Nebraska Will Bring In Nine Players from the SoCal Region this Weekend

Nebraska has their spring game this weekend and there will be a ton of talent from the SoCal region on hand.

The second Nebraska head coach Mike Riley took over in Lincoln, he made recruiting the state of California and specifically, the SoCal region a huge priority.

It has already paid off with multiple commitments over the last two years including ones from Keyshawn Johnson and Tristan Gebbia this year.

Gebbia committed just two weeks ago and gives the Huskers their second straight quarterback from the Golden State. This weekend, both Johnson and Gebbia will be back on campus and they won't be coming alone. 

The headliner in the group has to be Tyjon Lindsey, arguably the most dynamic receiver in the country.

We've always felt the Ohio State BuckeyesOregon Ducks and USC Trojans were the teams to beat for Lindsey but the athlete is showing some real interest in the Huskers as well. Any time a player takes a visit on his own dime, you know there is sincere interest and it will be interesting to see Lindsey's reaction to his time in Lincoln following this trip. 

Nebraska has three other receivers visiting and they have a realistic chance at each of them. Will they have room will be the question but we could see the Huskers take at least two more receivers in this class and Maurice BellJamire Calvin and Jeremiah Hawkins are all giving the Huskers a hard look.

Nebraska has been on Bell for awhile now and his stock is starting to pick up. Michigan just offered a week ago and it's easy to see why. He doesn't get as much national buzz as he deserves but he's one of the smoothest route runners out West, explosive out of his breaks and has great hands. He just visited Colorado and will check out Iowa shortly as well.

Calvin has had Nebraska high on his list for months now and although he doesn't plan to make an early decision, a good visit this weekend could put them even higher on his list.

Hawkins is another shifty slot receiver type who runs very well after the catch and just makes plays. While Cal and a few other Pac-12 programs have been high on his list for a while, Nebraska has always been mentioned as prominently as well. It will be interesting to watch if any of the three wide outs feel the need to jump on the Husker offer early before it's off the table. 

Salesian teammates Deommodore Lenoir and Rahyme Johnson will make their first trip to Lincoln.

Lenoir has always been one of the region's top corners but has actually looked very good at safety this spring. The Huskers have been recruiting Lenoir harder than anyone and a strong visit could give him a lot to think about.

Johnson is a UCLA commit but has made no secret for his affinity of the Husker program. He'll likely be back for an official visit and Nebraska is definitely in this one.

The lone underclassmen in the group is Bookie Radley-Hiles

Radley-Hiles transferred in the off-season to Calabasas and is close with both Johnson and Gebbia. He's an aggressive cover corner and has new offers rolling in every week. 

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