It could end up being the biggest weekend of the year numbers wise when the dust settles in February after National Signing Day, but it will be hard to truly rank the weekend until players from last week visit other schools to compare.
"We put a lot of chips on the table with this deal," said defensive coordinator John Papuchis after the win this past Saturday. "We knew the risk-reward when you do something like that is you better win and give the atmosphere that is fun. I'm just glad that's how it played out."
This Saturday, Nebraska opens up their Big Ten conference schedule hosting Illinois, while sporting alternate uniforms from adidas. The weekend won’t be quite as big as last, but is still star studded.
Avery Anderson - HUSKER COMMIT
Avery Anderson, S, 6-foot-1, 174-pounds, Colorado Springs (Colo.) Pine Creek
Anderson was one of the first commitments in the 2015 class for Nebraska, committing on the junior day weekend back in early February. The four-star recruit is arguably the most important part of the class for Nebraska so far. He’s already made it back to Lincoln multiple times this season to help the Huskers’ recruiting efforts. Pine Creek is 4-0 and is rated No. 5 in the state of Colorado. The Eagles play against Vista Ridge high school on Friday night. Anderson is the nation’s No. 28 safety according to Scout.com
Dedrick Young, OLB, 6-foot-1, 215-pounds, Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial
There is a need to get a physical, athletic outside linebacker in the 2015 class for the Huskers and Young has to be close to the top of Nebraska’s boards. A two-way standout for Centennial, Young could play on either side of the football at the next level. He’s a powerful runner with the football – more than one tackler is needed to bring him down – and on defense could be an every down linebacker. Centennial is .500 through four games, but are 1-0 in district play. The Coyotes play on Friday against Liberty High School. He’s looking to make a decision sometime before December.
NeKyle Lundie - HUSKER COMMIT
NeKyle Lundie, WR, 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson
This Nebraska pledge caught Husker fans off-guard with his commitment back in August, including Big Red Report. The recruiting front had gone quiet and there were questions who would commit next? Lundie is a long, physical receiver that uses his frame well, plus the additional value here is that Lundie potentially could play another position. Stephenson has started out the season 2-2 and have a bye this week returning to the field against Miller Grove next week. This is the first time Lundie will see the university and Lincoln up close and personal.
Stanley Morgan, WR, 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine
This was the last name to add to the weekend for the Huskers. Nebraska has had a strong connection to the state of Louisiana, signing six players the last three years, with a verbal commitment in running back Kendall Bussey also this year. Morgan is an explosive receiver for St. Augustine and could really see a great fit this weekend in the Nebraska offense. St. Augustine is off this week and has opened the season 2-1 with a difficult game next week against John Curtis Christian, a usual nationally ranked squad.
Aaron Williams - HUSKER COMMIT
Aaron Williams, CB, 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, Atlanta (Ga.) Carver
The commitment to getting players out of the Southeast part of the country – particularly in Georgia – has been led by Nebraska secondary coach Charlton Warren. Williams on the field is a great fit for Nebraska, with the versatility to roll to nickel from safety or vice versa. Williams is a smart player, that had to cut his teeth early in his high school career at Carver. Williams and Lundie have been friends for a long time as well and will make this official visit trip to Nebraska together. Carver is 4-1 to begin this year and have a bye this week. The Panthers will face Tri-Cities next week. According to Maxpreps.com, Williams already has 59 tackles this season, five pass deflections, and 313 all-purpose yards with a touchdown on offense.
William's junior highlights:
Unofficial Visitors rumored to be in attendance:
(Nebraska commit) Christian Gaylord, OL, 6-foot-6, 270-pounds, Baldwin City (Kans.)
(Nebraska commit) DaiShon Neal, DE, 6-foot-8, 240-pounds, Omaha (Nebr.) Central
(Nebraska commit) Kendall Bussey, RB, 5-foot-9, 190-pounds, New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman
(Nebraska commit) Michael Decker, OL, 6-foot-4, 280-pounds, Omaha (Nebr.) North
Nebraska 2016 commit) Jared Bubak, TE, 6-foot-4, 240-pounds, Lincoln (Nebr.) Christian HS
Isaiah Roby, SF, 6-foot-7, 185-pounds, Dixon (Ill.)
*** Big Red Report's Josh Harvey contributed to this report ***