Nebraska Recruit Trend Meter 1.0

Big Red Report provides our projections as to how Nebraska will finish out it's 2016 recruiting class.

With the commitment of friend Tony Butler, a defensive back out of Ohio, to the University of Nebraska, it’s looking more and more like the Huskers are on solid ground with the talented four-star wide receiver. He recently cancelled a visit to Mississippi State, but still plans to visit Louisville next week – a school he was committed to last fall. It will be interesting to see if any new schools jump in the mix during the final week. If they do, Fitzpatrick has listened to all suitors at this point.

Prediction: Nebraska

Announcement: Scheduled to announce on Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m.


 

 At this point it appears Nebraska might have a small lead, but you have to ask yourself – what is Farniok waiting on? The South Dakota prep has visited Nebraska 5+ times. Lincoln is the closest school to his home. His family has a relationship with senior safety Nate Gerry. The Huskers seem like a good fit. Farniok is in Iowa City this weekend with his mother, checking out the Hawkeyes after they have put major resources into the All-American offensive tackle the last few weeks.

Prediction: Nebraska

Announcement: N/A


 

 The No. 1 safety out west pushed his official commitment back to garner more hype surrounding the announcement, but it doesn’t appear there will be any late changes in his recruitment. Nebraska is thought to be the leader in the clubhouse on Big Red Report. According to sources, Jackson spent a lot of time at the Under Armour game in early January talking about the Huskers. He’s told us multiple times his family is comfortable with Mike Riley and crew. Nebraska will also give him a shot at cornerback to start his career.

Prediction: Nebraska

Announcement: Scheduled to announce on Feb. 1


 The four-star offensive tackle officially visited Nebraska in early December, but not much has come from it since. Newman is not one to talk to the media, but his head coach will. Newman was a soft verbal to Missouri when he visited Nebraska and remains on the Tigers’ commitment list. Closeness is playing a major factor. We almost debated even putting him on this board. He’s still in play, but it’s less than five percent. If he goes anywhere other than Missouri, it will be Ole Miss.

Prediction: Missouri

Announcement: N/A


 

Rumors have been circulating the Nebraska prep might be willing to take an official visit to Nebraska, but more likely would be visiting Minnesota next week. We are starting to doubt either happens for the Iowa commit. On an official visit this week, it sounds like the Hawkeyes are putting the pressure on Fant to not visit elsewhere. If a visit to Nebraska did happen, a place where he’s visited plenty of other times, it would very quiet during the week.

Prediction: Iowa

Announcement: N/A


 

The three-star defensive end didn’t hide the fact he wanted a Nebraska offer.  Now the Huskers will see if they can lock him up, after pushing up his official visit this weekend. Schools like Syracuse and Indiana are also chasing the Indiana prep, but we expect him to be a Husker by early next week. Miller resides from the same school as former Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory. Miller recorded 110 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 11 sacks his senior year.  

Prediction: Nebraska

Announcement: N/A


 

A projected safety on Scout.com, the Nebraska coaching staff is giving him the option to play wide receiver, something that is very interesting to Simmons. A new offer from Michigan and Clemson has likely sparked his interest, but the Nebraska coaching staff hopes their longtime interest will win out. 

Prediction: Nebraska

Announcement: N/A


Aother tight end is wanted in the 2016 class and Allen would be the highest ranked tight end to sign with the Huskers since 2010 if they landed him. On Thursday, head coach Mike Riley visited the senior and hopes to beat out Jim Harbaugh and Michigan for the second straight year at the position (Matt Snyder – 2015). Allen has already visited Nebraska once and is visiting today with his mother. On Monday he will head to Iowa State. Tuesday Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, his leader at the moment, will watch him play hoops. He was pretty happy with his trip to Ann Arbor. The Huskers have some ground to make up on Sunday.

Prediction: Michigan

Announcement: N/A


 

The Cal soft verbal hosted head coach out of the dead period and had Trent Bray at his school on Thursday, but with the commitment of Pernell Jefferson on Saturday, it remains to be seen if the offer is still good. Goode has always had academics high on his list. It might have been a struggle to land the Texas linebacker anyway. Vandy is also in play.

Prediction: Cal

Announcement: N/A


 

After a trip never materialized this past summer and then failed to happen again before winter break, Merced junior college defensive back Devron Davis appears locked in to an official visit on Jan 29th to Lincoln. Davis calls Nebraska his leader at the moment. Davis finished with 41 tackles and four interceptions. He also recorded two fumbles. Based on the numbers currently, we think Nebraska is going to have room to take the junior college defensive back.

Prediction: Nebraska

Announcement: N/A


The offensive tackle is visiting Iowa this weekend. According to reports from Derek Young at HawkeyeInsider.com, the Hawkeyes are making a big impression. Michigan State reaffirmed their desire for the three-star recruit this week, which puts another major hitting in the mix. Jackson is scheduled to visit Lincoln next weekend. A lot can happen in the next five days. We don’t think Nebraska can land both Farniok and Jackson.

Prediction: Iowa

Announcement: N/A


 

We have the three-star defensive end/linebacker last on this list because he might be the hardest to predict.  A few weeks ago we didn’t think the New Jersey product would be in this class. But, Nebraska and linebacker coach Trent Bray have done a tremendous job keeping the senior engaged and committed. It's the reason we have the arrow going in the right direction. An official visit to Rutgers next weekend will be no picnic for the Huskers to fend off. The Scarlett Knights are local and will be able to sell immediacy. In addition, his older brother Kiy Hester is a junior safety. 

Prediction: Rutgers (too close to call)

Announcement: N/A


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