It’s May and Nebraska has eight commitments, pushing their class rank to No. 14 overall in the country – their highest ranking this time of year for the Huskers since joining the Big Ten.
With roughly 18 scholarship seniors leaving the program after the 2016 season, Nebraska’s class will likely push to 21 or 22 in February. Of course it’s early and the number is usually always higher the closer National Signing Day gets.
Today we are taking a look at the top prospects on offense Nebraska would love to get – a wish list for the 2017 class.
For this exercise, there are a few guys who likely won’t sniff Nebraska – they won’t visit, but they do have an offer. On this list we also listed any prospect who was already a commitment.*** This list is not an official wish list, but the feeling of Big Red Report ***
With high school teammates Marquel Dismuke (2016 signee) and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. (2017 commit), the quarterback is headed to Lincoln after establishing a strong relationship with coordinator Danny Langsdorf and head coach Mike Riley.
The Mississippi prep looks like he’s headed to either Mississippi State or Nebraska, but will likely take visits after his commitment in the coming weeks (he could still decided to hold off). Hill hasn’t visited Nebraska yet. The Huskers were at his school on Tuesday.
Johnson is a nice player. Raised around the game, he is an extremely polished route runner says Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. Johnson has all-conference potential in the Big Ten. The fact he is an early enrollee only makes his commitment better. The Huskers are also getting a really solid recruiting coordinator out west as well.
McQuitty isn’t exactly a burner, but he’s a solid route-runner and has learned how to create separation doing so. McQuitty is also solid in traffic. The soon to be senior had offers Iowa, Michigan, Missouri and Minnesota.
The four-star wide receiver visited Nebraska on his own dime for the Huskers’ Red-White game and has Nebraska high on his list. A potential five-star prospect, Lindsey is considering ten schools, but says he will be narrowing to three to five in the very near future. A commitment could happen in the next few months.
The nation’s No. 1 wide receiver can go about anywhere he wants in the country, but often mentions Nebraska first when asked about schools who are recruiting him the hardest. No visit is yet set to Lincoln, but a trip to Lincoln is definitely being tossed around. This maybe doesn’t get as much play nationally, but Nebraska has a shot here.
The wide receiver says the Huskers are waiting on him, but a fifth receiver would seem like a bit of a stretch. That being said, if they could land (4) four-star receivers and Calvin, they wouldn’t turn anyone away. Lewis and Lindsey are guys who you take no matter how many you have in your class.
The Nebraska native picked the Huskers over Iowa and Iowa State. He’s since picked up an offer from UCLA. At 6-foot-8, turn on the tape and Nebraska fans can imagine the matchup problems he could create for teams.
It appears Falo won’t be leaving the West Coast, but Nebraska is a school he’s mentioned from time-to-time as a school recruiting him pretty hard. Falo is planning a summer visit to Lincoln according to reports.
The Texas prep picked the Huskers over 20+ offers after seeing Nebraska up close and personal during the spring game. Jaimes is a true offensive tackle, a position of great need for Nebraska after multiple recruiting classes.
Landing Vera-Tucker would be a huge get for Nebraska, considering the quality of player and the need for another offensive tackle. The Cali prep is looking to visit Nebraska this summer and has a solid offer list of 20+ schools. After seeing Nebraska offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh’s gets the last few years, we won’t put anything past him.
The Washington prep has an offer from Nebraska, but the Huskers haven’t appeared to make a lot of traction. Out of all the prospects we listed, Bainivalu appears to be biggest reach.