This is the last home game for Nebraska this season. It’s an 11:00 start which more often than not causes issues with recruits trying to get into Nebraska if they can’t fly in the day before. Now though it’s late enough in the season that the recruits’ seasons have ended and Nebraska will try and land recruits for some of the last remaining spots in the 2015 class.
Brian Cole, S/LB, 6-foot-2/210-pounds, Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage - Cole is intriguing. The Michigan commit is looking around – likely based around the uncertainty with the Wolverines coaching staff – and Nebraska is one of the schools that will get an official visit. Although rated as a wide receiver by Scout.com; Cole likely projects to play on the defensive side of the ball as a recruit by Nebraska. You miss the size and how well put together that Cole is already. This could be an incredible addition to the recruiting class if they could land Cole.
Mirko Jurkovic, OL, 6-foot-5/260-pounds, Bradenton (Flor.) IMG Academy - Jurkovic was a BIG get for Nebraska choosing the Huskers over Ohio State and others. I was asked recently on the radio which player has impressed me the most and I chose Jurkovic. Consider just these two things. One, last year Jurkovic was playing football in Indiana. Good competition. Not IMG Academy competition though. Two, last year Jurkovic was playing right guard only to move to tackle at IMG and that’s when the offers starting flying at Jurkovic.
Cameron Stewart, WR, 6-foot-3.5/190-pounds, Snellville (Ga.) Shiloh - Stewart is a tremendous receiver. He really jumps off the tape when you sit back and watch it. Stewart has a great frame and his size is what Nebraska is missing in the class when it comes to the receivers. Yes, he is still listed as a UCF commit in his profile, but from inside sources there is very little chance that Stewart ends up at UCF with new teams entering the picture. The size is there to play the X, but the athleticism, shiftiness and vision is there to play the Z.
Jared Pinkney, WR, 6-foot-5/190-pounds, Norcross (Ga.) - Nebraska fans recognize the high school “Norcross” because that’s where A.J. Bush was last year and Bush with Pinkney won the state title last year. Pinkney is another big-bodied receiver that as stated before is missing in the current class for Nebraska. Pinkney has some nice offers, but the ace in the hole is Bush for Nebraska. There is a pretty decent chance that the Huskers get a commit from Pinkney this weekend and that would be a huge pickup.
Jaevon Walton, LB, 6-foot-0/225-pounds, New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr- The 2014 signee came to Lincoln in June and went back home with little explanation and was not expected to show up for the fall semester, but has come out on social media and said that he will be back in Lincoln for the spring. Walton might have, and I stress might have, got a chance to get on the field this year. The Huskers had numerous injuries at the second level to contend with that might have opened up the door for a physical player like Walton.
Nebraska has some growing room in this class with the departure of D.J. Singleton and the Huskers are also under the 85 scholarship limit already. It’s entirely possible that this class for Nebraska finishes incredibly strong and already has somewhat with the recent commitment of Reuben Jones last weekend.