So let’s just pretend all the Nebraska defensive coaches have been “nice” this year and deserve a present. What might Santa bring them?
John Parrella: Santa might be running low on defensive ends to drop into Parrella’s lap, so what about Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne defensive tackle Damion Daniels. The three-star DT recently visited Colorado and it appears the former rival could be the Huskers top competition. Ultimately Parrella has been a good boy this season. Santa will have him on the nice list.
Trent Bray: Some would argue Santa made a summer stop to see Bray, when the linebacker coach landed Avery Roberts. But, Nebraska could use another linebacker in the class and Bray would be extremely thankful for Isaac Slade-Matautia. The linebacker visited Nebraska in December and despite being from Hawaii, was able to overcome the fears of being far from home for his football career.
Brian Stewart: We aren’t going to worry about who’s coaching here. If Santa wants to make Stewart happy, he will deliver Kamren Curl, who Nebraska likes more as a corner than a safety (Scout.com projects him a college safety). The Huskers find themselves in competition with Oklahoma, TCU, Ole Mss and Arkansas, but it sounds as if Curl’s visit to Lincoln couldn’t have gone much better.
Donte’ Williams: After missing out on Thomas Graham, Santa knows Williams is going to be down in the dumps. What could cheer him up more than Scout.com Top 100 prospect Demmodore Lenoir? The former Oregon commit plans to visit Nebraska for a second time in January. The Ducks are still involved, and so is North Carolina’s Charlton Warren. Remember the name?
Mark Banker: He might be the No. 1 defensive player left on the board, so Nebraska would love to land four-star prospect Greg Johnson. A former Arizona commitment, this would be a joint gift to the defensive coordinator and Williams. He’s already visited Lincoln once.