McKewon: 25 recruits to watch for Huskers' 2018 recruiting class

Cousin of one Husker recruit (Tyjon Lindsey) and former Calabasas teammate of two others (Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr.), Brendan Radley-Hiles wowed fans at a Friday Night Lights camp. He’s one of NU’s top targets.

Nebraska’s march toward the 2018 recruiting class has already resulted in three commitments — Cameron Jurgens of Beatrice, Masry Mapieu of York and Eric Fuller of Los Angeles. Who might join them? Here are 25 names to watch:

Calvin Avery, defensive tackle, 6-2, 310, Dallas (Bishop Dunne): Nebraska pulled Damion Daniels out of Dunne; how about his teammate, Avery? NU covets Avery, but will have to beat Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas for him. OU is the real threat.

Kamryn Babb, receiver, 6-1, 190, St. Louis (Christian Brothers College): Natural, polished receiver who’d play immediately in Nebraska’s system.

Cameron Brown, receiver, 6-1, 175, St. Louis (Christian Brothers): Babb’s teammate, Brown is more of a deep threat and speedster.

Moses Bryant, athlete, 6-0, 195, Elkhorn South: He’s run for 4,055 yards in his career and could play receiver or defensive back, too.

Saybein Clark, athlete, 6-1, 195, Sioux City Heelan: Likely a running back in college, Clark has offers from Iowa and Iowa State. Could play defensive back, too.

Will Farniok, offensive lineman, 6-3, 260, Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Washington): The youngest brother in the Farniok family — Matt is an offensive tackle at Nebraska — has offers from Nebraska, Iowa, Iowa State and Minnesota.

Mario Goodrich, athlete, 6-2, 180, Lee’s Summit, Missouri (West): Likely a cornerback prospect, Goodrich had an excellent all-around season last year. Nebraska wants this target in the 500-mile radius.

Jalen Hall, receiver, 6-3, 175, Los Angeles (Hawkins): The longest of long shots, Hall is the nation’s No. 1 receiver and hails from the same school as Joseph Lewis, who just picked USC over NU. Hall is better, at this point.

Brian Hightower, receiver, 6-3, 195, Bradenton, Florida (IMG Academy): He transferred from Calabasas, California, to the prep superpower in South Florida. He attended a Friday Night Lights camp at NU in 2015. A top-100 prospect, Hightower has offers from Clemson and Alabama, among other schools.

Nikko Hall, receiver, 6-0, 175, Calabasas: He averaged 20.1 yards per catch and scored 12 touchdowns. His old trigger man, Tristan Gebbia, is at Nebraska, but Hall has USC and UCLA offers, too.

Reggie Hughes, linebacker, 6-2, 210, Calabasas: The pipeline has already been built. Hughes, a fast riser, will be in the mix just like Hall.

Adrian Jackson, linebacker, 6-2, 210, Denver (Mullen): The top player in Colorado is almost annually going to get a look from Nebraska; this year, it’s Jackson, who has offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame and the home-state Buffaloes, among others.

Malone Mataele, cornerback, 5-11, 170, Rancho Santa Margarita, California (Catholic): Former Nebraska wideouts coach Rich Fisher has a pretty good defensive back, and Nebraska might be able to snag him.

Trey McBride, tight end, 6-4, 240, Fort Morgan, Colorado: He attended a Husker camp last summer and has an offer from Colorado State.

Daniel Parker, defensive end, 6-3, 270, Blue Springs, Missouri: Arguably the best lineman at any of NU’s camps last summer, Parker hails from the same high school as Husker twins Carlos and Khalil Davis.

T.J. Pledger, running back, 5-9, 190, IMG Academy: A Californian who will play his senior year at IMG, Pledger is friends with current Huskers and IMG teammates with a key NU target later on this list.

Brendan Radley-Hiles, cornerback, 5-10, 170, IMG Academy: Cousin of one Husker recruit (Tyjon Lindsey) and former Calabasas teammate of two others (Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr.), Radley-Hiles wowed fans at a Friday Night Lights camp. He’s one of NU’s top targets.

Joey Ramos, offensive lineman, 6-4, 270, Glendale, Arizona (Deer Valley): NU may not need a ton of offensive linemen in the 2018 class, but Ramos could play an interior spot.

Antwan Reed, offensive tackle, 6-5, 290, Muskegon, Michigan: His teammate, Andrew Ward, will be a linebacker at Nebraska. Reed transferred back from IMG. Skilled athlete.

Grahm Roberts, running back, 6-0, 200, Wilmington, Delaware (Concord): The younger brother of current Husker Avery Roberts will likely pick the Huskers if the opportunity presents itself.

Zach Schlager, athlete, 6-2, 210, McCook: Two-way star for Class B power was All-Nebraska as a junior. Figures to play to safety in college. Brother Jake starts at Colorado State.

Michael Thompson, defensive tackle, 6-4, 290, St. Louis (Parkway North): Unlimited upside for Thompson, who could carry another 20 pounds with ease. Alabama wants him badly.

Trevor Trout, defensive tackle, 6-4, 295, St. Louis (Chaminade): Giant presence in the middle would make an ideal nose tackle in the Huskers’ new system.

Bryson Williams, defensive tackle, 6-2, 270, Lincoln Southeast: Williams had 58 tackles as a junior, which followed a good performance at last year’s Friday Night Lights camp.

Colson Yankoff, quarterback, 6-4, 200, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: He threw for 53 touchdowns as a junior and he can run an occasional zone read, too — as evidenced by his 986 yards rushing. He’s NU’s No. 1 prospect at quarterback, but he was once committed to Oregon.

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