Recruits to watch during the All-Star season

A look at the Nebraska prospects to watch during All-Star season.

The high school All-Star festivities are getting underway and multiple Nebraska prospects/commits participating.

First up will be the Under Armour All-American Bowl on Jan. 2. The game features one Nebraska commitment and two targets.

OL.) Boe Wilson – The Lee’s Summit West high school (MO) offensive lineman is the only center listed on the Team Armour offensive roster. A Nebraska commit, Wilson won a fan vote to get the last spot in the game.

DB.) Lamar Jackson – A Franklin high school (CA) defensive back, Jackson visited Nebraska during the Huskers’ matchup with Michigan State. He was one of the coaching staff’s highest priorities with the coaching staff on the road. His family is fond of head coach Mike Riley and Jackson visited the Huskers’ bowl practice last week during bowl practices. Nebraska 

OT.) Jauan Williams – The four-star prospect had a solid in-home with offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh in December and might visit Nebraska in January. It appears Oklahoma and Florida State are in the lead at the moment, but visits can change things.


The day after the Under Armour Bowl airs on ESPN2, Nebraska fans will be able to check out a couple prospects on FOXSports One during the Semper Fi All-American Bowl.

WR.) J.D. Spielman – The Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year did it all for Eden Prairie high school, playing both sides of the football. Spielman has a solid offer list, but didn’t get much pub during the season due to playing football in the North Star State. This will be an opportunity to impress scouts in person.

ATH.) JoJo Domann – The Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year won’t play in the contest after injuring his knee late in the season. The Husker commit won’t be cleared for contact until April.

DL.) Amir Watts – The Illinois defensive lineman has seen a boost in his recruitment over the last few months. We think the Huskers will land Watts. They are the biggest team in his recruitment at this point and they get the last official visit on the last recruiting weekend.

WR.) Isaiah Simmons – Recently Nebraska told the Kansas prospect he could play on the offensive side of the football. Most schools are looking at Simmons as a defensive back. Nebraska is going to get one of the last visits, if not the last. The longer his recruitment plays out, the better I think the Huskers’ chances are to land him. 

On Jan. 9 three more Nebraska recruits will participate in the Army All-American Bowl on NBC.

OL.) John Raridon – The four-star offensive lineman from Valley high school (IA) will try to use the week to impress scout enough to earn a fifth-star. Currently he’s the nation’s No. 2 offensive guard and No. 40 overall prospect.

OL.) Matt Farniok – One of the Huskers’ biggest targets, Farniok has visited Lincoln 5+ times. A South Dakota prep, it’s going to be Nebraska or Iowa in our opinion. Yes, he will take official visits to Michigan State and Florida State, but he’s likely to stay close.

LB.) Jaleel Laguins – After picking Georgia over Nebraska, Laguins seemed to be open to other possibilities when Mark Richt headed to Miami. Laguins has more scheduled visits in January, so it seems like Nebraska’s chances have faded, but they remain slim.

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