Nebraska DL board/wishlist

A look at Nebraska's defensive line board/wish list in the month of March. The Nebraska prep was the second player to jump into the Huskers' 2018 class, after a strong performance at a Friday Night Lights camp last summer. Mapieu is raw, but his frame had many teams excited - including Iowa and UCLA. The projected defensive tackle received a visit from the staff during January – when Nebraska’s Kenny Wilhite hit St. Louis. He can go nearly anywhere in the country and has visited Iowa and Alabama recently. Schools like him both at defensive end and DT. Arguably the No. 1 defensive lineman on the Huskers’ board, Trout has a strong offer list with Nebraska as one of the schools often mentioned first. Many believe if the Ohio State Buckeyes offer, it is over, but they haven’t yet. Trout visited Lincoln last June, after Nebraska threw an offer down early. A teammate of Nebraska signee Damion Daniels, Avery visited Nebraska last June for Friday Night Lights. The true nose tackle was arguably better than the Nebraska signee last year when on the field. He’s not one to do a ton of interviews, so expect this recruitment to be pretty quiet, but Parrella is doing the work. The Texas native shows a solid burst, despite not having the strongest forty time.  Right now Texas Tech, Nebraska and Baylor are his best offers. Nebraska was a school that jumped in early. The four-star St. Louis product recently listed Nebraska as one of five schools recruiting him the hardest, despite not offering until earlier this month. In driving distance, it’s paramount Nebraska gets him in on a visit at some point. He’s announcing his top schools in August – with officials to follow. The Oregon prep received an offer from Nebraska in late February and according to reports is looking to visit for the spring game. Bynum already has offers from USC, Oregon and UCLA, which means he will be a tough pull from the West Coast – but getting him for the spring game will be big. The Utah prep released a top ten on Wednesday that featured Nebraska, despite not mentioning them often in previous updates. ­ A recent transfer to IMG Academy, Walker is visiting Nebraska for the Red-White game. The three-star prospect has a non-stop motor. With a strong offer list, which could get larger playing at IMG, Nebraska is doing themselves a favor getting him in early for a visit. Nebraska was the first offers for Charlton – who is a former teammate of Diacario Bootle’s - but he recently said in an interview he’s not been hearing from them lately. You have to wonder if he doesn’t fit into the 3-4? Nebraska was one of his early offers, but we have a hard time seeing the Top 300 prospect leaving the state of Oklahoma. While his experience on the varsity level is limited to one year, Redmond is an athletic specimen, which has many teams very intrigued. The Texas prep recently picked up a Nebraska offer. He’s got the athleticism to play multiple positions on the d-line. The William Chrisman high school (MO) defensive end is currently 6-foot-5 and 260-pounds. His offer list consists of Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Minnesota and others. Carlson had 56 tackles and 13 sacks in 2016. Don’t be surprised to see him at the Red-White game.  A Florida legacy, Culpepper said he plans to visit Nebraska in the Red-White game. He’s visited the Gators multiple times and also boasts offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, USC, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

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