingsley, Nash Hutmacher, Aidan Keanaaina
DE - 1-2 - 
ILB - 2-3 - 

OLB - 2-3 - Ben Kreul

CB - 2-3 - 
S - 1-2 - 



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15 minutes ago, Mavric said:

Numbers are a bit fluid until the 2019 class is finished and see who leaves after this semester.  But reports are the staff is still planning on 22-25 at this point.  Numbers for each position are just my guess right now based on need and current roster.  We'll get a better idea what the staff is looking for in the coming months.

 

 

The staff isn't messing around with guys that aren't producing, 22-25 seems like an awful lot for a Senior class that is currently at 16.  Maybe there will actually be some early draft entries next year.

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Also, I hadn't put together that we're in pretty decent shape with some legit DTs in this class.  Might be why they aren't quite as worried about getting a HS DT in the 2019 class.

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On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 12:24 PM, Mavric said:

Also, I hadn't put together that we're in pretty decent shape with some legit DTs in this class.  Might be why they aren't quite as worried about getting a HS DT in the 2019 class.

Staff probably feels confident we get Hutmacher. It would be nice if we could flip Jones the Bama commit, too.

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