The spring evaluation period officially ended Tuesday, bringing an end to a six-week frenzy of Nebraska coaches spreading across the country to see prospects.
Assistant coaches hit every region of the country in search of future Huskers and plenty of new offers were handed out. After nine more recruits were offered during the last week (May 24-31), the total number has now passed 230 in the 2017 class and 60 in the 2018 class.
Among the new offers this week were a pair of 2017 prospects from key states for NU recruiting efforts. Most of the targets came from the 2018 class, though. Danny Langsdorf has his eyes on two more quarterbacks. John Parrella continued his fast start to 2018 with three more offers to defensive linemen, and Trent Bray and Mike Cavanaugh each offered one from their respective position groups.
Here’s a breakdown of the newest recruits offered by Nebraska:
Cornerback Jaylon Johnson, Fresno, Calif.: Johnson shined at The Opening Regional in Oakland a couple weeks ago. The 6-foot-1 corner posted a SPARQ score of 132.41 — best at the event and currently top five nationally — and earned MVP honors at his position and an invite to The Opening this summer in Oregon. The Nebraska offer came Tuesday, and the Huskers join a list that includes Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Oregon, USC and Utah, among others. He told 247sports in May that he plans to take his decision to national signing day.
Defensive end James Hudson, Toledo, Ohio: Nebraska aims to make Ohio a bigger focus in recruiting, and Hudson is the latest target from the state. He had been committed to Kentucky since July 2015, but he backed away from that on May 18. The Huskers saw an opening and extended an offer six days later. In that time, he’s also received an offer from Michigan after visiting Ann Arbor. He also has an offer from Michigan State, but Ohio State has not extended one yet.
Quarterback Jack Tuttle (2018), San Marcos, Calif.: Tuttle was one of two quarterbacks from the 2018 class offered by Langsdorf last week. Nebraska has now offered at least five passers in that class, and Tuttle is the second from California — Cameron Rising is the other. Tuttle’s recruitment has blown up in the last couple weeks. He’s landed at least nine Power Five offers since May 12, including schools like Arizona State, LSU, Missouri, Utah and Wisconsin. 247sports ranks the 6-foot-4 Tuttle as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the country.
Quarterback Kevin Doyle (2018), Malvern, Pa.: Nebraska became the seventh school to offer Doyle, a 6-foot-4 pro-style quarterback from near Philadelphia. Doyle landed his first offer in October, and he’s added six more since April. The other schools on his offer list include: Kentucky, Pitt, Syracuse, Temple, Toledo and West Virginia. Doyle is not yet ranked by the major recruiting services.
Defensive linemen Justin Ademilola and Jayson Ademilola (2018), Jersey City, N.J.: Nebraska has had success with twins in the past, and the Ademilolas are the latest pair to earn Husker offers. Jayson is bigger than his brother, measuring 6-3, 290 compared to Justin at 6-2, 245. That size projects Justin to play inside, while Jayson will probably be an edge rusher. Both are early four-star prospects, according to 247sports, ranked among the top 180 nationally, and each one has more than a dozen offers already.
Defensive end Stephon Wynn (2018), Anderson, S.C.: Another Parrella offer went out last week to this four-star prospect out of South Carolina. Wynn is ranked No. 3 at his position by 247sports and in the top 50 nationally. He has about 20 offers already, including in-state schools Clemson and South Carolina and other Power Five schools like Auburn, Florida, Michigan and Michigan State among others.
Linebacker Chris Oats (2018), Cincinnati: Nebraska was the sixth school to offer this four-star out of of Ohio. Michigan State was the first in late January. He also has offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville and Oklahoma. 247sports ranks Oats the No. 7 outside linebacker in the country.
Offensive tackle Richard Gouraige (2018), Tampa, Fla.: Gouraige is already considered one of the top prospects in the country for 2018. 247sports ranks him No. 31 overall and the No. 5 offensive tackle. He holds close to 20 offers, about a dozen of which have come this spring. The big three Florida schools (Florida, Florida State and Miami) have all offered Gouraige already.