Nebraska’s official visitor list for this weekend stood at four late Thursday as the Huskers try to complete their 2018 recruiting class.
Of the quartet, one — Miramar (Florida) receiver Dominick Watt — has already committed to NU. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete from the Miami area had originally planned on visiting in December, postponed the decision, then committed to the Huskers sight unseen.
Quartz Hill (California) athlete Matthew Tago is making his long-awaited trip to Nebraska. Tago, 6-4, 230, is being recruited by Nebraska as a quarterback; other schools, including Oregon State, project Tago as a linebacker. Tago is a consensus three-star prospect according to the 247Sports composite service; he was originally committed to UCLA before the Bruins fired coach Jim Mora. Tago passed for 3,173 yards and 38 touchdowns last season for Quartz Hill, which is one hour north of Los Angeles. Tago also rushed for 500 yards.
“I think me just being able to escape the pocket and just change the game with my legs is a big part of my game,” Tago told The World-Herald last week. “I’m not scared to hit, either, so if I have to I’ll run somebody over and be physical on the quarterback side.”
The third visitor, Montgomery (Alabama) Park Crossing athlete Cam Taylor, is most likely a defensive back prospect, although he played quarterback for his high school team. The 5-11, 200-pound Taylor is a consensus three-star prospect according to 247Sports and appears to have Nebraska and Missouri as his finalists.
Taylor may or may not have a committable offer, as NU awaits word from Houston Lamar safety Cam’ron Jones, who has said he will announce his commitment Saturday night. Jones has taken two visits — one official, one unofficial — to Lincoln, and the consensus four-star prospect according to 247Sports is also a former UCLA commit. Jones had 106 tackles as a senior at Lamar.
Dallas (Texas) Trinity Christian School running back Maurice Washington will visit Nebraska on Feb. 2. According to 247 Sports, Washington is canceling a visit to Ohio State this weekend and headed to NU next week.
Washington, a consensus four-star recruit, helped his recruiting stock with a three-touchdown performance in the Under Armour All-America game this January. The 6-foot, 190-pound Washington is now the nation’s No. 93 overall prospect according to ESPN, which televised the game.
He rushed for 1,253 yards — at a 10.2-yards-per-carry clip — and 15 touchdowns as a senior at Trinity Christian, which counts NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders among its assistant coaches. Washington caught 26 passes for 582 yards and nine touchdowns as well.
“Obviously he’s a phenomenal athlete,” Trinity Christian assistant Sean Riley told The World-Herald in January. “I think he could play just about any sport and come in and he’d probably be the best at all of them.”
NU also continues to pursue Lawrenceville (Georgia) cornerback Taiyon Palmer, who hosted Husker coach Scott Frost and four members of Frost’s defensive staff for an in-home visit Wednesday night. Palmer, a consensus four-star prospect according to 247Sports, is scheduled to visit Tennessee this weekend after visiting Nebraska Jan. 12 and North Carolina State Jan. 19. Alabama has also recently offered Palmer.