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Scott Frost news conference, 12/3/17

Scott Frost answers a question during a news conference after being introduced as the new Nebraska football coach Dec. 3 at Memorial Stadium.


It's midweek and the Nebraska football staff is still recruiting, so the ticker rolls on, too. 

Will Jarrett Bell (Norco, California) commit to the Huskers? Does tackle Willie Canty III (Belle Glade, Florida) get the chance to pull the trigger this weekend when he's on campus for an official visit? Where does tackle Hamilton Hall (Atlanta) fit into the picture after the staff visited him yesterday? 

There are plenty of other moving pieces elsewhere, too, so let's get to the updates: 

The Huskers might have an uphill battle to land four-star cornerback Taiyon Palmer considering the way his recruitment has exploded in recent weeks. 

Palmer, who was committed to Duke until backing off that pledge in November, visited Lincoln on Jan. 12. He's also recently picked up offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Notre Dame and others. He visited NC State last weekend, will visit Clemson this weekend and has one weekend remaining after that. 

That hasn't stopped the Huskers' pursuit, though, as they took the cavalry to Palmer's Lawrenceville, Georgia home on Wednesday. 

Head coach Scott Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, defensive backs coach Travis Fisher, outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt, inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and tight ends coach Sean Beckton all visited the Archer High standout. 

Will it be enough to stave off all the other late attention? Time will tell. 


Four-star wide receiver and NU verbal commitment Dominick Watt is taking an official visit to Lincoln this weekend, he indicated on Twitter on Wednesday morning. 

It's typically no surprise that a player who winds up committing to a school would take an official visit, the order is just usually reversed. Instead of saving one of the school's dwindling number of official visits, though, Watt will use one to come see campus for the first time. 

Maye that shouldn't be a surprise, but it also probably says something about the staff's comfort level on where it's at numbers-wise with two weekends of visits remaining. Remember: The yearly allotment of official visits doesn't reset until the summer, an NCAA oddity given that the cycle starts anew essentially after National Signing Day. 


Watt adds to the group of known, scheduled visitors for this weekend. The list also includes quarterback/athlete Matthew Tago (Lancaster, California), tackle Willie Canty (Belle Glade, Florida) and defensive back Cam Taylor (Montgomery, Alabama). 


It appears half the coaching staff or more visited Grayson High in Georgia today, including Frost, defensive coordinator Erik Chinander, tight ends coach Sean Beckton, inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud and outside linebackers coach Jovan Dewitt. 

Two current Huskers -- linebacker Mo Barry and new defensive back Breon Dixon -- attended the school, and NU is recruiting several players there, including 2019 outside linebacker Owen Pappoe. 


The Huskers are continuing to roll out 2019 offers, including a heralded pair in California:

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (School) Stars (247 Sports composite)
David Alston* DE/OLB 6-5 225 Woodbury, Minn. ***
Greg Bell* RB 6-0 200 Yuma, Ariz. (Arizona Western CC) ***
Willie Canty III* OL 6-6 290 Belle Glade, Fla. (Glades Central) ***
Braxton Clark* CB 6-3 188 Orlando, Florida (Dr. Phillips) ***
Will Farniok* OL 6-3 260 Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington) ***
Will Honas* LB 6-2 225 El Dorado, Kan. (Butler CC) ***
Andre Hunt* WR 6-0 175 Lancaster, Calif. (Paraclete) ***
Cam'ron Jones* S 6-0 184 Mansfield, Texas ****
Miles Jones* RB 5-9 170 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (American Heritage) ****
Cameron Jurgens* ATH 6-4 245 Beatrice ****
Katerian Legrone* TE 6-3 230 Atlanta (BEST Academy) ***
Adrian Martinez* QB` 6-2 205 Fresno, California (Clovis West) ****
Justin McGriff* WR 6-6 210 Tampa, Florida (Jefferson ***
Barret Pickering* K 6-0 185 Hoover, Ala. ***
Casey Rogers* DE 6-5 240 Avon, Conn. (Old Farms) ***
C.J. Smith* S 6-3 193 West Palm Beach, Fla. (Oxbridge Academy) ****
Caleb Tannor* OLB 6-3 225 Lithonia, Ga. (Miller Grove) ****
Cam Taylor* ATH/DB 6-0 196 Montgomery, Ala. (Park Crossing) ***
Maurice Washington* RB 6-1 190 Cedar Hill, Texas (Trinity Christian) ****
Dominick Watt* WR 6-1 200 Hollywood, Fla. (Miramar) ***
Tate Wildeman* DE 6-6 245 Parker, Colo. (Legend) ***
Deontai Williams* S 6-0 170 Ellisville, Mississippi (Jones County JC) ***
Mike Williams* WR 5-10 175 Scooba, Miss. (East Mississippi CC) ***
Jaron Woodyard* ATH 5-11 175 Yuma, Ariz. (Arizona Western CC) ***

Contact the writer at or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


Sports writer

Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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