Published Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:31 am / Updated at 8:03 pm
Plenty of big men remain on NU coach’s radar

LINCOLN — The July men’s basketball recruiting period has ended, the calendar has flipped to August and Nebraska is still in search of its first oral commitment for 2014.

But coach Tim Miles isn’t fretting.

“We’ve got a good depth chart of young big guys we are recruiting,” he said. “I think we’ve made pretty good progress.

“We’ve got visits lined up, and we’re finalists with some guys good enough to help us.”

Nebraska currently has two scholarships available for 2014. Miles said the plan is for both to go to big men.

Among those the Huskers are interested in:

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Ľ David Wacker, 6-9, 230, Universal City, Texas, 3-star. Other offers include SMU, Texas Tech, Boise State, Western Kentucky.

Ľ Tory Miller, 6-8, 247, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 3-star. Other offers include Colorado, California, Arizona State, Kansas State, Marquette, Wichita State.

Ľ Jacob Hammond, 6-10, 235, Duncan, Okla., 3-star. Other offers include TCU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma.

Ľ Mitchell Solomon, 6-9, 220, Bixby, Okla., 3-star. Other offers include Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas State.

Ľ Quadree Smith, 6-7, 290, Fairfax, Va., 2.5-star. Other offers include Southern Mississippi, Saint Louis, Tulsa, George Mason, Austin Peay.

Foreign players also could be in the mix.

Miles said he visited Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) in his July recruiting travels. In a three-week stretch, Miles hit Indianapolis, Dallas, Augusta, Ga., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Dallas, Sydney, Melbourne and Las Vegas.

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Lee Barfknecht has won nine national writing awards from four separate organizations, and is a 12-time winner of the Nebraska sportswriter of the year award. He covers Big Ten football and basketball, Nebraska basketball and other college financial issues for The World-Herald.



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