The End Game
Less than two weeks remain before signing day and there could still be some surprises. Hopefully, they'll be pleasant ones. Here's what we know.
Standout prospect Marcus McWilson has been nominally considered an NU commit, but some aggressive recruiting late by Kentucky (which features a pair of Cardinal Mooney alums, including former Husker graduate assistant Vince Marrow) is making the prospect of keeping him seem like a coin flip. Likewise, wide receiver Dominic Walker appears like he could be poached by Auburn.
Drake Martinez, a safety prospect and younger brother of Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez, is visiting Michigan State this weekend and then can choose between NU, MSU, and San Diego State. Nebraska is also still waiting to hear from recent visitors in wideouts James Clark and Quincy Adeboyejo and offensive linemen Chongo Kondolo and Dwayne Johnson.
Less than a week ago they were still attempting to lure South Carolina defensive end Jaylen Miller to Lincoln but that was before the Huskers added three players in Matt Finnin, Dixon, and Boaz.
The Huskers would be permitted to sign 28 players assuming they oversigned by 3. That hasn't generally been the practice at NU. With 63 players on scholarship by latest count (including the 3 early arrivals) that leaves only 22 scholarships available with 21 players committed. So you'd expect a net addition of one player over the next two weeks which could mean just one new name or more if McWilson or Walker decide to head elsewhere. If Nebraska ends the process with a scholarship or two still available, they've got a number of deserving walk-ons who they could give them to.