Notebook: Nebraska turns up recruiting

The dead period is almost over and the Nebraska coaches seem eager to hit the road.

The dead period is nearly finished and the news on the Nebraska recruiting front is heating up.

On Monday, with Cornhuskers made a surprise offer to Spring high school (Texas) 2015 defensive back Willie Sykes. A previous offeree by Riley and crew while at Oregon State, Sykes’ offer list consists of schools such as Purdue, Minnesota, and Washington State. It appears the Cougars are the favorites as of now, according to BRR’s Bryan Munson.

”I will know Thursday if I’m going to visit Nebraska this month” Sykes told Big Red Report.

Sykes has already visited Purdue and Minnesota. He plans to visit Washington State this weekend.

A late push in Texas?

After landing a running back commitment from the Lone Star state on Friday and making a new offer on Monday to a defensive back, it appears the Nebraska coaching staff is making a late run on recruits in the state of Texas.

One of their biggest targets could be Hebron high school linebacker Angelo Garbutt. The senior was committed to Oregon State, but decommitted this past weekend after receiving an offer from Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa recently.

As’s Gabe Brooks writes, look for Coach Riley and the Huskers to be a major factor going forward with their previous relationship when it comes to Garbutt.

Recently, the linebacker was featured in’s Spotlight series.

Georgia linebacker to visit

Nebraska already has two linebackers committed, but don’t be surprised if they try to add two to three more before National Signing Day.

Over the weekend, an offer was extended to King high school (GA) outside linebacker Terez Hall. The senior is 6-foot-3 and 205-pounds, featuring offers from Missouri, Cincinnati, and Indiana.

Hall will look to visit the Hoosiers and Tigers over the next two weeks, but will give the Huskers his last official visit on Jan. 30.

”I look forward to seeing the facilities and meeting the coaches,” said Hall in a text to

Harvey's Donuts:

* As we construct this, Nebraska defensive commitment Reuben Jones tweeted he received an offer from Michigan. Corey Bender, recruiting analyst in Florida, says Jones is undecided if he will take a visit. Here is the latest....

* Nebraska commits Michael Decker (OL) and Carlos Davis (DT) made the All-Midlands team on Monday.

* The contact period opens back up on Thursday and while we are still trying to figure out where the coaches will be, it's almost a given new offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh will be in Oklahoma visiting All-American lineman Jalin Barnett.

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