At a glance: Week 1 official visitors

Every home game weekend, Big Red Report is going to give a glance at who will be in town as official visitors over the weekend.

Every season, the home opener in Lincoln is a special weekend. It's anticipated for months and provides a unique environment for the visitors. Who will be in town this weekend?

Nebraska Official Visitors for September 1st - Southern Miss
2013 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: RB Pos Rank: No. 26 Pos Rating:

Glassboro (N.J.)

HT: 5-foot-11 WT: 200

The story of Corey Clement visiting Nebraska is at least an interesting one. Earlier in the week, Glassboro Head Coach Mark Maccarone, couldn't confirm a Nebraska visit, but did confirm Clement would take visits. Clement is a Pittsburgh commitment and was at least going to visit Notre Dame and Wisconsin to go along with Pitt, but Nebraska slides in to get one of the remaining two visits. I really like Clement on film. He reminds me a little of Rex Burkhead because there isn't a lot of flash, but very efficient. Gets North-South quickly and gets yards. Clement has nice hands and can pass block which increases his value to the next level. Not a great chance of Nebraska landing Clement this weekend, but getting a visit is a huge victory with Clement. As a junior, Clement carried 249 times for 2,510 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also registered 48 tackles and an interception on defense.


 
2013 Scout.com HS Football Rankings (full list):
Pos: DT Pos Rank: No. 73 Pos Rating:

Loxahatchee (Flor.) Seminole Ridge

HT: 6-foot-3 WT: 275

What's kind of crazy about Shortridge to me is that he has an excellent arsenal of individual pass rush moves, but rarely really needs to use them. Shortridge is so explosive off of the football that on the snap of the ball he's got his head and shoulders across the line of scrimmage and he is heading up field. Shortridge is the kind of player that I could see being an absolute terror as a three-technique attacking a single gap or I could also see him playing some five-technique in an odd or even man front. Shortridge committed early in the process to Wake Forest, but backed off of that commitment in order to take some trips. Nebraska gets him first and this would be a perfect fit to go along with players currently in the class for Nebraska. There are little to no expectations that Shortridge commits this weekend, but like Clement getting a visit is winning a battle in itself. Shortridge is holding around 25 offers total.
 

Other notes about the weekend

This season is going to be interesting when it comes to unofficial visitors. I expect two to be constants; Christian Lacouture and Josh Banderas. Both over at Lincoln (Nebr.) Southwest can just show up on campus whenever. Then you also have a player like Zach Hannon from Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst who is literally two and a half hours down the road.

Big Red Report has also confirmed Lincoln Southeast 2014 offensive lineman D.J. Foster will be in attendance on Saturday, but not as a visitor. He will be using his brother Trey's (freshman), tickets.


Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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