Nebraska’s LB ‘wish list’

Following two Big Red Weekends, summer camps and a number of official visitors to Lincoln recently it’s time to cover the wish list at tight end for Nebraska.

Nebraska may be three-quarters of the way full with commitments in the class of 2015. Over the past two weeks the Huskers hosted a number of 2015 and 2016 recruits. It’s time to start talking about how this class could end up. is going to take a look at the 2015 class and the remaining prospects to pay attention to at every position. Behind the position is the projected number of players Nebraska is expected to take at the position.

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This is the toughest position to look at and say who Nebraska is in real consideration to land. I thought that Nebraska had a real shot with Andre Smith until he committed to North Carolina. Nebraska got in late on a guy like Troy Henderson, the night before he was going to announce his commitment, and their offer got him to postpone his commitment for a week (is all). The only real name to throw out has gone silent in the last couple of months. Cameron Townsend from Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point was in Lincoln for a visit to see the Huskers’ spring game. He left impressed, but he holds offers from Texas, OU, USC and on and on. The four-star linebacker will be an incredibly difficult pull. And there are others to list here like D.J. Beavers who has family ties to Nebraska, but he’s simply not a very realistic target. Then there is a guy like Cassius Peat and it’s a name to throw out because of the family, but again it’s not a great chance guy.

First in line:Here’s a name to pay attention to: Bo Wallace. Wallace, a great athlete, could be exactly what the doctor ordered as far as the position in the class goes. Great upside with a frame that you could stack the weight on. Wallace is from a high school that Nebraska has ties to, River Ridge (La.) John Curtis, and the Huskers are after his team mate who will be in Lincoln later this week, Hunter Dale.

Who could follow: Personally, after the reports that DeAndre Wills had left the team it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to hear that Nebraska comes out in September or October and offers some 3-4 OLBs that could put their hand in the dirt and also could walk up and play in a two point stance. There is definitely a need and the Huskers can sell the production based on what Randy Gregory will do this season for the Blackshirts.

Looking to next year:

There are only two, known offers out to linebackers for the class of 2016. The first is Devin White from Springhill (La.) North Webster. He’s the No. 6 MLB in the nation in the 2016 rankings who camped at Nebraska as well as stuck around for a Big Red Weekend. White may be a running back prospect though as well. He’s incredibly well put together and has some ties to Nebraska (related to former Husker Vershawn Jackson). The other is Emanuel Bridges from Newnan (Ga.). Bridges is holding some big-time offers and is rated the No. 16 OLB in the nation in the 2016 rankings.

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