With signing day now just nine days away, the Husker coaching staff is out on the trail again Monday trying to firm up the commitments of key players across the country while also trying to earn a few new recruits.
The Huskers' recruiting class currently sits at 14 players — four have already enrolled at Nebraska — and NU is expected to sign about 19 total players. As Sam McKewon notes, expect defensive end and linebacker to be a focus.
Mike Riley, as part of his aim to be transparent and keep the fans current on the staff's recruiting efforts, has posted another Twitter map indicating where his coaches will be on Monday:
The assistants are spread from coast to coast. The staff isn't allowed to reveal details about specific recruits visited, but you can certainly draw some conclusions — or at least make some assumptions — based on the facts at hand.
>> Head coach Mike Riley is in Atlanta. Nebraska is recruiting two linebacker prospects from the area, including Terez Hall, who visits Jan. 30 and Mohamed Barry, who visited over the weekend. Riley may be heading into those settings to help close the deal on Barry and firm up Hall's visit to NU this weekend.
>> Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh is in Lawton, Oklahoma, the home of recent NU commit Jalin Barnett, a four-star lineman.
>> Special teams coordinator Bruce Read — a California native — is in San Jose, not far from tight end commit Matt Snyder. Read is the primary recruiter for Snyder, the state's only current NU commit. Read could also visit long snapper prospect Grant Gluhaich, who officially visited NU over the weekend. Defensive line coach Hank Hughes is also in California, visiting Coalinga.
>> A trio of NU assistants — defensive coordinator Mark Banker, running backs coach Reggie Davis and secondary coach Charlton Warren — are in Houston. Nebraska has one commit from Texas, but that's Dallas-area prospect Devine Ozigbo — a 5-foot-11, 225-pound running back who visited Lincoln over the weekend.
>> Danny Langsdorf, NU's offensive coordinator, is in Kansas City, perhaps to hunt for a quarterback.
>> Husker receivers coach Keith Williams is in New Orleans, where he until recently coached at Tulane. Likely visits there could include St. Augustine pass catcher Stanley Morgan, a high three- or low four-star prospect, and Edna Karr linebacker Tyrin Ferguson.
>> Another trio of coaches already hit Miami. Linebackers coach Trent Bray went straight from Lincoln, while Warren and Banker joined him there before heading to Houston to have an in-home visit with Willie Sykes, the Spring, Texas, defensive back who officially visited Lincoln over the weekend. Sykes, a safety prospect, was named first-team All-Texas Monday by Texas Football.
In Palm Beach Gardens, Nebraska offered high school defensive end Alex Davis. Then the duo moved on to Mississippi, per Warren's Twitter feed:
According to Husker Online, they'll be looking at Hinds Community College defensive end Peter Bailey, who's currently committed to Middle Tennessee State.
For more Husker headlines, check out the Big Red Today recruiting page.