Once fall camp started, Nebraska slowed down its offering of new prospects, focusing on the season and its top targets in the 2017 class.
But over the last few weeks, the Huskers have targeted some underclassmen. Here’s a closer look at the recruits most recently offered by NU:
Cornerback AJ Lytton (2018), Upper Marlboro, Md.: Lytton is a consensus Top 100 recruit and ranks as high as No. 24 nationally, according to Scout. He holds at least 19 scholarship offers, 16 of which come from Power Five schools, after Nebraska extended him one Aug. 30. At 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, Lytton ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at The Opening Regional in Washington D.C. in April.
Linebacker Grayson Mann (2018), Fort Worth, Texas: Nebraska was the first school to offer this under-the-radar junior. He’s unranked by the recruiting services for now, but Trent Bray has seen enough to know he wants to target him in the 2018 class. He plays on the line of scrimmage for his high school team, but he projects to be an outside linebacker on the next level.
Quarterback Dylan Morris (2019), Graham, Wa.: Morris received all three of his first scholarship offers on the same day back on Aug. 18. Nebraska was joined by the in-state schools Washington and Washington State. Morris, who was his school’s starting quarterback as a true freshman, is teammates with five-star offensive tackle Foster Sarell, who took an official visit to Nebraska this past weekend. He’s the first quarterback NU has targeted in the 2019 class.
Athlete Jalani Williams (2019), St. Louis: Nebraska was offer No. 3 for this versatile sophomore from within the 500-mile radius. Iowa State and Missouri offered him a couple weeks ago. At 6-foot-2, 165 pounds, Williams could either play safety or wide receiver on the next level. His teammate at Parkway North High School — four-star DT Michael Thompson — is a Husker target in the 2018 class.
» The Huskers have now offered 10 prospects in the 2019 class from six different states — three from Missouri, two each from California and Georgia, and one each from Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. In addition to Morris and Jalani Williams, the other 2019 offerees are: DE Grayson Boomer, WR Cameron Coleman, ATH De’Gabriel Floyd, LB Horace McCoy, LB Owen Pappoe, S Kenyatta Watson, S Brian Williams and WR Kyren Williams.
Four-star lineman has top 10
Offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga, whom Nebraska offered in January, included the Huskers in the top 10 he released Monday. Also making the cut were Arkansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Tennessee, Texas and USC.
Originally from California, Filiaga moved to Aledo, Texas, in the spring. He plans to take all five of his official visits, so NU will try to secure one of those as he has not yet visited Lincoln. He spent the opening weekend of college football season attending the UCLA-Texas A&M game in College Station, the USC-Alabama game in Arlington and the Notre Dame-Texas game in Austin.
Filiaga is a consensus four-star prospect that measured 6-foot-6, 335 pounds at The Opening Regional in Los Angeles in February. He ranks as the No. 16 OT nationally and No. 112 overall, according to the 247Sports composite.
'Bookie' sets decision date
Brendan Radley-Hiles has a decision date set, but there’s still a long way to go.
He tweeted Tuesday that he’ll commit to a school on July 31, 2017, to honor his late brother. Radley-Hiles is one of the Huskers’ top targets in the 2018 class, and Nebraska figures to be a major player in his recruitment.
Radley-Hiles visited for the spring game in April and a Friday Night Lights camp in June. He also participated in the Husker satellite camp in California in June. He’s set to return to Lincoln for the Oregon game on Sept. 17 as well.
UCF commit to visit
Emmanuel Greene committed to UCF in June, but he still has interest in the Huskers.
According to Scout, Greene will take an official visit to Lincoln for the Illinois game on Oct. 1. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Greene plays at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, where he’s a teammate with Husker commit and Lincoln native Broc Bando.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound Greene is a three-star wide receiver, according to the 247Sports composite.
UCF is coached by former Husker quarterback Scott Frost.