National Signing Day is less than two weeks away and Big Red Report provides our projections as to how we believe the Nebraska class rounds out.
Over the next 12 days, we will update this lift after coaching visits and official visits.
2015 Mock Class 2.0
Already N: None
Will be N: None
Note: Sources have told Big Red Report no quarterback will be in the equation for this class unless it's a "top-end" stud. Judging by the recruiting board, we aren't seeing a player. Nebraska already has five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Look for new Nebraska offensive coordinator to have a lot to sell a prospect in next year's class. A high-profile quarterback might like the idea of being Langdorf’s first recruit at the signal-caller spot. A spot a first-year player could compete for if someone like Tommy Armstrong doesn’t produce quality results this fall.
Already N: Devine Ozigbo
Will be N: Finished
Already N: Stanley Morgan
Will be N: Lavan Alston
Note: Getting the last official visit is always crucial for teams – the memory of their program is fresh in the recruits mind. If Nebraska can keep Alston from committing before next weekend, look for them to land the four-star wide receiver. He recently told Scout.com. “They have Coach Mike Riley over there, who recruited me from Oregon State to Nebraska. He's a great coach, great experience, bigger program, bigger fan base, better caliber players than Oregon State. Also he's bringing a receivers coach that's pretty good as well, that has a good resume. They just brought him in, Coach Keith Williams. Their offensive coordinator (Danny Langsdorf) is from the New York Giants, and coached Eli Manning so there's a lot of offensive talent on that side.”
Already N: Matt Snyder
Will be N: Finished
Note: While a good portion of the Nebraska fan base just assumes the California product will switch to Michigan this weekend on his official visit, Big Red Report thinks it would take a lot for the Wolverines to flip Matt Snyder. His relationship with Coach Riley, which dates back to Oregon State, is very strong.
Will be N: Darrin Paulo
Note: Paulo can be a tough one to get a hold of, but his relationship with the staff at Nebraska is undeniable. "Nebraska, I actually love the staff up there so that’s definitely something that’s a plus. We had a great talk," Paulo told eDuck, part of the Scout.com network. The California product will visit next week – his last official visit. See Alston above.
Will be N: Emmanuel Olenga
Note: Neal has established a solid connection with multiple players in the Huskers' class this past fall. Just this week, he was hanging out with Nebraska offensive line commit Michael Decker. Neal was quoted on Monday saying, “I just have to see the details and see where I fit best." The Huskers' new staff will try to convince him that's just 45 mimes to the west this weekend.
When it comes to Olenga, it's our biggest leap. He hasn't scheduled an official yet, but the ECU commit is sorting things out and could possibly visit this next weekend. If he visits, he ends up being in the class.
Will be N: Terez Hall
Note: Hall is really gaining some momentum coming into the last two official visit weekends leading up to signing day. The final two dates are set and Hall says that he's really open. He did specifically say that he thought the Nebraska offer was standing out a bit."Nebraska is probably the biggest offer I have now. I am really looking forward to that visit."
Will be N: Willie Sykes
Note: Sykes committed to Washington State over the weekend - apparently he saw enough to become a Cougar. We think he sees enough this weekend to be a Husker this weekend on his official visit to Lincoln. The 6-foot, 180-pound Sykes was a late bloomer, not pulling his BCS offers until late into his senior season. Now he’s sporting offers from Purdue, Minnesota, and Utah to go along with a few other D-1 scholarship nods.