Recruiting taking care of itself

The list of prospects is always short when you are sitting on close to 30 commitments. However, that list is naturally cutting itself down by the prospects committing to other places. The question might become will Nebraska get any other commitments? Let's take a look at need and at impact of some of the players on the board.

Scratch off Jermaine Love and Da'John Harris for Nebraska. If there is a position that Nebraska was good at it might be linebacker, but Nebraska is still looking for some help along the defensive line.

The defensive line spot seems to really only have a couple of names left behind it. The first is Kevin Dixon from Garden City (Kans.). Dixon is a true, three-technique that paired with Shukree Barfield inside gives Nebraska the flexibility to put Joseph Townsend out to a five.

Then there is Nebraska's pursuit of Jason Peters from Baton Rouge (La.) Catholic who is a real difference maker at defensive end. If there is a void that needs to have a lot of bodies thrown into it this year it would be at the base end position left by Adam Carriker.

It looks like Nebraska would take both of these players if both would like to commit. It seems that Nebraska is more of a favorite for Dixon over Peters and Peters will actually visit Florida and LSU in the weeks following Peters visit to Nebraska.

There really wasn't anyone at the tight end position that separated themselves from the rest of the pack this year. In fact, the rumor has it that if Michael McNeil had not gone down with a turf toe injury that he would have played this year.

Nebraska really only seems to have one tight end prospect left in their sites. Jacob Amie, a Texas Tech commit, seems to be their guy, but Amie has two other official visits set.

This weekend Amie is set to see Oklahoma State and then he will be in Lubbock the week after. Nebraska might simply lose out on Amie just because he visited them first, visited Texas Tech last and, being committed to Texas Tech, he won't want to break off his commitment.

If there is a position that still seems to be a need it might be a high school, speed, wide receiver. There are really only a couple of names that appear to be on this list after James Kirkendoll ended his process and committed to Oklahoma.

The two names that appear to be on the Nebraska recruiting radar are Curenski Gilleylen from Leander (Texas) and Hubert Anyiam from Garland (Texas) North. Both have the speed that the current corps of wide receivers at Nebraska fails to have.

If there is one that Nebraska might be a clear leader for, it might be Hubert Anyiam. But, with the recent commitment of Jermaine Love to Arkansas, there is some need to be cautious about Anyiam not just following his team mate and friend to Fayetteville.

Gilleylen is a prospect that might be a little better, a little faster than Anyiam, but it seems that Gilleylen is at least as interested in getting a top education by a school like Duke as he is playing for a top program like Nebraska.

Nebraska will have to impress Gilleylen on his official visit, but there another flag comes up. The week before visiting Nebraska, Gilleylen will be in Tennessee. Tennessee has a way of making sure that players that they want don't leave uncommitted.

This is a very important stretch of road for Nebraska who seems at least interested in taking a couple more players. Looking at the list though, there might only be one where Nebraska could pencil him into their commitment list with Dixon.

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