Huskers Add Three Recruits, Still Work to Do
The last few days brought a lot of good news on the recruiting front for Nebraska. First, Louisiana tight end Cethan Carter gave his commitment to the Huskers. Unless LSU can offer a full scholarship (which might require some defections from their large class), you'd expect him to sign with NU. Then junior college offensive lineman Matt Finnin gave his commitment to the Big Red. Former receiver/defensive back commit Trevell Dixon re-committed to the Huskers after having backed off in recent months. The Huskers might look to add one to two more players but must work hard to keep the commits they have.
Wide receiver recruit Dominic Walker of Florida is now listed as a soft commit as he's being lured by Auburn. Kentucky is putting a full-court press on Ohio safety Marcus McWilson. LSU has 25 players committed, which would seem to put them at their limit. Cornerback Rashard Robinson is a soft verbal though, so he might end up somewhere else. The Tigers still have uncommitted players set to visit, so hopefully that means Carter will not get a better offer than the grayshirt LSU offered so far. LSU already stole standout defensive end Christian Lacouture from NU's recruiting class.
Meanwhile, the Huskers don't have any visits scheduled so far for the next two weekends. That may be an indication that they are content to wait and see on some undecided players that have already visited or perhaps might consider spending the last scholarship or two on a deserving walk-on already in the program. There's already been talk of a possible transfer from Western Illinois graduate kicker Pat Smith. He could step in and play immediately for a year to help replace Brett Maher. Fullback Andy Janovich caught the eye of the coaching staff immediately as a freshman. Linebacker Trevor Roach could be competing for a starting spot as a junior next season. Center Mark Pelini will also compete for a starting spot at center. Senior guard Broderick Nickens has already cracked the depth chart and could compete at guard too. Senior tight end Jake Long seems like an obvious candidate for a scholarship as he appears to be the likely starter.
So the class is nearly complete. The coaches will still need to work to keep the players they have and potentially land one or two more.