In the last decade recruiting has sped up to what some call an alarming rate. Take the 2018 quarterback position for instance. Nebraska has already seen at least six of their known offers commit to other programs.
Jacob Sirmon – Washington, Cameron Rising – Oklahoma, Justin Fields – Penn State, Jack Tuttle – Utah, Colson Yankoff - Washington and Jack West – Stanford
Yankoff was the most recent to come off the board - committing to Washington on Wednesday night.
http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/player/203820-tanner-mckee After visiting in November, Coronoa Centennial (California) high school quarterback Tanner McKee bolted up Nebraska’s recruiting board.
“I loved my visit to Nebraska. Definitely want to go back,” said McKee at the time. “I will probably take an official visit next year. Coach Langsford said he is coming out to Centennial soon, so I will get to talk with him more after he comes out.
“I connected well with the coach while I was in Nebraska and love the facilities and fans.”
According to Maxpreps.com, in 13 games McKee threw for just over 3,500 yards and 36 touchdowns to just eight interceptions – hitting on nearly 72 percent of his throws.
Recently he earned a spot in the Elite 11, after a strong showing at the Opening in Houston. But, things have appeared to cool a bit when it comes to McKee and Nebraska. In recent Scout.com updates, he hasn't mentioned Nebraska as much as other teams. In addition, he could be a player who goes on a two-year mission, meaning he wouldn't be eligible until 2020.
Nebraska isn't backing off here by any means, but they are going to need to continue to shake the quarterback tree elsewhere.
http://www.scout.com/player/203589-kevin-doyle?s=204 Doyle was offered in May of 2016 by offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, but the Nebraska has never been one to standout to the junior thus far. Nebraska fans will have a high chance of seeing him in the Big Ten though, with Michigan State being a current projected leader.
http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/player/191753-jalen-mayden A Scout Top 100 prospect, Mayden has a strong offer list, consisting of 20+ offers – including Nebraska, Ohio State, Georgia and Baylor. Likely to be the third D-1 player in his family, his brothers play at Alabama and Rice. He doesn't have a spring schedule set, but will be committing in the spring. It doesn't appear Nebraska is in position to land Mayden - the No. 1 QB in the state of Texas.
NO OFFER YET:
http://www.scout.com/college/nebraska/player/197447-brevin-white A former teammate of Nebraska running back target T.J. Pledger, White worked out for Nebraska at their satellite camp. As currently the No. 110 player in the country, White is a higher ranked quarterback than McKee, despite not sporting the same offer list. Currently schools such as Arizona State, Washington, Washington State and Oregon State have jumped on board. His brother is a Sun Devil. Fresno State is also a major player. He wants to visit Auburn and Georgia. He will likely be making a summer decision. Don't be surprised Nebraska to turn up the heat here. http://www.scout.com/player/212696-tyler-shough?s=204 With offers from multiple Ivy League schools, Chandler (Arizona) Hamilton high school quarterback Tyler Shough visited Nebraska last week. The junior currently doesn't boast an offer from the Huskers, but is getting strong interest from offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf.
"The highlights were the academic tour and programs for athletes," said Shough. "They were all very welcoming and it was great meeting them."
Currently Shough's D-1 offers are from Indiana, South Carolina, San Jose State, Western Kentucky, and Hawaii. In addition, Harvard, Yale and Columbia have thrown their offers on the table. He will be taking trips to Arizona State and Harvard down the road.
"Nebraska is pretty interested. I would just say it probably depends on if they are going to have another kid commit soon," said Shough at the time.
That other kid was likely Yankoff, which means Shough could be in line for an offer. If he does get one, don't be surprised to see him commit soon after. http://www.scout.com/player/200947-chase-wolf?s=204
Here will be a new name for a lot of Nebraska fans. Wolf has 10+ offers, with schools like Wisconsin, Pitt, Rutgers and Boston College already at the table. He's not mentioning Nebraska, but offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf does follow him on Twitter.
OTHER QBs LANGSDORF FOLLOWS
http://www.scout.com/player/197384-jacob-sirmon?s=204 The four-star quarterback has been a Nebraska offeree for a long time. Committed to Washington, could Nebraska give him a call? Yankoff committed to the Huskies on Wednesday night, meaning there are now two quarterbacks in the 2018 class for UW.