Nebraska football recruiting: Updates on Huskers’ next class


As one of the thinnest recruiting classes currently in the Big Ten, Nebraska’s 2018 class has stagnated over the last several weeks. Of course, there are extenuating circumstances regarding the future of the coaching staff. Recruits are taking a wait-and-see approach regarding any future commitments to Nebraska.

So for now, there is not too much going on in the Nebraska recruiting world. Presently, the Cornhuskers hold 10 verbal commitments from 3- and 4-star prospects. Right now, this class is clearly built on quality over quantity. But until athletic director Bill Moos decides the fate of Mike Riley and the rest of the staff, the number of recruits is unlikely to grow. However, the staff remains hard at work to grow the 2018 class.

Here’s a look at where things currently stand in Huskers recruiting.

Where the Nebraska recruiting class ranks

Nebraska’s standing in the Big Ten — and in the nation overall — has diminished considerably over the last couple of weeks. As of Thursday, the Cornhuskers have the No. 12-ranked recruiting class in the Big Ten, according to 247Sports. The crop of prospects is also ranked No. 52 nationally.

Latest news for Nebraska recruiting

Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles’ de-commitment from Nebraska hit the Cornhuskers hard last week. He would have been the highest-ranked recruit in the decade. Since then, we’ve broken down what it means for the Huskers and how they can overcome it.

The latest player to join the 2018 group was David Alston, who announced his commitment Oct. 6.

Nebraska had several high-profile recruits in Lincoln over the weekend. Here’s how they reacted to their official visits.

The Huskers are in the mix for 3-star safety Dallas Craddieth. He broke down his recruitment to Land of 10 earlier this week.

Nebraska also made the top 3 for 5-star 2019 prospect Owen Pappoe. We caught up with him last week.

Offers by the numbers:

  • Reported offers: 193
  • 5-star offers: 19
  • 4-star offers: 109
  • In-state recruits offered: 2
  • California recruits offered: 34
  • Texas recruits offered: 34
  • Florida recruits offered: 28
  • Missouri recruits offered: 9

Nebraska recruiting class: 2018 commits

WR Joshua Moore, 4 stars, Yoakum (Texas)

CB Chase Williams, 4 stars, Eleanor Roosevelt (Corona, Calif.)

TE Cameron Jurgens 4 stars, Beatrice (Neb.)

ATH Mario Goodrich, 4 stars, Lee’s Summit West (Lee’s Summit, Mo.)

WR Cameron Brown, 4 stars, Christian Brothers College (St. Louis.)

DE Tate Wildeman, 3 stars, Legend (Parker, Colo.)

DE David Alston, 3 stars, Woodbury (St. Paul, Minn.)

DT Masry Mapieu, 3 stars, York (Neb.)

Will Farniok, 3 stars, Washington (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Barret Pickering, 2 stars, Hoover (Ala.)


Top uncommitted Nebraska football targets

Micah Parsons, 5 stars, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Micah Parsons is the No. 5 player in the 2018 class and No. 1 weakside defensive end. Parsons originally committed to Penn State earlier this year but backed out a few months later. The Nittany Lions are still in the running for him, as is Ohio State, with Nebraska right behind them. Last week, he admitted the uncertainty surrounding the future of the coaching staff at Nebraska made him “iffy.” He visited Nebraska for the Friday Night Lights Camp and took his official visit for the Wisconsin game. He took an official visit to Oklahoma last weekend and also announced this week he will commit on Dec. 20 during the early signing period.

DB Christian Tutt, 4 stars, Thomson, Ga.

Christian Tutt is the No. 24 cornerback in the 2018 class and No. 23 player from Georgia. Tutt visited for Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights camp and is scheduled to come back to Lincoln for an official visit this fall. The 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions favor the Huskers. Last week, Donte Williams checked in with Tutt in his hometown during the Huskers’ bye week. Tutt’s arrival in the 2018 class is all the more important due to Radley-Hiles’ de-commitment.

WR Isaah Crocker, 4 stars, Sacramento, Calif. 

The Cornhuskers are in the lead for Isaah Crocker, the No. 33 wide receiver in the 2018 class and No. 165 overall, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Crocker would be the third receiver commit in this class, joining Moore and Brown. A trio of 4-star receivers for Nebraska would be quite the haul, especially for a smaller class. It would also give the Huskers some insurance if one of the other two current verbal commits backed off. Crocker recently divulged that the Cornhuskers are in the lead for him.

RB Jeremy Banks, 3 stars, Cordova, Tenn.

With no running back in this class and room for a younger back with a chance for significant playing time on the roster, Banks fits in nicely for the Huskers. A large frame of 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds means he will project as a power back, and he has a running style that would conform naturally into the Big Ten. Banks seemed to enjoy his official visit so much that he hopes to return for an unofficial visit before making his decision.

Nebraska commitments position breakdown

Here’s a breakdown of the number of commitments at each position.

WR: 2 (Moore, Brown)
CB: 1 (Williams)
OL: 1 (Farniok)
TE: 1 (Jurgens)
WDE: 2  (Wildeman, Alston)
DT: 1 (Mapieu)
ATH: 1 (Goodrich)
K: 1 (Pickering)

Geographical breakdown of Nebraska football commits

Here is a breakdown of Nebraska’s 2018 commits by state.

TX: 1
CA: 1
MO: 2
NE: 2
SD: 1
MN: 1
CO: 1
AL: 1

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