Scout released its first rankings Friday for rising juniors, and both Jurgens and Mapieu landed in the top 300. Jurgens, a four-star prospect, ranks No. 147 overall while Mapieu comes in at No. 283. Jurgens (Beatrice) is also the No. 7 athlete, and Mapieu (York) is the No. 25 defensive tackle.
Jurgens committed to the Huskers in August 2015, two months after earning an offer at one of their Friday Night Lights camps. Mapieu also received his offer after a standout FNL performance on June 17, and he committed on the spot.
There's a long way to go, but should both recruits finish the recruiting cycle ranked that high, it would be something unprecedented for the Huskers.
Scout's rankings date back to 2002. Never have the Huskers signed multiple in-state recruits ranked in Scout's top 300. Only twice over that span has the state even produced two players ranked that high in a single class.
In 2013, there was No. 128 Christian LaCouture and No. 251 Josh Banderas. LaCouture spent only his senior season at Lincoln Southwest, was committed to Nebraska for a while but ultimately landed at LSU. In 2008, the state produced No. 36 Baker Steinkuhler and No. 110 Trevor Robinson — Robinson signed with Notre Dame.
The Huskers also have several notable targets ranked in Scout's top 300, including: No. 18 TJ Pledger, No. 57 Brian Hightower, No. 62 Brendan Radley-Hiles, No. 89 Trevor Trout, No. 202 Kamryn Babb and No. 291 Calvin Avery.