The next 10 days to two weeks are likely to be busy on the recruiting front for Nebraska football.
Although the recruiting dead period has begun, several 2020 prospects with the Huskers in their top group will or could be making commitment decisions. If they pick NU, they’d join Orlando (Fla.) Evans cornerback Tamon Lynum, who pledged to the Huskers on Sunday, and Derby (Kan.) High School offensive tackle Alex Conn, who committed Monday.
One player who visited for Nebraska’s recruiting barbecue June 21, Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy cornerback Josh Moten, set his decision date for July 2. Moten visited Texas A&M on June 14 and the Huskers one week later. He had previously been committed to Penn State before leaving the Nittany Lions’ class.
Two more high-priority Husker targets — Chamberlain (S.D.) defensive tackle Nash Hutmacher and Carroll (Iowa) Kuemper outside linebacker Blaise Gunnerson — have no more visits to take and should be making decisions soon, as well.
Hutmacher, one of the nation’s best heavyweight wrestlers, finished undefeated at the Junior Nationals tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His three finalists are Nebraska, Oregon and Wisconsin.
Gunnerson just completed his official visit to Iowa State. The Cyclones and Huskers are Gunnerson’s two finalists.
Finally, there have been four inside linebacker visitors who have seen Nebraska in the last several weeks:
» Cody Simon of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep, visited Nebraska on June 7 and just completed an official visit to Ohio State. The consensus four-star prospect is one of the nation’s top players at his position.
» Devyn Curtis of Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy visited NU on June 19 and headed to hometown Vanderbilt on Saturday. Curtis has visited Vandy the most.
» Choe Bryant-Strother of Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian School visited for the barbecue and was active all weekend on Twitter. When current NU receiver Demariyon Houston told Bryant-Strother to “make that move” and commit to NU, Bryant-Strother replied, “I’m thinking bro.”
» Malik Reed of Chandler (Ariz.) High School has already visited UCLA and Wisconsin, and would seem nearly finished with his decision-making process.
Nebraska has significant depth needs at inside linebacker — even as it welcomes three true freshmen in Jackson Hannah, Garrett Snodgrass and Nick Henrich — that make it likely the team will accept more than one commit. It’s not clear whether Nebraska has a pecking order between the quartet, or whether one or more of the visitors could play a different spot.
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