With two straight road games and only two officials for their last contest, things have been somewhat quite on the recruiting front when it comes to Nebraska. We thought it might be the perfect time to review.
Where do the previous visitors currently stand? Here is part one of the series.
Weekend of September 17: Oregon
Cotton left Nebraska in mid-September saying his trip to Lincoln definitely put the Huskers in a good spot. A week later he visited Oregon and last month he took in a game at Colorado.
The Auburn commitment visited Nebraska, liked his trip to Lincoln, but ultimately is still a Tiger commitment. Auburn has won three in a row to improve to 4-2, but face back-to-back ranked opponents in the coming weeks. After starting his career 12-2 with the Tigers, head coach Gus Malzahn is just 19-13 since. Ultimately it’s hard to pluck a kid out of his home state.
The Michigan prep has visited Nebraska twice, including an official visit. He has plans to visit Virginia Tech, Arizona and Washington State, but at this point the Huskers are leading the way. We have a hard time seeing him go elsewhere, but it is never easy to land a guy when he takes multiple official visits after yours. He really has a solid frame, but still has room to thicken out.
The senior loved his trip to Lincoln so much, he committed before making his way back to Texas. Shortly after, Watts was telling Scout.com he had plans to take more official visits down the road. Nothing at this point has materialized, but watch out for schools such as Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC trying to still get a visit. We think he ends up in Lincoln.
Porcher’s official visit was his second trip to Lincoln and first as a commitment. Since he’s visited Michigan and appears ready to take four three more visits as well, but none have been scheduled. The Florida prep is putting up huge numbers in 2016 and appears to be a guy ready to bust out. More trips are concerning, but ultimately Porcher and his father are comfortable with Lincoln.
The Oregon game was Sichterman’s first game day trip to Lincoln as a Husker commit. The senior currently plays in a pro-set offense, so he feels Nebraska is a great fit. The true question is what position will he ultimately play? Depending on the recruiting service, he’s either ranked an offensive tackle or a guard. I have always liked plays with versatility and really I could the 265-pound prospect at either position. It is very likely he’s even heavier than that at this point. We haven’t asked about weight since the middle of the summer.
While guys like Keyshawn Johnson and Tristan Gebbia get the most credit for being ambassadors in the class, Allen is on the Nebraska sidelines every week. He’s never afraid to put in a good word for the program. Every year a player or two from the 500-mile radius hits nearly every game. Allen is that guy.
Hampton was a solid find for Nebraska and will likely be a guy who continues to see his recruitment take off this fall, although we have been surprised more teams haven’t jumped into the mix already. The Florida prep had one of the top SPARQ scores in the country, logging a 4.53 verified forty. He committed to Nebraska sight unseen, but all indications were his official visit went great in early September. Don't look for him to end up anywhere else.