Nebraska recruiting: Huskers commit Mario Goodrich, IMG target Andre Cisco enjoy official visits


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Mario Goodrich still committed to Nebraska

Nearly all of Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class and plenty of high-priority prospects made their way to the Huskers’ prime-time matchup against Wisconsin on Oct. 7. But one of those commits, 4-star athlete Mario Goodrich, was not present that weekend.

Goodrich took his official visit to Lincoln, Neb., last weekend during Nebraska’s 31-24 loss to Northwestern. He made the trip with his parents and a cousin. For Goodrich, who had visited for a home game last season, and attended the spring game and Friday Night Lights this season, there’s always something special about being in town for a game weekend.

“The hospitality was good and, I don’t know, it’s just always different from just staying on a campus, going to a game, and coming back home,” Goodrich told Mike Matya of “You really get to like and to know the people, and to know the team, and you get to ask all the questions that you need to know about the coaches and just how everything works out in their system.”

Goodrich would have liked to see the Huskers win, but was encouraged by the fans and the atmosphere.

“The Nebraska fans are still going to be the same and the crowd was into it,” Goodrich said. “I can definitely see myself still going there.”

That’s good news for Nebraska fans. Goodrich is the No. 10 athlete in the country, according to the 247Sports composite, and the fifth-ranked player in Missouri. The Cornhuskers have clearly made recruiting the Kansas City area a priority within their 500-mile radius, and Goodrich would be a big get for the program from that area.

Goodrich did it all for Lee’s Summit West High School this season. On offense, he played receiver and running back. He was a force in the return game and on defense. Goodrich finished the season with 1 rushing touchdown, 16 catches for 247 yards and 1 receiving touchdown, 232 total return yards, 49 total tackles (25 solo), 15 passes defended and 1 interception, according to MaxPreps. Those numbers were enough for him to earn co-Defensive Player of the Year honors in his conference.

Check out his senior-season film below.

The Huskers coaching staff informed Goodrich that he would play cornerback at collegiate level. They also let him know he will be among many other young defenders vying for playing time right away.

“They just know that they’ve got a lot of young players and they’ve only got like two seniors leaving from the defense,” Goodrich said. “So everyone is going to be back next year and they know that they’ve got help coming in and they are going to be better next year.

“They told me I would be playing boundary corner and then they would move Lamar [Jackson] to the field corner,” Goodrich added. “The boundary corner gets most of the run support and they like how I can come up and make a tackle.”

Jackson was Goodrich’s host during the weekend.

Goodrich told Rivals that he is still considering taking official visits to a pair of SEC schools: Georgia and Ole Miss.

Andre Cisco gives official visit a ‘9’

One IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) commit out, another one in?

That’s cornerbacks coach Donte Williams’ goal in the recruitment of IMG safety Andre Cisco, who is Brendan Radley-Hiles’ teammate at the prep school. Radley-Hiles was Nebraska’s top recruit in this class until he de-committed last week. The Huskers have now turned their attention to Cisco by hosting him for an official visit.

“The visit was really great,” Cisco told Bryan Munson of “I would give the visit a 9. I would say what was the best was coach Donte Williams and how real he is. He’s a guy that talks the talk and walks the walk. He puts on the cleats and the gloves and gets out there with the players.”

One of the reasons the visit wasn’t a perfect 10, Cisco said, is that the Huskers could not pull out an overtime victory.

At 6-foot, 186 pounds, the Cornhuskers see Cisco as a free safety, but are open to moving him around the defense.

“It’s a team that still has some of Bo Pelini’s players at some spots and they are really young where Mike Riley is bringing in his players,” Cisco said. “They definitely have something coming together there.”

During his visit, Cisco said he hung out with 4-star wide receiver commit Joshua Moore, who was in town on an unofficial visit. The two became close this spring when Moore attended IMG.

Cisco talked up his relationship with Williams to Land of 10 a few weeks ago. At the time, Cisco’s senior-season tape gained him a handful of offers: Nebraska, Vanderbilt, Illinois and Syracuse all offered him during October. Cisco plans on enrolling early in college so this process will go at a rapid pace in the next few weeks.

The week before his Nebraska visit, Illinois hosted Cisco for an official visit. He will also check out Vanderbilt a couple of times in November, then head to Syracuse for an official visit on Dec. 3. Cisco has attended IMG for the last two years, but is from New York.

“I am still dissecting everything,” Cisco said.

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