With a total of 14 commitments, what are the Huskers biggest areas of need at the moment? Big Red Report examines...
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Back in May Big Red Report
projected the top five needs for the Huskers' 2013 recruiting class, with only five commitments in the class.
The needs consisted of: (2) offensive tackles, (2) tight ends, (2) quarterbacks, (2) running backs, and (3) cornerbacks.
With head coach Bo Pelini and crew expected to take a full recruiting class, it's likely 11 spots now remain, as Nebraska is now at 14 commitments.
So where are the Huskers biggest needs at the moment? Big Red Report breaks down the top five.
Departing scholarship players: None
Reported offers extended: 15
Pictured: Kenny Lacy (four-star and No. 18 OT in the country / planned official visitor)
Notable: After not landing a true offensive tackle in the 2012 class and having two projected guards locked up in 2013, Nebraska is in need of a couple future starters on the outside. It's likely Tyler Moore and Andrew Rodriguez start at the position this fall, and both have at least another year to play. Meaning Nebraska will be able to bring along a few tackles slowly. They don't want to get in a situation where they are playing young guys again.
Departing scholarship players: Antonio Bell (possible starter)
Reported offers extended: 17
Pictured: Priest Willis (five-star and No. 3 CB in the country)
Notable: Nebraska recruited multiple athletes in the 2012 class who are likely to start their career at cornerback position, but the Huskers failed to land a true high school corner in February. Pelini's defense is a challenge to understand and Nebraska loses four scholarship corners after the 2013 season. Unless the coaching staff is willing to have true freshman involved in 2014, the time is now to bring in young talent to develop. Of course all this could change if former Auburn cornerback Jonathan Rose decides to transfer to Lincoln.