LINCOLN — Nebraska remains on the hunt for linebackers in its 2020 recruiting class and will host one of the nation’s best outside linebackers for an official visit.
Cody Simon, from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep, will get an in-depth look at the Huskers this weekend. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Simon, the nation’s No. 155 overall prospect according to the 247Sports composite, has a strong list of offers that includes Virginia Tech, Stanford, Penn State and Ohio State, where he will visit June 21.
Simon’s older brother, Shayne, had four tackles and a pass breakup in his freshman season at Notre Dame, which has also offered Cody, who had 89 tackles and 13 tackles for loss last season.
Though NU signed two outside linebackers who could be considered pass rushers in the 2019 class — Jamin Graham and Garrett Nelson — it came up short on several junior college prospects.
The Huskers could sign several in the 2020 class, and hosted Florence (Ariz.) defensive end Regen Terry on an unofficial visit Thursday.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound three-star prospect told The World-Herald that he is being recruited for defensive end by D-line coach Tony Tuioti and Arizona area recruiter Mario Verduzco, the quarterbacks coach whom several prospects have cited as important in their interest toward Nebraska.
Terry’s dad, Reggie Terry Sr., is the director of operations and player personnel at Boston College. Regen’s older brother, Reggie Jr., also plays at Boston College.
Regen, who played some interior line as well for Florence, has offers from the Eagles, both Arizona schools, Oregon State and California, among others. The Huskers offered in early April.
Another Husker defensive target, Chamberlain (S.D.) lineman Nash Hutmacher, takes the final of his three official visits this weekend to Wisconsin.
Nicknamed “The Polar Bear,” the 6-5, 285-pound Hutmacher — one of the nation’s best heavyweight wrestlers — visited Nebraska in April and Oregon last month. He has said in previous interviews that he intends to decide among the three schools after his visit to Wisconsin, and would take into account the cities surrounding the three schools in his final decision.
- Nebraska offensive tackle commit Turner Corcoran received an invitation Thursday to the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Corcoran is the first Husker commit in the 2020 class to receive an invite.
The game, played in January, annually collects some of the nation’s best high school seniors. Four Huskers — Bryce Benhart, Wan’Dale Robinson, Noa Pola-Gates and Ty Robinson — played in the 2019 All-American Bowl.
- Teivis Tuioti, the son of Nebraska defensive line coach Tony Tuioti, has moved with his dad to Lincoln and will play his senior season at Lincoln Southeast.
The 6-foot-2, 288-pound Tuioti received a scholarship offer from Nevada this week, and he also has Division I offers from Army and Idaho State. He is rated a three-star prospect according to 247Sports.
- According to his Twitter account, 2021 St. Louis Lutheran North pass rusher Travion Ford will be on campus for another unofficial visit. A top-100 prospect for the 2021 class according to 247Sports, Ford has visited Nebraska multiple times.