The visitor breakdown

Nebraska is upping the ante quite a bit this weekend. Last week Nebraska only hosted one official visitor. Up until yesterday the Huskers were only hosting two this weekend. Nebraska has added another two to the list making this a big recruiting weekend in Lincoln.

Nebraska takes on Southern Miss tonight in Lincoln and in attendance are some pretty important visitors. In just the past 24 hours or so big news was breaking that the quantity of official visitors for the Huskers was doubling. These are the official visitors that we know are in Lincoln.

Official visitors:

Quinton Flowers, QB/ATH, 6-foot-0/210-pounds, Miami (Flor.) Jackson
Flowers wants a shot at quarterback wherever he goes even though he's seen by many as just a pure athlete. actually rates Flowers as a wide receiver and as a very good one as well. Flowers is a four-star recruit and the No. 16 wide receiver nationally.

Flowers could be a wide receiver at the next level. He plays quarterback though for Jackson High School and wants his shot at the position. Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck has told Flowers that he will get his shot at the position. Nebraska has had that flexibility coming into the year to take just one quarterback or two. You wouldn't expect that both guys taken are exactly the same though.

But consider the quarterback commitment that Nebraska has. The luxury of maybe taking another guy might have turned to a necessity with the last concussion to Zack Darlington. It definitely seems that Zack is on the way to recovery and only time will tell. Nebraska in the meantime will host what may be one of the best dual-threat and top athletes in the nation today with Flowers in town.

Erik Brown, WR, 6-foot-1/175-pounds, Fontana (Calif.) Summit
Nebraska is hosting, by the rankings, the No. 16 and No. 17 wide receivers in the nation. While Flowers is being looked at to play another position Brown is most definitely a wide receiver. The four-star prospect is also a Washington commitment that has been talking about taking visits for weeks.

Initially, Notre Dame was going to get the first crack at hosting Brown in October with Nebraska initially set to host Brown in November. That visit was moved up to this weekend, confirmed by his 7-on-7 coach last night, and this might be a great weekend to get him into town. Nebraska offensively looked "good" against Wyoming, but there is only one more week to tune-up for UCLA. Expect some new things tonight.

Brown will also see Tim Beck's vision when it comes to an offense. Tempo. Playmakers. It's the type of offense that a wide receiver would dream about when it comes to getting a lot of opportunities to make plays and being part of an offense that is capable of scoring a lot of points. Besides Nebraska and Notre Dame, Brown doesn't have any other official visits set up.

Madre London, RB, 6-foot-1/200-pounds, Fort Lauderdale (Flor.) St. Thomas Aquinas
Nebraska already has a running back commitment in the class with Lorenzo Stewart. Stewart looks a lot like Terrell Newby did last year and London could be the Adam Taylor compliment to Stewart in this year's class potentially. When you see London you see a big back, but what you won't miss when you see him running the football is how well he moves for a big runner.

Watch's London's film and you will agree that London would be a tremendous fit in the Nebraska offense. He already works out of a read-option offense, runs a lot of stretch plays and as a running back at Aquinas he's asked to do just about everything possible which is what will be expected in Lincoln. London is going to see a trio of runners today that will have him thinking about the possibilities of what he could bring to the team.

Yes, Nebraska is deep at the running back position. When you see how Nebraska involves their running backs though there are chances to get touches under Tim Beck's offense in a variety of different ways. It's going to be one of the most appealing things that London sees; the creativity of Nebraska's offense. The Huskers get the first of four scheduled visits for London over the next six weekends.

Josh Kalu, DB, 6-foot-2/180-pounds, Houston (Texas) Taylor
If Nebraska fans are wondering which out of the four official visitors are the most likely to commit this weekend then you need to pay attention to Kalu. Nebraska is young on defense overall, but at the cornerback spots Nebraska will be losing a number of their top players to graduation. That picture will be painted clearly to Kalu this weekend.

Kalu is listed as a safety by, rated a three-star recruit and rated as the No. 118 safety overall, but Nebraska likes Kalu as a nickel. And when you see some film on Kalu you can see a comparison physically to a player like Ciante Evans with maybe some additional athleticism. What you also have to like, and it's something that Nebraska has been trying to address in this class, is the need to bring in some players that can do returns. Kalu can most definitely help out.

The reason why you might need to pay attention to Kalu this weekend and a possible commit is because Nebraska is the first official visit and there are no others even scheduled. Kalu was also trying to get up to Lincoln in June for Big Red Weekend, but his transportation had fallen through. There is definitely an attraction here for Kalu, recently named Nebraska as one of his final five, and this weekend might be enough for him to pull the trigger.

Expected unofficial visitors:

Peyton Newell, DT, 6-foot-3/280-pounds, Hiawatha (Kans.)
D.J. Foster, OL, 6-foot-3/314-pounds, Lincoln (Nebr.) Southeast
Luke Gifford, DB, 6-foot-3/195-pounds, Lincoln (Nebr.) Southeast

There may be additional unofficial visitors that we will work to confirm before the game. As the unofficial visitors are confirmed they will be added to the visitors list for this weekend. Stay tuned to for all of the latest recruiting news!

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 11 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 13 years.
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