Nebraska is set for their second official visitor weekend of the 2015 season when they take South Alabama on Saturday.
Head coach Mike Riley and crew hosted three prospects last weekend when the Huskers took on BYU.
“It’s great to be able to start having visitors in here on official visits and it’s a great place,” said Riley, when asked about the first weekend recruiting wise. “I think one of the key factors in guys deciding on what they’re going to do is visiting Nebraska. These visits for our program right now are very important. I think it went well.
The challenging part for any staff is to balance time between preparing for an actual game and hosting an official visitor.
“It’s always an issue with how you handle that from our viewpoint because you've got a game to coach and you've got a team to be with, and then you’ve got some guys that can impact your future teams here, so you’ve just got to have it well-scheduled out,” said Riley. “We’ve got a lot of good help here that will help take care of families and kids when they’re in on visits when we cannot be with them.”
Who will be in town on Nebraska’s Dime:
The three-star linebacker is currently committed to Nebraska, but the goal here by the coaching staff will be to try to lock up the senior from taking more visits in the future. Last week, Alexander reported he wanted to take officials to Pitt and Virginia Tech.
When the Huskers landed the New Jersey product, he was considered to be the No. 1 linebacker prospect on Trent Bray's board - a vital piece to Nebraska's 2015 recruiting class.
Big Red Report likes Alexander because of his versatility. The senior has the build to possibly play a hybrid role later in his career.
One of the hottest players in the country, the Boise State commitment has 11 touchdowns through his first two games, going over 450+ yards in the process.
"I don't know much about Nebraska, but I do know coach Keith Williams is one of the best wide receiver coaches in America," said Grim. "I just want to get to know the coaches, see the offense in person, and see how I would fit in their offense."
Grim will also take a visit to Boise State in the first week of October. It wouldn't be shocking to see the California prep pick up more offers in the coming weeks.
A three-star prospect, Burrell is one of the top prospects on the board for Nebraska. A projected safety at the next level, Burrell has great closing speed and could be a potential corner.
The Maryland prospect has offers from schools like Duke, Boston College, Rutgers and Wisconsin among others.
“I’m pumped,” said Burrell in a text message to Scout.
A Texas Tech commitment, Coleman told Scout.com in August he would be visiting Nebraska for the South Alabama game. At this point, we have yet to confirm with the senior he will be in town, but according to Big Red Report sources, he will be in Lincoln.
Coleman has a double-digit offer list, with schools like Texas Tech, California, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Arizona State, Boise State, TCU, Texas, Washington and more.
Coleman committed to the Red Raiders in March.