Nebraska may be three-quarters of the way full with commitments in the class of 2015. Over the summer the Huskers hosted a number of 2015 and 2016 recruits. It’s time to start talking about how this class could end up.
BigRedReport.com 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.
Defensive Back: (3-4)
The Huskers have one of the best groups of committed defensive backs in 2015 already with Anderson, Lee and Williams. All three of the commits are physical and also have a way to roll from position to position in the secondary. It’s a value that Nebraska has to appreciate when it comes to assessing talent.
First in line:One of the more bizarre recruiting stories of the recruiting cycle has been the commitment, non-commitment and basically not acknowledging that he even visited Lincoln by Hunter Dale from River Ridge (La.) John Curtis. Nebraska still seems to be interested in adding Dale to the class after mailing him an official offer letter which Dale posted on Twitter. The Huskers recently offered junior college cornerback Justin Martin from Miami (Okla.) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Martin is a long cornerback and Nebraska has really stepped up their interest in Martin since offering. Will Sunderland from Oklahoma City (Okla.) Midwest City is a very interesting name to throw out there, but Sunderland is clearly taking a wait and see approach with the Huskers and their success this season.
Who could follow:Michael Jackson from Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park has had an offer from the Huskers since early last summer. Jackson is a player that Nebraska has been on his list, but according to some Scout.com analysts is likely a player that is waiting on and will likely get SEC attention as the season goes on. Don’t rule out the Huskers here though. Nebraska definitely has some reach into the area with Charlton Warren recruiting. A.J. Smiley is Jackson’s teammate. He has been claiming a Nebraska offer to only go along with an offer from Troy. Both Jackson and Smiley are long and athletic.
Looking to next year:
There have been a number of offers extended to 2016 players at both the cornerback and the safety position. First the cornerbacks with Kristian Fulton from Metatrie (La.) Archbishop Rummel who is the No. 1 cornerback in the nation and the Huskers have also offered No. 2 Jared Mayden from Sachse (Texas). Nebraska has also offered John Broussard from Phenix City (Ala.), Saivion Smith from Bradenton (Flor.) IMG Academy, Chad Clay from Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge and C.J. Morgan from Bossier City (La.) Parkway. At safety the Huskers have also offered the No. 1 and No. 2 players at the position. No. 1 is Brandon Jones from Nacogdoches (Texas) and No. 2 is Deontay Anderson from Manvel (Texas). The Huskers have also offered Brittain Brown from Canton (Ga.) Cherokee. No players in the 500-mile radius and none in the Big Ten footprint. I would put most of the players that Nebraska has offered in an area friendly to Coach Charlton.