The Nebraska football team will practice on Wednesday and then the coaching staff will hit the road for a little recruiting on Thursday and Friday. Nebraska coaches will spend time both in the high school and junior college ranks, trying to make up ground on a late bye in 2015. According to head coach Mike Riley, staff will leave either late Wednesday night after practice or early Thursday morning.
Currently college coaching staffs can hit the road, visit recruits' schools, talk with high school football coaches and watch practices/games, but are not allowed to have any conversation with a recruit in person.
“It’s kind of tough this late in the season, because many teams aren’t playing anymore," said Nebraska Director of Player Personnel Ryan Gunderson in an article with Scout.com last week. "Getting a good evaluation on kids is tough, but there are still some playoffs going on."
“The one good thing is we have had the whole season go by, so the list has been pared down a bit on whom we are going to go see. So there will be some guys we go check on and be seen by them. It should be a few days for each coach on the road.”
Expect the major recruiting storylines this week to come at the defensive back, defensive line and offensive tackle positions. It is the areas of most need currently for Nebraska.
Big Red Report will be working the phones, getting reaction from recruits through the weekend. We have already confirmed scheduled visits to schools with multiple recruits this week.