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DT Jamar Sekona [USC Commit]

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I agree with Frost that we need to recruit wherever the best players are that will fit our system and want to be Huskers.   Both those requirements are critical.  

 

California has not been as fruitful for NU as other places east of the rockies.   I would suggest that distance and travel challenges for players and their families are a big part of the problem.

I don't think we 'need' to recruit the west coast to find plenty of talent but there is no reason not to recruit out there UNLESS the recruiting time and resources become spread too thin.   The coaches spend huge amounts of time and money traveling, etc. so it only makes sense to focus or concentrate on geographic regions where they get the most bang for the buck.   If you just stay east of the Rockies, you would still have literally thousands of excellent prospects to select from.

 

However, we've had some good players from all over the country over the years.   I would suspect the biggest single factor in having success in recruiting players from one or another region directly correlates to the relationships between coaches and the particular schools, coaches,  families, etc.   I would be shocked if one doesn't find that it is not so much the where but the who of the matter.   

 

They need to really focus on the legacy recruits and utilize any and all possible family ties, coaching connections, etc.   No doubt they are trying everything possible.   I am sure they are leaving no stone unturned - their jobs and futures depend on it.   

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5 hours ago, BigRedN said:

 

I don't recall ever "locking down" St. Louis personally.  It's seem to be an tOSU stompin' ground the past 15 years more so than a :bigredn: area.  Was it really ours ever?  What players have come from there for us?

I never said we had. You said we need the best kids in the Midwest. To do that Nebraska would have to get more talent from kc and st Louis.

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Maybe we will sneak back into the picture by seasons end. Still, my gathering here, the kid was not willing to leave the state. Let's see what happens from here. 

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3 hours ago, Ziebol said:

Well add him to the growing mountain of swing and misses.

I don’t have a crystal ball (pun intended) but I think we’ll be fine.  

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3 hours ago, Ziebol said:

Well add him to the growing mountain of swing and misses.

I don’t have a crystal ball (pun intended) but I think we’ll be fine.  

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The way his recruitment went, the odds weren't in our favor. If all it took was USC making their offer commitable. Yes it was a miss but some of this was out of the staff's control.

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On 7/29/2019 at 7:46 PM, Vince R. said:

If that is the deciding factor, start worrying. Jahkeem is not coming to Nebraska. 

Alright alright, I am surprised but happy nonetheless that I was wrong. 

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According to Greg Smith, Nebraska is still recruiting him, and he pointed out that the USC commit hasn’t taken his official visit to Lincoln. Also the coaches are still recruiting Reed, the Wisconsin commit. While he had officially visited Nebraska, both his parents have not been to Lincoln. As Greg Smith pointed out, it will be difficult to get them to Lincoln on “their own dime” but not impossible. 

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